Rapinoe says U.S. team 'angry, exhausted' after abuse report

STORY: The independent investigation released on Monday (October 3) revealed player abuse within women's professional soccer in the United States was systemic and that the NWSL and governing U.S. Soccer body failed to adequately protect players.

"Even when you know it it's just horrifying over and over to read. It's been difficult for the players. Some of the players play in those clubs, have been coached by those coaches, likely have been abused in one form or another," Rapinoe said ahead of Friday's (October 7) friendly against England at Wembley Stadium.

"It can definitely be re-triggering or re-traumatizing and just to have to deal with that.

"We're angry and exhausted and together, and unified, so it's kind of all of it."