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Gustavsson appointed Ellis' full-time assistant
by Paul Kennedy, May 27th, 2014 3:44PM
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[USA WOMEN]Tony Gustavsson, who served as an assistant on the USA's 2012 Olympic gold-medal women's team and coached Tyreso to the UEFA Women's Champions League final, has been appointed by recently hired U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis as a full-time assistant coach.

Gustavsson, 40, was on fellow Sweden native Pia Sundhage's staff for the 2012 London Olympics. They both returned to Sweden after the Olympics -- Sundhage to take over the Swedish national team and Gustavsson to coach Tyreso.

The Damallsvenskan club featured as many as five Americans last season: Christen Press, Whitney Engen, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris. Press, Engen and Klingenberg all started in the UEFA Women's Champions League final Tyreso lost to Wolfsburg, 4-3, in Lisbon.

Tyreso earned a second-place finish in the 2013 Damallsvenskan, securing a Champions League berth for 2014-15, but its future is uncertain because of financial problems.

"Tony will be an excellent addition to our coaching staff," said Ellis in a statement. "We have worked together before and I am delighted to have him come on board as we move toward Women's World Cup qualifying. He brings tremendous international experience and a fantastic energy to our program. I am excited to have him join us in a couple of weeks."

The first tests for the Ellis-Gustavsson pair will come in June against France.

Christen Press:Tony, Titles, and Trust

"I'm really looking forward to being back with the U.S. team again," said Gustavsson in a statement. "I have great respect for these players, their work ethic and their desire to keep progressing as individuals and as a team. I'm excited to contribute to that process through any role Jill asks of me."

Gustavsson also has men's first division coaching experience in both Sweden and Norway.


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