Former Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames has been accused by several players of emotional and verbal abuse.
The news comes a day after he stepped down as coach of the women’s national soccer team.
Rory Dames announced he left the team on Sunday, November 21, less than 48 hours after the Red Stars lost the NWSL championship 2-1 overall to Washington Spirit.
In a statement released just before midnight local time, the Red Stars said Dames had resigned and a replacement process would begin, but did not acknowledge any ongoing allegations of abuse.
“Under Rory’s leadership, we are a perfect club and excel on the pitch,” the statement said, attributing the quote to the “Chicago Red Stars” rather than the owner or chief executive officer. club practice.
“We’re constantly evaluating our team and the office environment, and with the dynamic change taking place in the league, it’s time to begin the next chapter of the Red Stars with the search for a new team leader. .”
The Washington Post revealed on Monday that his exit was prompted by an investigation into his conduct. Several players, including USWNT Star Christen Press reported Dames to the United States Soccer League in 2018, according to reports.
“I think Rory emotionally abused the players,” Press wrote in a formal complaint published in the Post. “He doesn’t have a safe distance between himself and the players. He uses his power and status as a coach to control the players and get close to them.”
Since the Post’s report became public, the team has released another statement in support of the players.
“We stand with the players who are staunchly advocating change and we are committed to doing our part to ensure a safe environment for the players, staff, volunteers and fans. tournament grave.
“Together with our players, the Chicago Red Stars a few weeks ago began an independent assessment of the health and safety of our players and the culture and work environment of the team. intends to implement any of the recommendations in that review to enhance the empowerment of its players, to ensure that everyone’s voices are heard, and to foster an environment of constant growth. customary.”
The NWSL Players Association (NWSLPA) also released a declare to support players who brought charges against Dames.
“This type of coaching has no place in the NWSL, youth football or anywhere else. We stand with Christen Press, Jen Hoy, Sam Johnson and any player who wants to speak out against abuse under the hood. any form,” the statement read.
“We have said before and will say it again: the system failed us. Through the investigation we will find the root cause of these system failures to prevent this. happen to future generations.
“There’s nothing short of a complete makeover of our league enough.”
Dame’s departure marks the National Women’s Soccer League’s ninth coach change of the year in a season defined by turmoil. He also became the fifth men’s coach to be ousted for alleged misconduct.
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