The U.S. Soccer Federation received three new reports of misconduct within the sport this week after particulars of systemic emotional abuse and sexual misconduct within the National Women’s Soccer League have been revealed in an impartial investigation, U.S. Soccer Federation President Cindy Parlow Cone advised CNN.
Parlow Cone was interviewed twice Friday by the tv community and did not present particulars of the new misconduct instances. She stated the U.S. Center for SafeSport and different authorities have been made conscious of the three new reports.
“I’m additionally hoping that folks do really feel protected now to return ahead or are studying about the place to return ahead to report this as a result of that is so vital,” Parlow Cone advised CNN. “We’re not going to have the ability to root it out until extra courageous folks come ahead to inform us.”
More than 200 folks have been interviewed by investigators wanting into the allegations of harassment and sexual coercion and abuse. The NWSL, U.S. Soccer, groups and people offered paperwork. The impartial investigation, run by former appearing U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates and the legislation agency King & (*3*), targeted on three former coaches: Paul Riley, with the Portland Thorns and later the North Carolina Courage, Christy Holly of Racing Louisville and Rory Dames of the Chicago Red Stars.
On Wednesday, the Portland Thorns dismissed a pair of group executives a day after proprietor Merritt Paulson eliminated himself from a decision-making function with the group. Chicago Red Stars proprietor Arnim Whisler additionally stepped again from his function, and Racing Louisville President James O’Connor apologized to followers and a former participant who alleged she was sexually abused by Holly.
On Friday, England and the U.S. ladies’s groups performed a pleasant earlier than practically 77,000 followers at Wembley Stadium. They wore teal armbands in solidarity with sexual abuse victims and collectively held a banner that learn “Protect the Players” simply earlier than kickoff.
The Yates report made quite a few suggestions to prioritize participant well being and security. U.S. Soccer additionally stated it could instantly implement applications to guard gamers.