U.S. Soccer Report Finds “Systemic” Abuse And Misconduct In Women’s League

  • “Abuse in the NWSL is rooted in a deeper culture in women’s soccer, beginning in youth leagues, that normalizes verbally abusive coaching and blurs boundaries between coaches and players.”
  • Sexual misconduct and verbal and emotional abuse have “become systematic” in the National Women’s Soccer League, the game’s top league in the U.S., according to a highly anticipated report released Monday.
  • The report comes a year after NWSL players began speaking out about cases of harassment and abuse, often at the hands of male coaches.
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