NWSL Players Stand In Solidarity After Paul Riley Allegations

Gotham FC and Washington Spirit halted play in the sixth minute of Wednesday's NWSL match as an act of solidarity
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Members of the NJ/NY Gotham FC and Washington Spirit halted play in the sixth minute of Wednesday's NWSL match as an act of solidarity amid the ongoing fallout from allegations about misconduct across the league.

The National Women's Soccer League Players Association said the demonstration was "in recognition of the 6 years it took for Mana [Shim], Sinead [Farrelly], and all those who fought for too long to be heard" and that the teams in other games tonight would do the same.

Shim and Farrelly came forward in a report by The Athletic's Meg Linehan and detailed sexual coercion and abuse they said they experienced from former North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley.

The scandal has widened in scope and resulted in the resignation of commissioner Lisa Baird and the ouster of general counsel Lisa Levine.

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