U.S. Soccer investigation finds "systemic" abuse in women's league

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2022
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Sexual misconduct and verbal and emotional abuse had "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.

Why it matters: The report details numerous instances of abuse across the league, vicious coaching tactics — "manipulation that was about power, not improving performance" — and a repeated failure by team executives and the league to respond to reports of abuse.

Driving the news: "Our investigation has revealed a league in which abuse and misconduct — verbal and emotional abuse and sexual misconduct...

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