In this update:
- U.S. Soccer Formally Announces TV and Streaming Schedule for the SheBelieves Cup
- USWNT to Play Australia and Brazil in April
- Lynn Williams Departs Western Sydney Wanderers to Focus on USWNT Duties
In this update:
On Tuesday, October 30th, U.S. Soccer announced that current Australia Women’s National Team head coach Tom Sermanni would take over as the head coach of the United States WNT beginning on January 1, 2013 (USSoccer.com). Football Federation Australia issued a press release confirming that Sermanni would step down as head coach of the Matildas. This news was initially broken by The Womens Game. Terms of Sermanni’s contract, including length and salary, are not readily available. This announcement comes a full sixty days after Pia Sundhage announced on September 1st that she would step down as head coach of the USWNT. U.S. Soccer’s search committee, which was led by federation President Sunil Gulati, reviewed over thirty candidates and had interviews with at least six of them, including — besides Sermanni — Tony DiCicco, Paul Riley, Randy Waldrum, Jim Gabarra, and Erica Walsh (twitter.com/JeffreyCarlisle). Continue reading “USWNT: And the New Coach Is… Tom Sermanni”
Wednesday night, the United States Women’s National Team played its final match under head coach Pia Sundhage, defeating Australia 6:2 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Colorado. The USA opened the scoring halfway through the first half, but Australia scorwd two goals in three minutes and had a 2:1 lead for nine minutes in the first half, before the USA equalized. Continue reading “USWNT: USA 6, Australia 2 – Sundhage Finishes Her Tenure With a Win”
On Sunday, the United States Women’s National Team, in the second match of their Fan Tribute series, defeated Australia by a score of 2 to 1, via second half goals by Alex Morgan and Shannon Boxx (U.S. Soccer match report). The Matildas were quite dangerous in the first half, with at least two shots that rebounded off the posts, but an individual effort by the speedy Lisa deVanna gave the visitors a 1:0 half-time advantage.
Full U.S. Soccer highlights are not yet available, but the goals are: Continue reading “USWNT: The USA Defeats Australia 2:1 at The HDC”
On Wednesday, the travel roster for the Australia Women National Team’s upcoming trip to the United States was released by their FA. The Matildas will be playing the United States Women’s National Team in two friendlies, on September 16th and the 19th, along with a tune-up match against the WNT of Haiti prior to those friendlies on September 13th.