National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) commissioner Lisa Baird has been fired after 19 months, the former coach was accused of sexually harassing and abusing players, an acquaintance of the situation told the Associated Press.
The man spoke in anonymity as the verdict was not yet released on Friday.
The dismissal follows allegations of misconduct, including sexual harassment by two former players against North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley.
The relay was bravely removed on Thursday and the allegations sparked a wave of condemnation from players who had to cancel this weekend’s games.
FIFA on Friday launched an investigation into the case.
It is very rare for an international soccer governing body to be embroiled in controversy.
US Soccer also announced an independent investigation on Friday.