Former U.S. women’s national team boss Tony DiCicco is reportedly met with Houston Dynamo and Dash president Chris Canetti regarding the open head coaching position for the Houston Dash, the NWSL’s recently announced 2014 expansion team.
The report comes as no surprise as DiCicco recently expressed his interest to get back into the pro game and was also previously in the running for the U.S. job in 2012 and the England job earlier this fall, though it is unclear how far along those talks progressed.
DiCicco was already in town for Brian Ching’s testimonial match and the Dynamo’s women’s college soccer showcase. He led the U.S. to the gold medal in the first-ever Olympics for women’s soccer, Atlanta 1996, and was at the helm for the historic 1999 World Cup win on home soil. He was 103-8-8 as U.S. coach. DiCicco’s Boston Breakers struggled in WPS, though, going 22-26-16 under his guidance.
The only other coach to publicly declare interest in the Dash job is Mike Dickey, a former U.S. youth national team and USSF staff coach who The Equalizer learned submitted his name for consideration. Rest assured, though, there are plenty of others interested behind the scenes.
U.S. women’s national team legend Mia Hamm is advising the Dash on “all things women’s soccer,” Canetti told The Equalizer. That includes the coaching search.
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