What They're Saying: Jill Ellis

“One of the things that I really looked into is, why has a repeat never been done? Is it a change of personnel? Is it complacency? Is it timing? To make sure that doesn’t happen I had a lot of individual meetings … and that was one of the questions I posed to players: Are you as hungry? Do you feel as focused? The resounding response was ‘yes.’ These players want to make history.”

-- U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis, on the USA, which has captured four Olympic gold medals and three Women's World Cup championships but has yet to win a gold medal a year after it won the Women's World Cup. (Los Angeles Times)
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