“Get it the fuck together, NWSL”: fervent player comments and muted league/team responses to Athletic article show reporting’s importance

A Meg Linehan article in The Athletic outlined a horrifying pattern of behavior from long-time NWSL coach Paul Riley, which led to his firing from the North Carolina Courage. But, as the article and many players noted, these reports were previously brought to NWSL teams and the league office, with little to no effect.