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Full name  Michelle Ann French
Role  Coach
Name  Michelle French

Years  Team
1995–1999  Portland Pilots
Playing position  Midfielder

Date of birth  (1977-01-27) January 27, 1977 (age 38)
Place of birth  Ft. Lewis, Washington, U.S.
2001  Washington Freedom (Co-Captain)

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Michelle Ann French (born January 27, 1977) is an American soccer assistant coach for the United States women's national soccer team. She is a former United States women's national soccer team player and received a silver medal as a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team.


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Early life

Born in Ft. Lewis, Washington, French was a two-time Parade High School All-America at Kennedy High School in Burien, Washington.


French attended the University of Portland from 1995-1999 where she was a four-year starter for the University of Portland Pilots Women's Soccer Team.

At Portland, she appeared in three Final Fours and was a first-time All-American.

In 1997 she was a nominee and a finalist in 1998 for the Hermann Award for the National Player of the Year.


French played for the Washington Freedom in the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) in 2001. She played with the San Jose CyberRays from 2002 to 2003.

French played in the W-League with the Seattle Sounders Women in 2004, 2006-2009.


French was a member of the U-21 National Team from 1994-1999. She captained the team at the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Nordic Cup competitions which the U.S. won in 1997 and 1999.

She was called up to the United States women's national soccer team and earned her first cap on May 11, 1997 against England.


French holds a USSF National “A” coaching license and has several years coaching experience at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. In 2012, it was announced that she had signed a two-year contract as head coach for the Seattle Sounders Women.

In February 2013, Michelle French joined USSF as a coach for United States women's national under-20 soccer team. She worked on all aspects of the United States under-20 women’s national team program and also worked with under-18 and under-17 women’s national teams. French prepared the under-20 team for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada and the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea, in which the team failed to win a medal. In February 2017, US Soccer reassigned her to be a full-time assistant coach for the senior women's national team.


Michelle was awarded a Golden Scarf by the Seattle Sounders FC on June 5, 2010.


Michelle French Wikipedia

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