The controversy is another bit of bad PR for league that has seen online streams crash during vital games and been without key players for significant chunks of this season – first for the Women’s World Cup, and now for the USWNT’s “Victory Tour”. “Hotels have been unacceptable”.
NWSL is in its third season, and finances have been a continuing issue for the nascent league-and past women’s professional soccer leagues in the U.S.in general-but players have remained largely dormant until recently. Her tweets were directed to the league’s Twitter account.
According to the 2014 NWSL Operations manual, the team must be provided with a 3-star hotel while on the road.
Morgan wasn’t the only one to call out a poor hotel stay in Kansas City. The Adam’s Mark Hotel is listed as a 3-star hotel.
“Upon learning of the situation, the League immediately spoke with both clubs, and FC Kansas City had already addressed the issue. We regret this situation and apologize to the player involved”.
Christine Sinclair tweeted out a warning to the entire NWSL.
Almost every team in NWSL operates in the red, Portland being the lone exception. Providence Park plays host to a wide variety of events each year, including games for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer and Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League, college football and soccer, concerts, community events and public and private functions.
Now she’s back to playing in a league with a minimum salary way below the poverty line and maximum salaries not much better than that. To make ends meet, some players live with each other.
Morgan, 26, was a star for team USA at the 2015 Woman’s World Cup and for the gold medal winning US women’s Olympic team. “What’s more, the hotel stay was free, the result of a deal the Galaxy had reached with a Toronto promoter”.