NWSL misidentifies Mana Shim during Orlando Pride broadcast


The NWSL misidentified Mana Shim during the Orlando Pride broadcast on Saturday night, sparking outrage online.

Along with Sinead Farrelly, Shim publicly accused former NWSL coach Paul Riley of sexual coercion and emotional abuse in The Athletic. Since the report’s publishing, Shim and Farrelly have called for “more justice” and systemic change inside the league.

Shim was in attendance for the Pride and NJ/NY Gotham FC matchup in Orlando on Saturday, joining the players during the game’s sixth minute to link arms at midfield in an act of solidarity and silence. The broadcast, however, misidentified Shim, zooming in and placing a name chyron on the wrong person.

After the game, Alex Morgan spoke about the importance of Shim’s presence during the game’s demonstration.

“That moment was heavy. I think the whole match was heavy and obviously it was just amazing to have Mana here and just be able to be here with her during this time and show our support for her.”