November 7, 2022
After Riley had left the club, then General Manager Gavin Wilkinson would encourage another NWSL club to hire him in 2016. Riley would get hired by this club, the Western New York Flash, in the same year. It would be his first head coaching position post-investigation, and Paulson would congratulate the president of the Flash in an email.
“Best of luck this season and congrats on the Riley hire. I have a lot of affection for him,” Paulson wrote. He would continue to support Riley publicly and on social media for years following the investigation.