National Women’s Soccer League: Abuse allegations, pipeline problem, lack of diversity

The North Carolina Courage kneel to protest the sexual abuse issues plaguing the women’s league during a NWSL soccer match at BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA, Oct 10, 2021. Photo credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports.

In the National Women’s Soccer League, four coaches have been ousted who were accused of verbal and emotional abuse, creating a toxic work environment for women, and sexually coercing players. The league’s commissioner also stepped down this month. “The big question here is: Who can they find to really take this league and make sure players are safe, make sure the league stays alive?” says Molly Hensley-Clancy, sports investigative reporter for The Washington Post.

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