NWSL, U.S. Soccer ‘Repeatedly Failed’ to Protect Players

October 3, 2022

A lengthy independent report detailed “emotional abuse and sexual misconduct” faced by players, mistreatment described as “systemic” beyond just women’s professional soccer.

The 172-page report by the law firm King & Spalding released Monday detailed not only NWSL’s lack of action to protect players, but also the failures of the U.S. Soccer Federation that are “rooted in a deeper culture in women’s soccer, beginning in youth leagues.” FOS