What They're Sayin: Merritt Paulson

"Very few coaches in any professional sport are batting a thousand in terms of winning league championships, and she’s one of them. There’s a coaching mantra of keeping your highs low and your lows high, and hopefully that characteristic is something she can lean on right now when they’re dealing with the whirlwind [at U.S. Soccer].”

-- Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson on new U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone, who won the inaugural NWSL title with the Thorns in 2013 and then left to return to her home in North Carolina. Paulson described Cone as the most even-keeled head coach he has ever worked with on the Thorns or MLS Timbers. (SI.com)
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