"Anyone else sick of this narrative? That a woman’s success can only be defined by what a man deems valuable? It’s bullshit. Our accomplishments are worthy of recognition, in and of
themselves. Also, if you can’t “sell” excellence, can you actually sell anything?
-- U.S. national team defender Becky Sauerbrunn
on a RSL Soapbox report
about the sexist and toxic culture set by certain
executives, including Real Salt Lake chief business officer Andy Carroll
, at the NWSL's Utah Royals, where Sauerbrunn played in 2018 and 2019. Following the report, MLS and the NWSL
announced they were launching investigations into the incidents and Carroll took a leave of absence. Sauerbrunn is now with the Portland Thorns. (@beckysauerbrunn