Getting right coach is US women’s only concern



BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — American, foreign-born, male, female — members of the U.S. women’s soccer team really don’t have a preference when it comes to their new coach.

All that matters is they get the right coach.

“Someone who’s good enough, that’s all I care about,” Abby Wambach said Friday. “Be the person who brings the World Cup back.”

The U.S. women face Germany on Saturday in the latest stop on their post-Olympic victory tour. It also will be their first game in five years without Pia Sundhage as their coach. Sundhage announced in September that she was leaving to coach Sweden, having led the Americans to back-to-back Olympic gold medals as well as their first World Cup final in 12 years. She finished with a 91-6-10 record, including a 23-1-1 record this year alone.