Sermanni Wins Debut as US Women’s Soccer Coach

Sermanni coached the U.S. women’s soccer team to a 4-1 win over Scotland on Saturday, making the most of two first-half goals by Press.

It was Sermanni’s first game in charge since he was hired by the U.S. Soccer Federation in October. He was born in Scotland and spent the last eight years as Australia’s coach, leading the Matildas to the quarterfinals of the last two Women’s World Cups.

“It’s good to get the team out on the park,” Sermanni said. “What impressed me was the number of chances that they got and how they can create chances at all times. At times, some of the combinations impressed me. So just the way they focus and go about doing the job and winning games is very impressive.”

Press played in her first game for the national team and had a hand in each of the United S…


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