Red Stars defender Sarah Gorden was 14 the first time she had a racial slur hurled at her, and it happened on the soccer field.
For most kids, sport is their escape, a place free from the weight of the world.
But that hasn’t always been the case for Gorden.
On this particular day, it was the place where she was forced for the first time to confront racism and how it would affect her every day for the rest of her life.
“I was playing club soccer, and a girl on the other team called me…