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NWSL Calls Off Weekend Games After Allegations Against Coach

Oct 1, 2021, 3:21 PM
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Paul Riley head coach of North Carolina Courage talks with the team after being defeated by the Portland Thorns FC in the quarterfinal match against the Portland Thorns FC in the the NWSL Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium on July 17, 2020 in Herriman, Utah. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

AP – The National Women’s Soccer League will not play the games scheduled for this weekend as it deals with the fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct against a former coach.

North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley was fired by the team following a report in The Athletic that detailed the alleged misconduct, which included claims from two former players of sexual coercion.

The NWSL did not specify whether the games were canceled or postponed.

Commissioner Lisa Baird says the decision was made with the players’ union.

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