US soccer sexual abuse scandal: Probe reveals widespread misconduct by coaches
07 October 2022 | 5:50 am
The sport's national governing body, US Soccer, commissioned the report after former NWSL players Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim came forward with allegations of harassment and sexual coercion dating back a decade involving former coach Paul Riley.
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