Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Sermanni will lead U.S. women against former team
September 17th, 2013 12:45AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  australia, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[DATEBOOK] Tom Sermanni will face his former team for the first time as U.S. women's national team coach when Australia travels to San Antonio, Texas, for an international game indoors on Oct. 20 in San Antonio, Texas (TV: NBC, 12:30 p.m. ET). The Matildas feature a core of young stars who spent the summer in the NWSL.

The match will be played at the Alamodome, marking the 10th game in U.S. women's history to be played indoors but the first at the San Antonio facility.

"I've been delighted with how our team has played over the year as a whole," said Sermanni. "The players have embraced how we've tried to play and we've gone about our performances in a really professional manner, which can be difficult to maintain at times when you go into games with everyone expecting you to win. We're certainly looking forward to facing an Australian team that will be a great challenge tactically and physically."

Sermanni was head coach of Australia for two stints: 1994-1996 and 2005-2012, when he lead the Matildas to the quarterfinals of the 2007 and 2011 Women's World Cup.

"It's always a special occasion when you come up against a team you were formally involved with, especially if it was significant as was my tenure with Australia," said Sermanni. "It will be very interesting to be on the other side knowing the ability and the character of the Australian team. I know it will be a difficult game."

Australians formed the largest contingent of foreigners from outside the Concacaf region to play in the new NWSL.

Australians in NWSL:
Kyah Simon, Boston Breakers
Emily Van Egmond, Seattle Reign FC
Lisa DeVanna, Sky Blue FC
Caitlin Foord, Sky Blue FC
Sam Kerr, Western New York Flash


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. women are off to Brazil -- opener next Wednesday    
The U.S. women's national team was off to Brazil Wednesday night to prepare for its quest ...
MLS Homegrowns lose to Mexico's U-20s    
In an appetizer to the MLS all-stars' game against Arsenal, a squad of MLS U-23 Homegrown ...
U.S. Abroad: Five Americans start in Tijuana Copa MX loss    
Tijuana started five Americans in its 4-0 loss to second division Lobos BUAP in Mexico's midweek ...
MLS Moves: Jones jumps ranks at Philadelphia    
Derrick Jones, the first player to sign with the Bethlehem Steel FC, became the first player ...
MLS All-Star Game: Soaking up the experience    
A guy like Sacha Kljestan, an 11-year pro and veteran of the UEFA Champions League with ...
Video Pick: Trick PK goes wrong in Peru    
Last February, Lionel Messi passed a penalty kick to Luis Suarez, who stroked home to complete ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"There's a reason you see the passion in this area: Soccer's in their blood now. It ...
MLS All-Star Game: Acosta and Van Damme added    
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) and Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy) were added to the MLS All-Stars' ...
What They're Saying: Brad Evans    
"I owe a ton to Sigi, my 1st and only MLS coach. 10 yrs & over ...
What They're Saying: Herculez Gomez    
"Sigi achieved more in 7 yrs than most MLS clubs have in their history... and he ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives