Michelle Akers: What experience is necessary?

One of the greatest women’s soccer players ever, Michelle Akers, is upset that the U.S. Soccer powers that be haven’t taken her up on her offer to help out with the national team: Per a phone conversation with Sunil (Gulati, USSF president), he told me I did not have enough experience to coach at that level,” Akers said. “I disagreed.” Which raises a general question: Can a former player with no known coaching experience* contribute to a major coaching staff in a meaningful way? (*Update – She is listed as a volunteer assistant at Central Florida. In a lengthy Twitter conversation, … Continue reading Michelle Akers: What experience is necessary?