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
Peter Nowak named U.S. Olympic men's team coach
August 10th, 2007 6:45AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Former Polish international Peter Nowak has been named the head coach of the U.S. under-23 men's national team that will attempt to qualify for the the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

The 43-year-old Nowak, the U.S. national team assistant coach since December 2006, succeeds Bob Bradley, who had been serving as head coach of the U-23s and is currently the head coach of the full national team.

"Qualifying for the Olympic Games is one of the major goals of our national team programs, and we believe Peter is the right man to lead our efforts," said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. "He is a proven winner as both a player and a coach at the highest levels, and his ability to mentor young players will be particularly valuable as we continue the process of developing teams that can be very competitive at the international level."

In addition to his duties helping prepare the U.S. team for Olympic qualifying, Nowak will continue to assist Bradley with the full national team. The preliminary round to the men's under-23 tournament commences in the Caribbean this month, with the final round of CONCACAF qualifying expected to take place early next year with the venues and dates to be determined.

Nowak is a former captain of the Polish national team. His professional playing career spanned 23 years and five countries. He made 24 international appearances for Poland, scoring three career goals. He was named Poland's Player of the Year in 1996 and served as captain of the national squad for three years.

Nowak was brought by Bradley to the expansion Chicago Fire in 1998, making an immediate impact as the Fire won the double in 1998 with MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup titles. In five seasons with the Fire, Nowak was named to the MLS Best XI three times. He led the Fire to another Open Cup title in 2000.

Nowak was named head coach of D.C. United in January 2004. In his first year, Nowak led his team to a 3-2 victory in MLS Cup against the Kansas City Wizards after the team had finished no better than fourth in the Eastern Conference for the previous four years. In three years with United, it had a 42-27-25 regular-season record..



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Ambroise Oyongo    
"You give your heart and soul for your country, but others don't recognize your value. Still, ...
MLS: Schweinsteiger takes on role of 'icon' in Chicago    
A resume that includes eight Bundesliga crowns, a Champions League title, and a World Cup has ...
What They're Saying: Jonathan Kraft    
"We've had a lot of great options. [But] St. Louis: exceptional soccer market, exceptional owner group. ...
MLS Expansion: San Diego 'SoccerCity' petition 'crushing it'    
The San Diego group seeking to build a stadium for a proposed MLS expansion team has ...
USMNT: Christian Pulisic passes the Arena test    
For all his candor and sarcasm, Bruce Arena is not one for hyperbole. Before the USA ...
MLS: Petke vows to let loose 'caged animal' that is RSL    
A poor finish last season and bad start to 2017 prompted the dismissal of Jeff Cassar ...
MLS Moves: Red Bulls sign Wright-Phillips to new DP deal    
Scorer of 78 goals for the Red Bulls since arriving on trial during the summer of ...
Video Pick (TBT): When Chicago ruled MLS     
Can German star Bastian Schweinsteiger, who landed in the Windy City, lead the Chicago Fire to ...
Gold Cup: Third U.S. opponent will be Nicaragua     
Host USA will face Nicaragua along with Panama and Martinique at the 2017 Gold Cup. Nicaragua ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"From what I remember about Concacaf qualifying, it hasn't changed a whole lot in 12 years. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives