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Jill Ellis interim coach of US women

Updated: October 5, 2012, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Jill Ellis will coach the U.S. women's soccer team in its next two matches while a successor is found for Pia Sundhage.

After leading the U.S. to its second straight Olympic gold medal since taking over, Sundhage stepped down Sept. 1 to return to her native Sweden. She has since been hired as coach of the Swedish women's national team.

Ellis, a former assistant to Sundhage, became development director for the U.S. women's national teams in January 2011. She is not a candidate ...

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