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U.S. women name Jill Ellis head coach

Updated: May 16, 2014, 5:09 PM ET
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Interim coach Jill Ellis is the new United States women's soccer coach, U.S. federation president Sunil Gulati announced Friday.

"Jill has been on the bench for more senior and youth women's national team matches than perhaps any coach in United States history," Gulati said. "She has worked at this for many years and has tremendous knowledge of our player pool and the qualities of multiple generations of players.

"We are confident she is the best person to find the right ...

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