USWNT: More on Sermanni, Plus Confirmation of the Final Three ‘Fan Tribute’ Matches

On Monday, U.S. Soccer confirmed that the United States Women’s National Team will play China in its final three matches of this year’s Fan Tribute Tour. Those matches will be Saturday, December 8th in Detroit at Ford Field, which is a roofed stadium, Wednesday, December 12th at Houston’s new BBVA Compass Stadium, and Saturday, December 15th, in Boca Raton at Florida Atlantic University.  The December 12th match is now scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Central Time and, as already announced, will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer. TV information for the other two matches is not yet available.

The remainder of this post is a follow-up on news regarding the hiring of Tom Sermanni. Continue reading “USWNT: More on Sermanni, Plus Confirmation of the Final Three ‘Fan Tribute’ Matches”

USWNT: And the New Coach Is… Tom Sermanni

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”