Vlatko Andonovski set to return to NWSL with KC after USWNT World Cup failure

While the United States women’s national team continues the head coach search, ex-manager Vlatko Andonovski has found his new gig with the Kansas City Current.

Prior to becoming USWNT head coach in 2019, Andonovski was coaching in the NWSL with FC Kansas City and OL Reign. During his four-year tenure with Kansas City, he led them to back-to-back NWSL Championship titles in 2014 and 2015.

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The KC Current had a disappointing 2023 NWSL season finishing second-to-last in the league firing head coach Matt Potter back in April.

This will be Andonovski’s first time back in charge of a team since he resigned from the USWNT in August. He led the team to their worst-ever finish in a Women’s World Cup and crashed out in the Round of 16 vs. Sweden.

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The World Cup was Andonosvki’s undoing as his poor tactics, refusal to use substitutions and inability to lead the team saw the Americans fail to look like their true selves. USWNT captain Lindsey Horan even hinted that the team took over the tactics for the game vs. Sweden, which was by far the best display from the team.

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