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Title-Winning Coach Carmelina Moscato Joins Racing Louisville Staff

February 19, 2024 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
Racing Louisville FC News Release

Racing Louisville head coach Bev Yanez has completed her technical staff with the appointment of Canada Soccer Hall of Famer Carmelina Moscato as assistant coach, the club announced Monday.

Moscato, 39, comes to Louisville with a long list of soccer accomplishments, including three World Cup trips, an Olympic bronze medal and a Concacaf gold medal as a player and a Liga MX Femenil title as the head coach and technical director at Tigres in Mexico.

The Mississauga, Ontario, native has held an array of professional roles since her retirement as a player in 2016. Moscato has coached at the college, youth national team and pro levels - and she has also been a league commissioner and a director of football - with her career taking her to Australia, the Bahamas, Denmark, Mexico and the U.S.

Moscato even has a previous connection to Louisville: She worked three seasons as an assistant for Karen Ferguson-Dayes at the University of Louisville in the late 2000s while still playing professionally.

"I'm incredibly excited to have Carm on staff!" Yanez said. "I am excited for all she will bring to the environment because of who she is, what her experiences are and her genuine passion for the game. I can't wait to all be together and provide the best environment possible for the club as a whole."

"This is a massive coup for Racing Louisville," said Racing general manager Ryan Dell. "Carmelina is one of the brightest minds in our sport, so to add her to our technical staff alongside Bev and our talented, sharp group of coaches is a major win for us. We want to focus on individual development and attention to detail, and Carmelina immediately adds immense quality in both of those areas. I can't wait to see her work with Bev, our staff and our players."

"I am thrilled and honored to accept the assistant coaching role with Racing Louisville FC, working with and for Bev, someone who I have always admired on and off the pitch," Moscato said. "I am eager to contribute my skills, passion and dedication to the team's success. I am excited to work alongside the talented staff and contribute to the development of the players, and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of Racing Louisville FC."

One of the most respected young coaches in the sport, Moscato joins a young and talented Racing staff led by the 35-year-old Yanez, who was a 2015 NWSL MVP finalist and played with Moscato for one year at Seattle Reign FC. Racing recently announced the appointment of Mitch Sowerby as an assistant coach in addition to returning goalkeepers coach Sergio Gonzalez - who has played a key role in the development of star keeper Katie Lund - and performance coach Julie Twaddle.

Moscato's Tigres squad, which featured current Racing forward Uchenna Kanu, won the 2022 Torneo Apertura. She became the first foreign-born coach to win a Mexican league title and the first female coach to win a trophy at Tigres. Including the two Liga MX Femenil knockout tournaments, Moscato posted a 31-8-5 record in league games at Tigres.

Prior to Tigres, Moscato coached FC Nordsjælland to a fourth-place finish in the Danish Women's League over the 2021-22 campaign. She also worked for years in the Canada Youth National Team system, leading the U15s to a second-place finish at the Concacaf championship in 2016 and spending two years as an assistant for the U20s.

Moscato holds a UEFA A coaching license.

A decorated player who made 94 appearances for Canada, Moscato spent 13 years with the senior national team after claiming a silver medal at the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship on home soil.

On the club side, Moscato played professionally in Australia, Canada, Italy, Sweden and the United States, spending three seasons in the NWSL with Seattle, the Boston Breakers and the Chicago Red Stars.

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