U.S. Soccer: Nine Misconduct Cases in 12 Months

U.S. soccer president tells CNN more misconduct cases reported

FILE – This April 17, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. national soccer team’s head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, left, celebrating with members of his coaching staff, from left, U.S. assistant coach Tony Lepš, coach Jurgen Krol, assistant coach and assistant John Harkes during the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Moscow. U.S. soccer officials say two more misconduct cases have been reported since the FIFA executive committee met in Zurich just over a week after Klinsmann’s resignation following a video appeared to show him celebrating with a group of people he had been trying to fire. (Antonio Olivo/Pool via AP, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. national team has seen nine cases of misconduct in 12 months of existence. In the past week, two more of them were reported.

Among the most pressing questions facing U.S. Soccer and the U.S. soccer community right now are questions about the legitimacy of these 11 cases:

– What if the incidents did not involve current or past U.S. Soccer employees?

– What will happen when the U.S. Soccer association’s investigation is completed?

– What does this mean for the federation’s ability to compete in the World Cup starting July 29?

What are the facts?

Here’s the chronology:

March 17: Former U.S. women’s national soccer team defender Heather O’Reilly, who has been an outspoken critic of U.S. Soccer leadership, receives a report she was fired from her job as an independent contractor based in Houston over the weekend, a day after Klinsmann delivered his resignation letter to U.S. Soccer.

March 22: Former U.S. women’s national soccer team defender Abby Wambach sues U.S. Soccer over her wrongful termination during her four years with the U.S. in international competitions.

March 23: Former U.S. women’s national soccer team defender Kelley O’Hara sues U.S. Soccer over breach of contract.

March 29: U.S. Soccer

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