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15 Spain players threaten to resign; federation stands with Vilda

Fifteen Spain women’s national team players emailed the federation stating that they will resign from international duty if head coach Jorge Vilda is not fired, the latest in an ongoing standoff between players and a federation standing by Vilda. Players are unhappy with the environment created by Vilda, who has been coach since 2015. Spain’s FA denounced players, saying “those decisions do not fall within their powers” and sanctions could last two to five years.

Vanessa Gilles on loan with Lyon

Vanessa Gilles, defender for Angel City FC and the Canadian women's national team, has joined French side Olympique Lyonnais on loan through June 2023. The move comes after Lyon suffered a long-term injury to left back Griedge Mbock. The loan is for the entire European season, including Lyon's run in the UEFA Women's Champions League. There is no option to buy, though. In the announcement, Angel City FC also extended Gilles' rights through December 2023.

Pedro López named Mexico head coach

El Tri Femenil has its new manager. Pedro López was officially named the manager of the senior Mexican women's national team on Thursday. López succeeds Monica Vergara, who was fired last summer after Mexico failed to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup or 2024 Summer Olympics during the Concacaf W Championship, which was held in Mexico in July. López recently guided Spain to the FIFA U-20 World Cup title.

USSF expects to release Yates investigation in ‘early October’

U.S. Soccer says that they year-long independent investigation into allegations of abusive behavior and sexual misconduct in women's soccer, which has been led by former U.S. attorney general Sally Q. Yates, "is nearing its conclusion." The federation plans to publish the report in full "by early October." Five of 10 NWSL coaches in 2021 were fired for cause or allowed to leave amid allegations of misconduct. Four more coaches came under investigation this year.

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