Ellis focused on World Cup qualifiers

Updated: May 21, 2014, 4:33 PM ET
By Julie Foudy | espnW.com

Lily Stephenson-Ellis couldn't stand it. Her mom, Jill Ellis, had shared a huge secret, and Lily couldn't wait to spill the beans.

"I am going to pop, mama, I am just going to pop," Lily declared. "I want to tell my class!"

Trouble is, the rest of the soccer world needed to find out first. So Lily had to wait one whole day before she could fill in her third-grade classmates that her mom was the newest head coach for the U.S. women's soccer national team.

"She had to ...

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