Tom Sermanni out as U.S. national coach

Updated: April 7, 2014, 11:55 AM ET
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U.S. national team coach Tom Sermanni was relieved of his duties on Sunday, just over a year out from the 2015 Women's World Cup.

Jill Ellis, U.S. Soccer Federation's director of development, will serve as interim coach and take over the post on Thursday, when the U.S. faces China in San Diego.

"We want to thank Tom for his service over the past year and half, but we felt that we needed to go in a different direction at this time," U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said ...

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