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'It's about dictating the tempo'
November 14th, 2007 7AM

TAGS:  women's national team


[AUDIO/TRANSCRIPTS] At Tuesday's press conference announcing the hiring of Pia Sundhage, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati explained why he believes the Swede is the right choice to get the USA back on track. Sundhage discussed how the USA can prevail in an increasingly competitive international arena: "The team is capable of keeping possession and finding the right moment to penetrate. The U.S. can be very successful this way, even playing against tough teams and organized teams. It's about dictating the tempo; sometimes high tempo and sometimes low tempo. You have to expect that they want to keep the ball and to be comfortable with the ball."

Click HERE for audio of the press conference announcing the hiring of Pia Sundhage as U.S. women's national team coach.


Click HERE for U.S. Soccer's transcripts of the press conference.


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