Pia Sundhagewas, Swedish head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, came out on Swedish television this week, and talked about her career and the Gold that the USA Womens Soccer team won at the Olympic Games 2008.
For the first time, she also talked openly about being gay. During the TV-show she said that there has been no problem at all to be open as Soccer Head Coach in USA, and both she and her girlfriend Marie have had a wonderful reception.
Pia Sundhage is one of Swedens, and the worlds, most deserving soccer player. Sundhage has a record in International contests and she has made the most goals in the Swedish women's team.
She said: “There has been no problem for me to be openly gay as head coach in the U.S.” During her interview with TV host Lasse Bengtsson, she also disclosed that she has a girlfriend named Marie.
Before starting her career as coach, Pia had a pretty successful professional soccer career. She played for several Swedish clubs and also played for the Swedish National Team.
You can watch Pia’s appearance on Lasse Bengtsson’s show here. Sorry...no English subtitles.