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  • Jill Ellis has been named the U. E.J. Gaines Jersey .S. national team coach in the run-up to the womens World Cup next summer in Canada and beyond. Ellis has been the interim coach since Tom Sermanni was surprisingly dismissed in early April after an exhibition victory against China. It was Ellis second stint as an interim coach with the team; she also took over when previous head coach Pia Sundhage resigned in 2012 to become head coach of Swedens national team. Ellis has a 6-0-3 record overall as the teams interim coach. Ellis was an assistant to both Sermanni and Sundhage. She was on the staff of the gold medal-winning U.S. teams at the Beijing and London Olympics. The 47-year-old coach, who is well respected among national team players, has had a lengthy coaching career, including 12 seasons at UCLA. "Not beating around the bush, I know the expectation, embrace the expectation," Ellis said Friday. "I know that we want to win, and I think this group is capable of winning. Thats what we want, it is always the expectation. People ask me if thats intimidating and I say no, because when you work for U.S. soccer its about winning gold medals and standing on the first-place podium." The U.S. womens team, which has been ranked No. 1 for the past six years, next plays a pair of exhibition matches against France in Tampa, Florida, and East Hartford, Connecticut, in mid-June. The United States will host the eight-team CONCACAF qualifying tournament in October for the 2015 World Cup, according to an announcement Friday. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place in Mexico but there were "issues" concerning the venues, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said. The venues and schedule for the tournament have yet to be determined. Despite the teams success on the international stage in recent years, the U.S. women havent won a World Cup title since 1999. Japan won the 2011 World Cup in Germany, defeating the United States on a penalty shoot-out following a 2-2 draw after extra time. "The job description is to win next summer," Gulati said during a conference call Friday announcing Ellis appointment. Beyond that, the U.S. team will also look to defend back-to-back-to-back Olympic titles in Brazil the following year. Sermanni helped the U.S. to a 13-0-3 record last year, but the Americans went 1-2-1 at the Algarve Cup in March, the last major tournament for the U.S. before qualifying this fall. The seventh-place Algarve Cup finish included a 1-0 loss to Sweden and Sundhage, ending a two-year, 43-game unbeaten streak. That was the first loss following a 16-0-4 start under Sermanni. Ellis led the team to a 3-0 exhibition win in the second match against China after Sermanni was dismissed. "Were comfortable with Jill, we love Jill, we have a lot of respect for Jill, and she didnt really miss a beat. She put the pen on the board and she just started coaching," U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo said following the match. "Im always honoured to be coached by Jill. Every time she has something to say, I always perk up and listen." Ellis will step down from her position as U.S. Soccer womens development director now that she is the head coach, the organization said. "We think Jills got all the right credentials, both in terms of experience, and how she relates to the players -- weve been able to see that firsthand in the two times shed been with the senior team and previously with our youth teams," Gulati said. "She gets top marks in all the work shes been doing on the technical side with all of our programs in the last several years. Its all of those things." Terrance Mitchell Jersey . Cleveland has won the first two of this set and has won six straight games since losing back-to-back tilts to open the year. Seattle, on the other hand, has now lost six in a row following consecutive wins to kick off its campaign. Howard Wilson Jersey . Felix Pie had an RBI double earlier in the inning, as Baltimore rallied for three runs to overcome a 3-2 deficit. J.J. Hardy had two hits and Matt Wieters chipped in with an RBI double for the Orioles, who pushed their winning streak to three games.Mexico City, Mexico ( - Mauro Boselli found the net once in each half to power Leon to a 4-0 win over fourth-place Atlas and help the defending champions improve their playoff hopes. A terrible start to the season left Leon with a big hill to climb to find its way into the top eight and a return to the Liga MX playoffs. But the club has responded with four successive wins to move into eighth place, and it was Boselli who led the charge against Atlas. He got Leon off to a great start inside of eight minutes as he drew a foul inside the penalty area on Federico Vilar and then picked himself up and converted the spot kick to make it 1-0. The score remained the same into the second half, but Leon scored three times in the span of 16 minutes to put the result beyond reach. Carlos Pena doubled the lead in the 52nd when he turned a header home from close range following a corner kick from Elias Hernandez, while Boselli scored his second goal of the game sevenn minutes later by pouncing on a loose ball to stab it over the line from a few yards. Seth DeValve Jersey. . Yamilson Rivera then capped the scoring in the 68th for Leon, which is one point clear of ninth-place Cruz Azul in the race for the final playoff spot. 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Tigres moved into the top three after edging Queretaro, 1-0, thanks to a 73rd- minute goal from Juninho, Morelia got second-half goals from David Depetris and Hibert Ruiz to notch a 2-1 comeback win against Monterrey, Pachuca earned a 1-1 draw at Puebla as Ariel Nahuelpan converted a penalty kick in the 77th minute to level the match, Jaguares and Cruz Azul battled to a 0-0 draw, Leones Negros and Santos finished 1-1 and Veracruz claimed a point with a 0-0 stalemate at UNAM. Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike Basketball Jerseys Hockey Jerseys China Supply Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Sale Authentic College Jerseys MLB Jerseys China Stitched Soccer Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Jerseys ' ' '
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