The NWSL will return, but its players aren’t done demanding change

October 5, 2021

The National Women’s Soccer League will return to the field Wednesday, but the fallout from allegations of player abuse is expected to continue, with players demanding widespread change from a league they say has failed to protect them.

On Tuesday, Washington Spirit CEO and controlling owner Steve Baldwin announced he would step down, ceding to a call from Spirit players that he resign following allegations of a toxic workplace and abuse by the team’s former coach that were reported by The Washington Post. Washington Post