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Portland Thorns coach Rhian Wilkinson resigns despite being cleared after investigation

Rhian Wilkinson has resigned as head coach of National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) champions the Portland Thorns despite being cleared after an investigation into her conduct.

The ex-Canada defender said she and a Thorns player expressed "feelings for one another" but "it went no further".

She reported herself to Portland's human resources and was "completely exonerated" after an investigation.