Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/2/12
The U.S. Women’s Soccer team is searching for a new head coach after Pia Sundhage announced that she’s stepping down from the post. Sundhage, a native of Sweden, said she’ll be looking for a coaching/managing position in her homeland. While in charge, Sundhage led the American women to a pair of Olympic gold medals as well as a runner-up position at the 2011 Women’s World Cup. She announced her retirement from the team just as it was to start its victory tour to celebrate this summer’s triumph at the London Olympics. Sunil Gulati, the president of U.S. Soccer, said that he had discussions with Sundhage following the Olympics and it was clear to him that she wanted to return home to continue here soccer career. He added that it wasn’t an easy decision to come to for both the coach and the organization. Gulati paid tribute to her by saying that Sundhage deserves all the credit in the world for helping the American team get to where it is today and for all of the success it has achieve...
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