Former WUSA coach Ian Sawyers
, husband of Hall of Famer Julie Foudy
has been named the head coach and general manager of the New Jersey/New York team in Women's Professional Soccer, which begins play in 2009.
Sawyers and Foudy, who have a one-year-old
, will relocate from California to New Jersey. Foudy works for ESPN, based in Bristol, Conn.
The WPS team will play at Rutgers
Jersey Sky Blue, also hired Denise Reddy
, assistant coach of the Sky Blue W-League team, as the WPS team's assistant coach.