JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Tom Sermanni coached the U.S. women's soccer team to a 4-1 win over Scotland on Saturday, making the most of two first-half goals by Christen Press.
It was quite the debut for Sermanni, who was born in Scotland and spent the last eight years as Australia's coach, He was hired by the U.S. Soccer Federation in October.
Press figured in each of the United States' first three goals in the exhibition game at the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, scoring twice and assisting on the third.
She got the Americans on the board in the 13th minute, taking advantage of a poor clearing attempt by Scotland. The ball was batted back in the direction of Press, who deftly lifted a kick over the defenders and goalkeeper Gemma Fay.
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2/9/2013 7:24:24 PM (GMT -5:00)