NWSL postpones weekend matches 'to give everyone some space to reflect' after Paul Riley scandal

Oct 1, 2021

NWSL games will not go on as planned over the weekend. The league postponed games to "give everyone some space to reflect" after North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley was fired due to allegations of sexual coercion.

NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird released a statement Friday announcing the news. Baird took responsibility for her role and said the pause will "be the first step" in transforming the culture around the game.

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