Ahead of the OL Reign’s Pride match against the Kansas City Current on Saturday, Reign midfielder Quinn spoke out about the NWSL’s current policy on transgender athletes.

“Although I’m happy to see more teams in the NWSL lean into Pride, the lack of conversation surrounding the problematic transgender inclusion policy shocks me,” Quinn wrote as part of a series of tweets Friday.

The NWSL’s policy on transgender athletes, which was published two years ago, was criticized from day one for relying on testosterone levels and for failing to include policies regarding nonbinary athletes. The NWSL also took heat for releasing the restrictive policy on Transgender Day of Visibility in 2021, something Quinn called out Friday as “disrespectful.”

Quinn, who in 2021 became the first openly trans and nonbinary athlete to win an Olympic medal, said they hope the league “can find space during their celebrations this month to understand and educate themselves on the limitations of their policy.”

Quinn’s comments come amid a continued onslaught of legislation targeting transgender individuals. Since the start of 2021, more than 20 U.S. states have passed legislation restricting or banning transgender athletes from playing sports at the K-12 or collegiate level. In recent months, gender-affirming health care has become the new target, with 20 states enacting bans or imposing significant restrictions on this type of medical care.

Of the 12 NWSL teams, four — the Houston Dash, Kansas City Current, Orlando Pride, and Racing Louisville — are located in states where lawmakers have banned trans girls and women from playing school sports.

At the same time, Washington state — where Quinn has played professionally for the OL Reign since 2019 — has enacted legal protections for trans youth. In May, OL Reign hosted a clinic for gender diverse youth and their families. In a tweet, the club said it was working “to make Washington the most inclusive place for youth to play soccer in the United States.”

Many individual NWSL players have used their platforms to advocate for trans rights. In April, 12 current NWSL players were among a group of athletes who wrote a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging lawmakers to oppose H.R. 734 — also known as the “Protection of Girls and Women in Sports Act” — and asking them to instead champion “causes women athletes have been fighting for decades, including equal pay, an end to abuse and mistreatment, uneven implementation of Title IX, and a lack of access and equity for girls of color and girls with disabilities, to name only a few.”

Yet while individual players and teams have spoken out about trans rights, the league as a whole has not addressed the topic head on. The NWSL’s 2023 Pride Campaign, unveiled Thursday, features “refreshed Pride imagery” that includes the five-striped white, pink and blue trans flag, but doesn’t directly address trans rights or its own policy on transgender athletes.

It’s so far so good for USA Basketball at the U19 World Cup.

Team USA is 3-0, having handedly beaten Italy (96-37), Australia (99-59) and Egypt (97-36) during preliminary play in Spain.

Iowa standout Caitlin Clark has been a major factor for the U.S. so far in the tournament. Against Australia on Sunday, Clark made four 3-pointers in two minutes and finished with a game-high 29 points. She also added nine rebounds and seven assists against the Opals.

Clark isn’t the only college star who’s contributed to Team USA’s high-powered offense. Lauren Betts, the No. 1 recruit in the 2022 class and a Stanford commit, had 17 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday’s win.

Tuesday’s game against Egypt showcased just how balanced Team USA is offensively, with 11 players scoring in the game.

Incoming UConn freshman Azzi Fudd scored the team’s first eight points as the U.S. opened the game on a 24-3 run.

Clark nearly registered a triple-double with 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Notre Dame’s Sonia Citron came close, too, adding 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

As a result, Team USA advanced as the No. 1 team out of Group A.

Canadian women’s national team soccer player Quinn has made history by becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.

Quinn, who started in Canada’s 1-1 draw Wednesday against host nation Japan, detailed their feelings about the experience in an Instagram post after the game.

“First openly trans Olympian to compete,” they wrote. “I don’t know how to feel. I feel proud seeing ‘Quinn’ up on the line-up and on my accreditation.”

The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist came out as non-binary and transgender in September 2020, also noting the previous and future generations of transgender athletes in their recent post.

“Mostly, I feel aware of the realities. Trans girls being banned from sports. Trans women facing discrimination and bias while trying to pursue their Olympic dreams,” Quinn wrote. “The fight isn’t close to over… and I’ll celebrate when we’re all here.”

Quinn also plays professionally for the NWSL’s Seattle-based OL Reign and is a teammate of American star Megan Rapinoe.

Next up for Quinn and Canada is a group stage game against Chile on Saturday.