Latest on USWNT players abuse: Megan Rapinoe calls club leadership to step down

The sports world was taken aback by the findings of the Sally Yates report. The league’s culture of systemic abuse is well-rooted, according to the report. Teams reported seeing several indicators of physical and mental mistreatment. Unfortunately, unfair treatment of players has become the standard in the NWSL.

American professional winger Megan Rapinoe, the captain of the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the US National Team, has also spoken her thoughts on the report.

After an independent inquiry study showed systematic abuse and misbehavior throughout women’s professional soccer, US Women’s National Team (USWNT) star stated that female players are furious and fatigued.

Rapinoe met with the media on the field at Wembley Stadium the afternoon before the big game to voice her thoughts, including the idea that certain owners should be removed. “I don’t think Arnim Whisler is qualified to buy the Chicago Cubs, I also don’t think Merritt Paulson is qualified to own the Portland Trail Blazers. We need for them to be gone,” she said.

Rapinoe went into detail on how some people in the NWSL and US Soccer were refusing to give up the leadership roles that had been assigned to them. According to the study, Rapinoe emphasized that complaints were filed on an annual basis and were always dismissed.

“Every season, someone would criticize one or more of the league’s coaches or the league’s organizational structure. Continuing to fail to fulfill your responsibilities year after year… If I weren’t able to do what I’m supposed to do year after year, let alone in practice after practice, I wouldn’t be where I am now,” she stated.

Despite the circumstances, the team was delighted to play in front of a huge crowd at Wembley against two world’s leading teams. The players gathered with the press amid the commotion and festivities, exuding calm confidence as they discussed not just the past and its discoveries, but also the future and its missions.

Prozukta Prerona

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