NWSL calls off weekend games after week of turmoil: ‘Business as usual isn’t our concern right now’

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The National women’s soccer league has called off games this weekend after a brutal week of negative headlines surrounding toxic environments and imbalances of power among clubs. The league announced the move on Friday.

“The National Women’s Soccer League announced today that given the gravity of the events of the last week, matches scheduled for this weekend will not occur,” the statement read.

The announcements come after a grave week for the league that began with the conclusion of investigations in to the Washington Spirit which lead to the termination of then head coach Richie Burke. Reporting later in the week detailed a power…

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