Chelsea’s Emma Hayes was formal new U.S. women’s team head coach, but won’t coach until May. Interim coach Twila, lead team till after. Financial terms not disclosed, U/S/ said be “highest paid women’s soccer coach in the world.” After Chelsea’s 3-0 over Everton, Hayes resigned to spend time with son due to long hours. She succeeds Andonovski, who resigned following Women’s World Cup poor showing. Andonovski, U.S. coach from 10/2019, 51-5-9 with the team, 3-2-5 major tournaments. The US has only 2 remaining exhibition matches, against China on 12/2 and 12/5.
Hayes will have only four exhibition matches before the Olympics. U.S. Soccer Sporting Director Matt C. led a global coach search. U.S. Soccer President Cindy P. Cone called Hayes a “fantastic leader and world class coach”. Hayes has led Chelsea to several domestic titles. She previously coached in the United States.