At least 14 former high-level players have alleged Canada Soccer and the Vancouver Whitecaps failed to protect youth team members from abuse and inappropriate behavior by coaches
With the Women’s World Cup only months away, soccer in Canada has been jolted by allegations of abuse, manipulation and inappropriate behavior by an elite coach toward players involved with a junior national team and one of the country’s most prominent professional clubs.
The allegations, made by at least 14 former high-level players, also implicate Canada Soccer, the sport’s national governing body, and the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer in failing to protect players from the abusive behavior of coaches. One former Whitecaps player described the events that took place in 2008 to the Guardian as “the most disgusting thing that a coach can ever do”.
Source: Football News
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