Pia Sundhage resigns as coach of Olympic champion USA women
Abby Wambach kicked off the US women’s soccer team’s Olympic victory tour by scoring twice in a 8-0 best canada goose coat for skiing exhibition victory over can you wash a canada goose coat Costa Rica on Saturday, hours after coach Pia Sundhage had announced her resignation.
In five seasons, best place to buy a canada goose jacket in toronto Sundhage led the Americans to consecutive Olympic gold medals and their first World Cup final in 12 years.
Hours before the Costa Rica game – in which Megan Rapinoe scored two goals and Alex Morgan homepage, Carli Lloyd, Sydney Leroux and Heather O’Reilly also scored – the US Soccer Federation announced that Sundhage has decided to return home, to “pursue opportunities in Sweden”. Eight days ago, Sweden’s women’s coach, Thomas Dennerby, announced he was stepping down. Sweden, which finished third in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, lost to France in the Olympic quarterfinals.
The US Soccer president, Sunil Gulati, and CEO Dan Flynn will begin an immediate search for Sundhage’s successor, but the federation said there is canada goose coat 1000 calorie diets buying a canada goose jacket online no set timetable to select the national team’s next coach.
In best canada goose jacket womens a press release announcing her authentic canada goose outlet decision, Sundhage said it had been “an honor” to coach the US and added that she had “learned a tremendous amount” from the players.
“I want to thank all the players and all of my assistant coaches for making me better,” Sundhage said. “Before I took this job, I always admired the spirit and character of the US team, but to experience that first-hand on the training field and from the bench as their coach was truly special and something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Although it is time to move on, I’d like best place to buy a canada goose jacket in toronto to thank US Soccer for this wonderful opportunity and I wish this team and can you pick canada goose coat 1000 bulbs garland the most expensive canada goose parka the players all the best in the future.”
Sundhage took over from Greg Ryan in November 2007 and posted a record of 88-6-10, including winning the 2008 and 2012 Olympic tournaments and finishing as runner-up to Japan in the 2011 World Cup.