Casey Stoney Named Head Coach of Inaugural NWSL San Diego Squad

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Casey Stoney, who has led Manchester United successful the Women's Super League for 3 seasons, has been hired arsenic the caller caput manager of the National Women's Soccer League's enlargement squad successful San Diego.

The erstwhile standout for England's nationalist squad led Manchester United to a 52-19-6 grounds during her tenure arsenic coach. The squad won the FA Women's Championship her archetypal play and gained promotion.

As a defender for the nationalist team, Stoney appeared successful 130 matches and scored six goals. She appeared successful 3 World Cups and helped pb England to the bronze medal astatine the 2012 London Olympics.

The as-yet unnamed San Diego NWSL squad volition statesman play adjacent play on with Los Angeles-based Angel City FC, bringing the league to 12 teams.

Jill Ellis, who won a brace of World Cups arsenic manager of the U.S. nationalist team, is the San Diego team's president.

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"Jill and this ownership radical are profoundly committed to gathering a world-class nine some connected and disconnected the tract and I look guardant to being a portion of creating our civilization and benignant of play arsenic a team, Stoney said successful a connection connected Wednesday.

Jill Ellis, president of San Diego's brand-new NWSL franchise, told NBC 7's Darnay Tripp astir everything that excites her astir the upcoming season, and the commencement of a franchise successful a vibrant shot community.

Earlier this week, San Diego announced the hiring of Molly Downtain, erstwhile head for the U.S. nationalist team, arsenic wide manager.

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