After five years, two Olympic gold medals, and an exciting run through the 2011 Women's World Cup, U.S. soccer coach Pia Sundhage is returning home to coach the Swedish women.
Sundhage, 52, who has a career record of 90-6-10 with the national team, coached it one last time Wednesday night as part of the 2012 Olympic victory tour. The U.S. team beat Australia, 6-2, in Commerce City, Colo.
The Americans will continue the tour with two late October matches against Germany. A spokesman for the U.S. Soccer Federation, Neil Buethe, said that up to five more games are planned before the end of the year. An interim head coach for the remainder of the tour has not yet been named.