What They're Saying: Jill Ellis

“What these [Victory Tour games] allow you to do is kind of spend time with your staff and your players in a less pressure-filled situation. We have had meals out, just a more relaxed atmosphere. You take away matches, but more importantly, it’s the people. … I will always feel connected to this team because of the people and just the journey. That’s been wonderful.”

-- Jill Ellis on savoring the end of her tenure as U.S. women’s national team coach during the post-Women's World Cup Victory Tour that continues Tuesday against Portugal before what is expected to be a sell-out crowd at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
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