USWNT and England reveal “protect the players” banner in message of support for NWSL victims

The United States women’s national team and England’s national team shared a moment before Friday’s friendly to show support for all the victims of the NWSL’s abuse scandal. An independent investigation from Sally Q. Yates and King & Spalding LLP revealed the top women’s soccer league in the U.S. had a systemic misconduct and abuse problems.

"Our investigation has revealed a league in which abuse and misconduct -- verbal and emotional abuse and sexual misconduct -- had become systemic, spanning multiple teams, coaches, and victims," the Yates' report said. 

There’s still another investigation of the NWSL going on between the league and players association.

Two of the top women’s national teams in the world came together on Friday with a gesture of support for all the players that U.S. Soccer and the NWSL failed to protect.

USWNT England gesture for NWSL victims

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