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Kacey White and Keri Sarver join U.S. youth national team coaching staff

Kacey White and Keri Sarver have joined the U.S. youth national team coaching staff, U.S. Soccer announced Friday.

White and Sarver, who are both former professional soccer players, will serve as the head coaches of the U.S. Under-16 girls’ national team and Under-19 women’s national team, respectively.

“This is the first time in our history that we’ve had full-time Youth National Team coaches who are dedicated year-round to these specific age groups outside the World Cup Teams,” women’s youth national teams director April Heinrichs said in a statement. “Keri Sarver and Kacey White have committed themselves to coaching professionally, have coached club and college soccer and became mainstays as assistant coaches within our Youth National Team program over the last several years. We are excited to welcome them to our staff in their new positions.”

U.S. Soccer also announced Friday that Jaime Frias will become the head coach of the Under-18 women’s national team, while April Kater will continue to coach the Under-14 girls’ national team and also assist with youth national team camps.

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White and Sarver are both former members of the USWNT pool.

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