FIFA investigates NWSL coach abuse scandal; games called off

FIFA says its judicial bodies have opened an investigation into the sexual harassment scandal involving a coach in the National Women’s Soccer League as this weekend’s games were called off. Claims by two former players of sexual coercion against Paul Riley led to the North Carolina Courage coach being fired. FIFA told The Associated Press it was deeply concerned by the case and will now be contacting US Soccer and NWSL for more information about the “various safeguarding concerns and allegations of abuse that have been raised.”