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NWSL takes steps towards change in culture


The GIST: After Thursday’s bombshell report on the NWSL’s latest sexual harassment allegations and abusive cultural issues — read Friday’s newsletter for the backstory — the league took some important steps toward change over the weekend.

October 04, 2021
Source: The Oregonian/Twitter
Source: The Oregonian/Twitter

The latest: On Thursday night, the NWSL Players Association (NWSLPA) asked the league to postpone all weekend games to give players time to process the news, which league commissioner Lisa Baird approved and announced Friday afternoon.

  • And then, just 19 months into her tenure as commish, Baird resigned from her role.
  • In the midst of Friday’s chaos, FIFA and U.S. Soccer also announced they would open an investigation into the NWSL’s scandal.

Up next: We have a lot of thoughts and feelings. For the full debrief and a deeper dive, listen to tomorrow’s episode of our podcast The GIST of It.