After the NWSLPA launched the #NoMoreSideHustles campaign on Thursday in a push for fair compensation, many current and former NWSL players have taken to Twitter to detail their experiences.

North Carolina Courage forward Jessica McDonald revealed that she used to work at Amazon packing boxes during 10 hour workdays. She would also train others and herself whilst raising her son.

Bella Bixby – who has had a breakout season so far – revealed that she’s often coached on the side, did ride-sharing and food delivery through Uber her rookie year, and even had to live with her parents for a year while playing in the NWSL.

Emily Menges detailed that all of the eight years that she’s played she’s worked at least two jobs during the season. “I’ll fight like crazy so the players who come next can just play soccer,” she wrote.

Former Washington Spirit forward Tiffany Weimer, who currently plays overseas, said “it would have improved my mental and physical health to focus solely on playing.”

Haley Carter, former Houston Dash reserve goalkeeper, tweeted that she worked so much “that the NWSL was the side hustle.”

Houston Dash defender Gabrielle Seiler detailed her experiences working at OrangeTheory her rookie year and waking up at 3:30 a.m. “just to try and make extra money to live, while trying to be a professional and go to practice after.” Seiler tore her ACL that year, causing her to miss the 2018 season.

Caroline Stanley Means tweeted out that “professional athletes, regardless of gender, shouldn’t have to work 2, 3, and 4 jobs to support themselves.”

Yael Averbuch West, former Seattle Reign FC defender and current executive director of the NWSLPA, said that herself and her teammates did “all kinds of crazy things to make ends meet” and that the old “reality” of women’s professional soccer “needs to change.”

The NWSL is in hot water after a video package featuring Jessica McDonald misidentified her son, Jeremiah.

The special, which aired at halftime during North Carolina’s game on Saturday, was in celebration of Juneteenth and highlighted McDonald’s relationship with her son.

The broadcast, however, cut to footage of a young fan in the stands, wrongfully identifying the child as McDonald’s son. The Courage striker took to Twitter after the game to point out the league’s mistake.

Lisa Baird, Commissioner of the NWSL, has since apologized for the error, stating that the league was responsible for the production of the segment.

Paul Riley is now the winningest coach in NWSL history.

North Carolina’s 2-1 victory on Saturday secured Riley his 75th win, a new league record.

The Courage dominated the first half, controlling much of the midfield and deploying a persistent attack.

The first goal of the game, however, didn’t come until the 45th minute. Merrit Mathias, striding down the flank, curled a lofted ball into the box, finding Jessica McDonald, who buried a header past Sarah Bouhaddi to make it 1-0 before the half.

The Courage struck again in the 77th minute off a clever combination between second-half substitute Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams. Mewis, gathering the ball at the top of the box, pushed the ball wide for Williams, who then found Mewis again at the near post for the goal. The give-and-go doubled North Carolina’s lead and also made Williams the all-time NWSL assist leader with 26 contributions.

OL Reign kept things interesting down the stretch, answering with a goal of their own in the 86th minute. Jess Fishlock broke up a Courage build-up play in their own half to chip goalkeeper Casey Murphy, cutting North Carolina’s lead in half.

The Courage ultimately held off OL Reign’s late push, walking away with a 2-1 win and three points in the standings.