• Date of Birth Sep 14 1976
  • Hometown Kansas City, MO

Vlatko Andonovski (Ann-DON-ahv-skee) was named the ninth head coach in U.S. Women’s National Team history on October 28, 2019. 

Although his first full year as head coach was tremendously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Andonovski did win his first 11 games in charge, going 11-0-0 while setting a record for best start for any coach in USWNT history. 

He coached his first two games at the end of 2019, defeating Sweden and Costa Rica, and before the sports world shut down, he won two tournaments at the beginning of 2020, leading the USA to titles at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship and the 2020 SheBelieves Cup. The USA got in one more match in 2020, an impressive 2-0 victory against the Netherlands in Breda at the end of November. 

Through his first 14 months on the job, Andonovski called up 56 different players to take part in at least one training camp. Of those 56 players, 31 earned at least one cap. Through the end of 2020, had had given 16 players their first senior team call-ups four players their first caps. 

Andonvoski, 43, came to U.S. Soccer after spending seven years as a head coach in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), five with FC Kansas City (2013-2017) and two with Reign FC (2017-2018).  

He led FC Kansas City to back-to-back NWSL Championships in 2014 and 2015 and was twice named NWSL Coach of the Year, in 2013 and again after the 2019 season. He led his teams to the NWSL Playoffs in five out of the seven seasons he coached in the league.

During his time in the NWSL Andonovski coached numerous U.S. and foreign international players who have represented their countries on the highest stage. He had an overall record of 21-13-16 record with the Reign and 51-37-27 record at FC Kansas City, giving him an overall record of 72-50-43 in NWSL play. As of the end of the 2019 NWSL season, his total of 165 games coached in the NWSL ranked him first all-time and his 72 wins tied for 2nd all-time. He guided his teams to the playoffs five times and had a playoff record of 4-3.