ON SERMANNI'S DISMISSAL
Rampone: 'His philosophy was very different'
Christie Rampone: "It's unfortunate. It's the game of soccer and the philosophy obviously wasn't what U.S. Soccer wanted, heading in a different direction."
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Needless to say, the sooner U.S. Soccer names a successor to the fired Tom Sermanni as U.S. national women's coach, the better it will be for the players, says international defender and team captain Christie Rampone. In her first interview about Sermanni's surprising dismissal two weeks ago Sunday, Rampone talked about how much she likes Sermanni, but also understands why he was shown the door.
IT HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE
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PAYING THE PENALTY AT BOTH ENDS
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