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Sermanni wins debut as U.S. women’s soccer coach

Sun., Feb. 10, 2013

Tom 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 Christen Press. It was quite the debut for Sermanni, who was born in Scotland and spent the last eight years as Australia’s coach, He was hired by the U.S. Soccer Federation in October. Press (pictured) figured in each of the United States’ first three goals in the exhibition game at the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, scoring twice and assisting on the third. The Americans stretched their unbeaten streak to 24 games (21-0-3) dating to the 2012 season. It was only the second game between the United States and Scotland. The American women won 8-2 in the first meeting in 2002. – Associated Press


 
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