U.S. women's national team hires Philip Poole as full-time goalkeeper coach

Philip Poole, who was the goalkeeper coach for the Concacaf Olympic Qualifying tournament and the SheBelieves Cup, has been named the full-time goalkeeper coach for the U.S. women’s national team under head coach Vlatko Andonovski.

“Pooley’s work ethic, analytical mind and personality make him a great addition to our staff,” said Andonovski. “He has experience and an excellent rapport with our current pool of goalkeepers, and he understands the work it takes – from a coach and the players – to prepare elite goalkeepers for success.”

Poole, 38, has been involved with U.S. Soccer since 2012, left his job as the Wake Forest women’s program's associate head coach. He was the goalkeeper coach for the 2014 U.S. Under-20 Women’s World Cup team and U.S. U-23 national team for three years (2017-19).

He came to the United States from Newcastle, England, to attend Wingate University and worked at the Lake Norman Soccer Club and Charlotte Soccer Academy in North Carolina before joining the Wake staff in 2019.

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2 comments about "U.S. women's national team hires Philip Poole as full-time goalkeeper coach".
  1. Mike Lynch, September 17, 2020 at 6:13 a.m.

    Poole is an outstanding coach and person. Well deserved. 

  2. Bob Ashpole, September 17, 2020 at 8:30 p.m.

    Nothing controversial about this move.

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