HOUSTON — James Clarkson, who acts as the Houston Dash head coach and general manager, has been suspended.

The suspension stems from the initial findings of a recent report from a joint NWSL and NWSLPA investigation that was launched last year to "review current and historic complaints of discrimination, harassment and abuse."

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Clarkson's suspension is effective immediately and a decision about his future with the club will be based on the final results of the ongoing investigation.

As an organization, our highest priority is creating and maintaining a safe and respectful work environment for our players and staff, which we believe is critical to our success on the pitch. The Club has made counseling services available to all members of the organization interested," the Dash said in a statement.

An interim head coach will be named soon.