Scotland women’s national side will travel across the Atlantic on February 9th as they face the US Women’s national team, in an international friendly at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
The game will kick off the first official game for new US head coach Tom Sermanni. The Glasgow-born coach started his playing career with Cumbernauld United, before making the move to Albion Rovers where he made over 150 appearances for the Cliftonhill side.
He moved from Scotland to England for a number of years, before making the long road to Australia where he played and managed a number of clubs. He managed Australia for seven years before replacing Jillian Ellis as US women’s national manager.
Commenting on the upcoming friendly, Sermanni said: “It’s great to have the first game set and it’s even more exciting that my first opponent as the U.S. coach is against the country of my birth. (Scotland coach) Anna (Signeul) has done a terrific job with the program and they have made great strides over the past four or five years. They are now a very competitive team in women’s international football. The first match is going to be something very new, but I’m really looking forward to getting started with this team.”