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Abuse survivor Mana Shim to chair taskforce to make soccer safer

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A woman who helped reveal a culture of systemic abuse in the NWSL and indifference to it by both the league and U.S. Soccer will chair a task force dedicated to making the sport safer.

Mana Shim and U.S. Soccer announced Monday that Shim will lead the Participant Safety Taskforce, which will coordinate implementation of recommendations by former U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates.

Yates’ yearlong investigation found NWSL players had alerted the league and U.S. Soccer to abuse by their coaches that included verbal tirades, retaliation, sexual harassment and sexual coercion. There often was no punishment and, in the instances where there were repercussions, coaches were allowed to move to other teams without anyone at the league or federation raising an alarm.

Yates also said that while her investigation was focused on the NWSL, she believed the abusive culture extended to all levels of the sport.


Story Credit: usatoday.com

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