NEW YORK (AP) – Five months into her job as head coach, Jill Ellis is heading into her biggest moment since being chosen to lead the U.S. national team.
Ellis will guide her players into next week’s CONCACAF championship with a trip to next year’s Women’s World Cup on the line. She’s hoping to build cohesion in a group that could carry the United States to its first title since 1999 in soccer’s premier tournament.
« You kind of go into it with your vision, how you see the games played. This team has so many amazing attributes already. They’re competitive. They’ve been successful, » she said recently in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press. « So it’s not a re-haul by any means. It’s more about looking at the game and the things we want to continue to evolve in. »
Ellis was handed the reins…
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