Chelsea shows solidarity with NWSL players amid league reckoning


In a show of support for NWSL players, Chelsea’s players and staff linked arms ahead of their Women’s Super League game against Leicester City on Sunday.

Amid the league’s turmoil, NWSL players have been stopping during the sixth minute of their competitions in a show of solidarity with Mana Shim and Sinead Farrelly, who came forward with allegations of sexual coercion and emotional abuse against former North Carolina coach Paul Riley.

The NWSL’s reckoning has spurred a broader conversation across women’s soccer, including the Venezuela’s women’s national soccer team, where players have accused former coach Kenneth Zseremeta of sexual harassment and abuse.