U.S. women’s soccer coach Vlatko Andonovski resigns after the team’s worst World Cup run

“While we are all disappointed with the outcome of this year’s World Cup, I am immensely proud of the progress this team has made, the support they have shown each other and the inspiration they have provided to players around the world. I will be forever grateful to the US Soccer Federation for giving me the opportunity to coach this extraordinary team.”

Macedonian-American Andonovski also oversaw the United States’ run to a bronze medal at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.

Twila Kilgore, an assistant coach on Andnovski’s staff, has been named interim head coach of the U.S. team while they search for a long-term successor. She was the first American-born woman to earn a professional coaching license in U.S. soccer.

“All of us at US Soccer thank Vlatko for his dedication to our women’s national team over the past four years,” said US Soccer Athletic Director Matt Crocker. “Vlatko has worked tirelessly for this team and has been a strong, positive leader for our women’s program. We are grateful for all that he has contributed to US Soccer and know that he has a bright future in the sport.”

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