July 2019

U.S. Women’s Soccer Coach Jill Ellis Is Stepping Down

On July 30, U.S. Soccer announced that head coach Jill Ellis would be departing from her role as head coach of the Women’s National Team in October. Ellis has coached the team for over five years, leading them to 102 career wins and back-to-back FIFA World Cup victories. In a statement, Ellis thanked the team for their “commitment,” saying it was the “honor of a lifetime.” Jill Ellis, via statement According to Ellis, stepping down around this time was always something she “envisioned.” Jill Ellis, via statement Ellis will act as a U.S. Soccer Federation Ambassador for at least the next year, attending various events and speaking engagements.