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Jill Ellis Named US Women’s National Team Head Coach

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Jill Ellis Named US Women’s National Team Head Coach

On Friday Jill Ellis was named the new Head Coach of the US Women’s National Team. Ellis had been the interim coach of the USWNT since Tom Sermanni was fired in early April. This was the second time Ellis had been named interim coach of the team. The first time was in late 2012 with the departure of Pia Sundhage […]

USWNT: Press Conference Does Little to Answer Questions around Tom Sermanni’s Firing

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USWNT: Press Conference Does Little to Answer Questions around Tom Sermanni’s Firing

A day after Tom Sermanni was let go as USWNT head coach, US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati staged a very popular press conference to answer questions surrounding the decision. With the expectation that the USWNT is supposed to dominate, recent results have disappointed. However, the timing was questionable with the 2015 World Cup qualifying only six months away. […]

USWNT Players Great Power Must Come with Responsibility, Accountability

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USWNT Players Great Power Must Come with Responsibility, Accountability

While it seemed like nothing major was going to occur after the United States Women’s National Team 2-0 win over China, the US Soccer Federation shocked many by firing head coach Tom Sermanni late Sunday night. Many are not shocked that he was fired, but rather the timing of the decision. With a poor performance in […]

USWNT: Lack of Direction, Excessive Experimentation Lead to Tom Sermanni’s Firing

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USWNT: Lack of Direction, Excessive Experimentation Lead to Tom Sermanni’s Firing

Late Sunday night, US Soccer Federation announced they released Tom Sermanni from his USWNT head coaching duties immediately  after beating China 2-0 earlier in the day. The official release from U.S. Soccer said “the team needed to go in a different direction”. Jill Ellis will be the interim coach for the Thursday friendly with China. The […]

Tom Sermanni Changes USWNT Formation With Minimal Results

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Tom Sermanni Changes USWNT Formation With Minimal Results

In the first of a set of friendlies with China, the USWNT took home a 2-0 victory. Some will say it was a much needed win after a disastrous Algarve Cup, but the experimentation phase of development under Tom Sermanni continued. He stated that 2014 was about results, and he got one today, but changing the formation fits more into […]