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USA Women's National Team vs Brazil National Team.
USA Women's National Team soccer coach Pia Sundhage waits for start of match against Brazil during a pre-Olympic international friendly at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado on July 13, 2008. USA beat Brazil 1-0. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Pia Mariane Sundhage (born 13 February 1960, in Ulricehamn, pronounced "SUUND-hagh-eh") is a Swedish current manager and former professional footballer who is currently the head coach of the United States Women's National Team. While she played most of her career as a forward, she had stints as a midfielder as well as a sweeper.

Sundhage started with IFK Ulricehamn as a youth player and eventually moved to Falköpings KIK in 1978. She then joined Jitex BK from 1979 to 1981. Sundhage played 1982 to 1983 with Östers IF, scoring 30 times in her first season with the club and chipping in 35 more in her second season. 1984 saw a move back to Jitex BK, while 1985 saw Sundhage split time between Stattena IF, S.S. Lazio (where she scored 17 times), and Jitex BK. She played the 1986 season with Hammarby IF DFF, before she moved back to Jitex BK from 1979 through 1989. Sundhage finished her career with Hammarby IF DFF, playing from 1990 until she retired in 1996.

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