US women’s pro soccer: Abuse from coaches lasted years

The Portland Thorns' warm-up shirts say "No More Silence." The Houston Dash narrowly defeated the Thorns 3-2 on October 6, 2021 at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. This was the first Thorns match after the temporary hiatus in National Women’s Soccer when the Paul Riley sexual harassment scandal broke. Photo by John Rudoff/Sipa USA.

National Women’s Soccer League coaches fostered a culture of abuse and harassment, while team owners and the president of U.S. Soccer at the time failed to stop the abuse, according to a new report.

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