Midge Purce says NWSL’s promises ‘not nearly enough’

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Midge Purce thinks that the NWSL’s plan for “systemic transformation” doesn’t go far enough.

On Sunday, the NWSL announced it was retaining an independent firm to carry out multiple initiatives aimed at creating a safer environment for players and staff. The league also announced a new executive committee comprised of Amanda Duffy, Angie Long and Sophie Sauvage that will oversee the initiatives.

Purce, a forward with Gotham FC and the U.S. women’s national team, has reservations about the NWSL’s plan, as she wrote on Twitter on Sunday night.

The changes come amid a league-wide reckoning following allegations of sexual coercion and emotional abuse leveled at former North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley.

Purce has played in the NWSL since she was drafted in 2017. She joins a long list of players who have criticized the league since The Athletic released its report last Thursday.