"I can't remember being involved in a search and selection process where we've had such universal support and acclaim for a candidate. That's from players, coaches, FIFA staff, FIFA elected officials
and people at the technical level. So, I'm not going to say it was easy because we had some excellent candidates, but Pia comes with extraordinary credentials and I think the message is that we want
to win the gold in Beijing and get the program to higher levels."
-- U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati
on hiring Pia Sundhage
as the new U.S. women's
national team coach. (USsoccer.com)