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
Thorns hire Parlow Cone away from Carolina
December 20th, 2012 12:32AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  college women

MOST COMMENTED

[NWSL] Portland Thorns FC, the Portland Timbers' entrant in the National Women's Soccer League, showed it means business in the new women's pro league by hiring Cindy Parlow Cone away from the University of North Carolina to become its head coach. Parlow Cone, who played on the 1999 Women's World Cup championship team and 1996 and 2004 Olympic gold-medal teams, played a key role this fall working as an assistant coach for the Tar Heels, who won their 21st NCAA title in 31 years.

Parlow Cone ranks among the U.S. women's national team's leaders with 75 goals (sixth all-time) and 158 appearances (15th).

Following her playing career, Parlow Cone, 34, has served as an assistant coach at Carolina for the past six seasons.

A native of Memphis, Tenn., Parlow Cone also spent the last six years as the director of coaching for senior girls programs (U-15 to U-18) at Triangle United Soccer Association in Chapel Hill, N.C., and has been a member of the U.S. U-14 and U-15 Girls National Team coaching staffs since 2010.

"It is very exciting to be part of a new women's league and to be a part of launching a new professional team in Portland," Parlow Cone said in a statement. "I've seen first-hand the great enthusiasm Portland has for soccer; it's a soccer-smart fan base that generates an incredible atmosphere. I am very much looking forward to the first season of Thorns FC."



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Discipline: Djiby Fall suspended for biting opponent    
Senegalese striker Djiby Fall has certainly made a name for himself around the USL since joining ...
Money Matters: MLS's most-valuable goal producers    
With the release of 2017 MLS player salaries by the MLS Players Union, it's time to ...
MLS Weekend: Three Games to Watch    
FC Dallas hosts Portland in a showdown of the top two Western Conference teams, former Red ...
What They're Saying: Bastian Schweinsteiger    
"I would say around 70 percent. It's still in the game you feel like you want ...
MLS: Revs' Dorchester stadium plans stall    
Talks between the Kraft Group, owner of the New England Revolution, and the University of Massachusetts ...
U.S. U-15 boys lose to England after two wins    
The U.S. U-15 boys national team, coached by Dave Van Den Bergh, fell 3-2 to England ...
Video Pick: Keeper catches cross, scores with punt    
Bolivar goalkeeper Matias Dituro scored a super long-distance goal against Club San Jose. After snatching a ...
What They're Saying: Giovani dos Santos    
"I have felt really good this season even though things haven't turned out the way we ...
CCL: Omar Gonzalez adds to packed trophy case    
Omar Gonzalez might have been disappointed at first when MLS salary rules pushed him out the ...
MLS Discipline: Rapids' Ford suspended for one game    
Reviews of incidents from last weekend's games has prompted the MLS Disciplinary Committee to issue a ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives