Portland Thorns fireplace two executives following US Soccer’s bombshell abuse report into the NWSL revealed sexual harassment claims towards ex-coach Paul Riley
Portland Thorns president of soccer Gavin Wilkinson and president of enterprise Mike Golub, the ladies’s soccer workforce introduced Wednesday following the bombshell report on abuse within the NWSL.
The US Soccer Federation’s impartial investigation detailed allegations of sexual harassment made towards ex-coach Paul Riley, who managed the Thorns by way of the 2014-15 season.
Following the discharge of the report on Monday, Thorns proprietor Merritt Paulson has introduced that he’ll be stepping away from workforce operations Tuesday.
Wilkinson and Golub have now been fired from the NWSL membership and have additionally been relieved of their identical roles with Portland’s MLS membership, the Portland Timbers.
The membership’s assertion learn: ‘Portland Timbers and Thorns FC introduced that president of soccer Gavin Wilkinson and president of enterprise Mike Golub have been relieved of their duties with each golf equipment, efficient right now.
‘Pursuant to yesterday’s information that Merritt Paulson would step apart on Thorns associated determination making, common counsel Heather Davis has been named interim president of Peregrine Sports activities, overseeing enterprise operations for each the Timbers and Thorns.
‘Ned Grabavoy will stay as technical director and lead Timbers soccer operations, whereas Thorns GM Karina LeBlanc will proceed in her position main Thorns soccer operations.’
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