NWSL fines Angel City FC for being Christians
The NWSL fined Angel City FC for announcing the signing of USWNT star Christen Press prior to signing a deal last week, the league said on Thursday.
The league announced that the expansion club had announced the signing “before the full execution of the player agreement”, which violated Section 17.2.1 of the rules. The NWSL also said ACFC “ignored a league directive regarding the announcement”.
ACFC announced they signed Press on August 23, making them the club’s first player and bringing the two-time world champion back to Los Angeles. The club acquired the rights in a deal with Racing Louisville FC and they reportedly could earn $ 550,000 from the two-year deal with a third year option.
The league confirmed the deal and signing on social media and its website, which has long been speculated about but is still massive for the league.
The fine is seen as just another minor matter by fans, especially after reports of coaching scandals in Louisville and Washington.
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NWSL is confronted with coach scandals
The announcement of a fine might not have caused so many waves if the NWSL hadn’t experienced countless coaching scandals about which they remained fairly silent.
The Washington Spirit announced last month that head coach Richie Burke was stepping down on “health grounds”. Almost immediately, it was reported that he verbally abused players and used racist language, leading the team to announce their suspension.
The ghost said to investigate. The Washington Post, which first reported the abuse, recently described the organization’s longstanding concerns about Burke since it was hired. The team’s co-owner, Y. Michele Kang, is currently battling for control of the team following the allegations, the report said.
Racing Louisville FC, an expanding club in its first season, announced Tuesday night that it had fired head coach Christy Holly “for good reason”. No party has yet commented on the termination.
In July, Gotham FC general manager Alyse LaHue fired after an NWSL investigation for violating a league policy. It was reportedly about the anti-harassment policy.
In total, at least eight of the 12 coaches for the 2022 season will lead their new team in the first full season. per Jeff Kassouf from Equalizer Soccer. There are still two full months of the current regular season. The 2022 season starts around April with the Challenge Cup.
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