Back to the Tottenham Hotspur Newsfeed

Jill Ellis led the USWNT to World Cup titles, but she feels more pressure with NWSL's San Diego Wave

SAN DIEGO -- Nearly three years after earning consecutive Women's World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019, former U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis is seated in the outdoor patio of a local coffee shop, warm beverage in hand.

On a near-perfect Southern California day in May and just a couple of miles from the beach, Ellis, now president of the National Women's Soccer League expansion side San Diego Wave FC, was upbeat ahead of her team's inaugural regular season home-opener. The club president appeared enthusiastic about the start of not only the latest chapter in her life, but also her new role, which has allowed her to have a different impact within the game.