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Report: Women’s Soccer League Officials Ousted After Accusations Against Ex-Coach

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) board of directors has fired commissioner Lisa Baird and general counsel Lisa Levine in the wake of a report detailing allegations of misconduct against former North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley, The Athletic reported Friday. 

NWSL did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

The Athletic on Thursday outlined allegations of sexual coercion and misconduct by Riley, who led the Courage to back-to-back NWSL championships in 2018 and 2019, after speaking to more than a dozen players he coached since 2010. 

Riley was terminated by the Courage and the league. 

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