NWSL News: Washington Spirit issued fine by League

CHICAGO (May 24, 2022) – The National Women’s Soccer League announced today it has issued a fine to Washington Spirit head coach Kris Ward for statements made criticizing league operations during a press conference on May 18, 2022, in violation of Section 12.1.4 (e) “Prejudicial Statements and Public Criticism” of the League Operations Manual.

Additionally, the Spirit have been issued a fine for subsequent comments made by the team via social media following Ward’s post-game remarks.