Laura Harvey is the new coach of the United States Under-20 women’s national team. She topped by Podcast Row at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore to talk to us about why she took that job and left Utah Royals FC somewhat abruptly after two seasons in charge. She also discusses that in the context of missing out on the U.S. senior team job, and why she wanted to still work with Vlatko Andonovski.
Harvey also tells us why the narrative that she doesn’t develop young players is a myth, and we go on to talk about tactical trends in the women’s game and her pursuit of the USSF Pro License; she’d be only the second woman to acquire it. Oh, and stick around for the end for Harvey’s recommended Netflix shows.
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