Gulati explains Sermanni dismissal

Updated: April 8, 2014, 1:53 PM ET
By Douglas McIntyre | ESPN FC

A day after firing women's national team coach Tom Sermanni, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati explained the surprising decision on a Monday conference call with reporters.

"I think it's probably three or four things," Gulati said of the reasons that led to Sermanni's dismissal after just 18 months on the job.

"One is the overall evaluation of where the team's going and heading. Two is talking to people in and around the team. Whenever we have changes ... we ...

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