Scandal Rocks Women’s Soccer

General Brown's Ainsley Fuller is poised to score in a girls' soccer contest against Lowville...
General Brown's Ainsley Fuller is poised to score in a girls' soccer contest against Lowville Thursday.(WWNY)
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 4:23 PM EDT
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-An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women’s Soccer League found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players. U.S. Soccer commissioned the investigation by former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates and a law firm after former NWSL players Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim came forward with allegations of harassment and sexual coercion dating back a decade. But it was clear the problems were widespread. Five of the 10 head coaches in the league last season either were fired or stepped down amid allegations of misconduct.