Report: Former USWNT coach Jill Ellis meets with D.C. United about coaching job

Ryan Wormeli
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Report: Ex-USWNT coach Jill Ellis meets with D.C. United originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

With D.C. United moving on from longtime head coach Ben Olsen earlier this year, the franchise has been on the hunt for a new leader.

After reports surfaced that former USWNT coach Jill Ellis was considered a candidate for the position, the two-time World Cup champion reportedly spoke informally with D.C. United about the head coaching position last week according to the Washington Post. If she were to end up in the nation's capital, she would be the first female head coach in MLS history.

She would also be experiencing a homecoming. Ellis spent part of her childhood in Northern Virginia, attending Robinson in Fairfax County for high school and playing collegiate soccer at William and Mary.

According to the Washington Post, Ellis has been impressive in early talks and would "likely advance to the next stage of the process."

If hired, she would be the eighth full-time head coach in D.C. United's history.