After sitting out this past weekend’s matches, the National Women’s Soccer League Players Association announced Tuesday that it has decided to play Wednesday night’s games.
The NWSL has been roiled by the Paul Riley scandal, which involved verbal abuse and alleged sexual coercion, and other major controversies this year that involved male coaches who have been fired.
“We have taken the weekend’s pause to evaluate,” the NWSLPA said in a statement. “We acknowledge that we will not process the pain of the last several days in one weekend or one week.
“In the midst of statements that leagues and clubs are quick to release, we have been listening to ourselves, and to one another.
“Today, we stand with Mana, Sinead, and Kaiya as they continue to tell their stories.
“We have made the decision to proceed with Wednesday night’s scheduled competition, but our demands will be forthcoming.