Tony DiCicco, a former U.S. Women’s National Team head coach and one of the most recognizable names in women’s soccer, is a soccer match and studio analyst. He has worked for the network since 2000, a year after leading the U.S. team the 1999 Women’s World Cup title. DiCicco’s role with ESPN includes serving as a match and studio analyst for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.
From 1994 through 1999, DiCicco he guided the U.S. team to the 1996 Olympic gold medal and the historic 1999 World Cup championship. He has a record of 103 wins, eight losses and eight ties – making him the all-time wins leader and most successful coach in U.S. National Team soccer history.
Under his leadership, the 1999 Women’s World Cup U.S. squad changed the face of women’s athletics forever, winning the championship over China in front of the largest crowd in women’s sports history (90,185 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on July 10, 1999) and a worldwide television audience. His team and their accomplishments became a symbol for the aspirations of women in sports everywhere in the world.
After the Women’s World Cup triumph, DiCicco served as the WUSA’s COO (2001), Commissioner (2002 and 2003), and the Chairman of the re-launch committee (2004). DiCicco is currently coach of the Boston Breakers of the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), the top level professional women’s soccer league in the United States. In 2008, DiCicco returned to international soccer and guided the USA U20 Women to the FIFA U20 World Cup Championship in Chile.
He served as an ESPN analyst for the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cups. He has also worked for NBC during the Olympics.
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