Chelsea's coach Emma Hayes gestures during the Women's Champions League...

Chelsea's coach Emma Hayes gestures during the Women's Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Ajax and Chelsea at the Johan Cruyff Arena, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Coach Emma Hayes has selected her first roster for the United States ahead of a pair of friendlies as she prepares to lead the women’s national team at the Paris Olympics. Hayes, named U.S. coach last November, finished her final season as coach of Chelsea on Saturday, winning the team's fifth straight Women's Super League Title with a 6-0 rout of Manchester United. Credit: AP/Peter Dejong

CHICAGO — Emma Hayes has brought in several former staff members at Chelsea as she embarks on her new role as head coach of the U.S. women's national team.

Former National Women's Soccer League coach Denise Reddy, who has served under Hayes for the past four years, longtime Chelsea goalkeeper coach Stuart Searle and new program director Bart Caubergh were announced as staff additions on Friday.

Hayes, who was announced as U.S. coach in November, takes over the national team after wrapping up her 12th season at Chelsea. The United States will play friendly matches against South Korea on June 1 in Colorado and June 4 in Minnesota.

Interim U.S. coach Twila Kilgore, who took over the team when Vlatko Andonovski resigned following the Women's World Cup last summer, will remain on staff as an assistant.

Reddy played professionally in Sweden and was head coach of Sky Blue in the NWSL from 2017-19.

Caubergh joins the team as program director to oversee coordination across national team staff and departments. He served as head of performance at Chelsea last season.

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