Women's Sports: Vlatko Andonovski is named as the new USA women's football head coach

United States Women's National Team Introduce Head Coach

Seattle Reign Head coach Vlatko Andonovski has been named as the new head coach of the United States women's football team.

Andonovski has led National Women's Soccer League side Reign FC in Seattle for the past two seasons, where US star Megan Rapinoe plays club football. 

"It's a huge honour, and I'm very excited to get started with this group of players and staff as we work towards continued success," said Andonovski.

Andonovski, who was born in North Macedonia, takes over immediately and coach the side for the first time against Sweden on 7 November. After another friendly against Costa Rica on 10 November, the US will begin their qualifying campaign for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the end of January.

"I can't imagine a more perfect match than this coach for this team at this moment in time," said US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro.

Andonovski has been named NWSL Coach of the Year twice, firstly in 2013 when in charge at FC Kansas City and again after leading Reign to the play-offs in the 2019 season.

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