Racing Louisville players suspended from NWSL for tackling Ali Riley from Orlando Pride


“It was really scary,” said Riley. “Everyone makes mistakes and referees can do something wrong, but at least they acknowledge that you didn’t see what happened. I don’t really know how because it was right on the sidelines. … I think it’s always scary going into situations like this when you feel like the referees are there to protect you. The player, I don’t think she tried to hurt me, but that doesn’t really matter in this situation. I think the referees should just take responsibility. If they haven’t seen it, say so. Don’t make up anything that didn’t happen. “


Janet Smith