Canada Soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps, and a sexual abuse story that won’t be ignored (despite some ‘best’ efforts)
A blog post by former Ireland international and Vancouver Whitecaps player Ciara McCormack 12 months ago shined a light on how Canada Soccer and Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps failed to adequately address decade-long allegations.
When two of the supposed best quit Europe in their mid-20s to play MLS , at what should have been the peak of their career, they took a soft option.
They scoured Munich – where thousands of refugees have arrived – and eventually found Mohsen. He was watching a Champions’ League game in a Munich café. Football can be ugly. Football can be corrupt. But sometimes, the actions of some people within the game demonstrate its power for good.
“Because it’s football — something global and still rather conservative — and a provincial French team hires a female coach, it creates a media earthquake.”