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Encyclopedia > Greg Ryan (soccer)
Greg Ryan
Personal information
Full name Greg Ryan
Date of birth January 21, 1957 (1957-01-21) (age 50)
Place of birth    Dallas, Texas, United States
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Retired
Youth clubs
1975-1978 Southern Methodist University
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1979
1979
1979
1980-1984
Minnesota Kicks
Tulsa Roughnecks
New York Cosmos
Chicago Sting
1 (0)
14 (0)
4 (0)
51 (2)   
Teams managed
1983
1984-1993
1996-1999
1999-2002
2002-2005
2005-
Colorado College (assistant)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Southern Methodist University
Colorado College
U.S. women's national team (assistant)
U.S. women's national team

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 22:33, 3 January 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 7 December 2006.
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Greg Ryan (born January 21, 1957) is the current head coach of the United States women's national soccer team (US WNT). He was previously the head coach at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Southern Methodist University, and Colorado College, and an assistant with the US WNT. is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... First International Italy 1–0 USA (Jesolo, Italy; 18 August 1985) Largest win USA 12–0 Mexico (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 18 April 1991) USA 12–0 Martinique (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 20 April 1991) Worst defeat Norway 4–1 USA (Lagos, Portugal; 19 March 1998) Canada 3–0 USA... “University of Wisconsin” redirects here. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... The wnt signalling pathway is a network of proteins that has been implicated in embryogenesis and cancer. ...


Ryan, a native of Dallas, Texas, attended the Southern Methodist University from 1975-1978. He played on the men's soccer team, earning first team All American honors his senior year. “Dallas” redirects here. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ... The NCAA each year names the 11 best Division I college soccer players to its annual First-Team All-American list. ...


The Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League drafted Ryan in 1978. However, he played only one game for the team before it traded him to the Tulsa Roughnecks. The Roughnecks then traded Ryan to the New York Cosmos. Ryan finished the 1979 season with the Cosmos. They then traded Ryan to the Chicago Sting in the offseason. He remained with the Sting until the end of the NASL after the 1984 season. However, he played no games with the team in 1983. Ryan won two NASL championships as the Sting took both the 1981 and 1984 titles. Minnesota Kicks were a professional soccer team that played in Bloomington, Minnesota from 1976 to 1981. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... // NASL The Tulsa Roughnecks (1979-1984) were a North American Soccer League team from Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... The New York Cosmos (1971–1985), known simply as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, were a soccer franchise based in New York City and its suburbs that operated in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984. ... The Chicago Sting (1975-1988) were a United States professional soccer team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


In 1983, Ryan entered the coaching ranks, while still playing, when he served as an assistant coach with Colorado College men's soccer team.[1] After retiring from playing after the collapse of the NASL in 1984, Ryan moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he coached in various capacities until 1993. In 1991, he was named the women's college coach of the year. In 1996, he moved to Southern Methodist University where he compiled a 37-21-5 record as the women's soccer coach. In 1999, he moved back to Colorado College.[2] He coached the women's team until 2002, taking the team to a 40-28-6 record. That year he signed as an assistant coach with the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT). In 2005, he replaced April Heinrichs as head coach. The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... “University of Wisconsin” redirects here. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... April Heinrichs (born February 27, 1964 in Denver, Colorado) was among the first players on the United States womens national soccer team, and was captain of the United States team which won the first ever FIFA Womens World Cup in 1991. ...


Greg Ryan led the USWNT to a first place finish in group play at the 2007 Women's World Cup in China. In the quarterfinals, the USWNT defeated England 3-0. Heading into the semifinal match against Brazil, Ryan decided to bench regular goalkeeper, Hope Solo, in favor of veteran goalkeeper Briana Scurry. The USWNT subsequently lost to Brazil 0-4 and Greg Ryan received considerable criticism for the sudden lineup change. Hope Solo is the starting goalkeeper for the United States womens soccer team. ... OF NOTE: A brilliant six-save match against Brazil in the semifinal was crucial in the championship run . ...


References

  1. ^ 1983 Men's Soccer Roster, <http://www.coloradocollege.edu/athletics/msoccer/Archives/83/83Roster.html>. Retrieved on 2007-09-26
  2. ^ Crandall, Kate, Tigers return to national spotlight, <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4191/is_20061110/ai_n16862317>. Retrieved on 2007-09-26

External links

  • NCAA coaching records
  • SoccerPlayers.com interview with Ryan

 
 

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