Veronica coaches full time with PSV Union when she is not playing for Mexico or playing with her professional team along USA standout Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd. Carine, Simon and Gary Ireland trained Veronica between the age of 13 and 17 years of age both at PSV Union and in small groups and private training and helped prepare and train with Veronica prior to her WPS and Mexico National team tryouts. Since her playing days at the University of Washington, Veronica has always returned to visit her roots on numerous occasions to train and play with the coaching staff of PSV Union FCand help coach the kids. Witnessing a player who has been under our tutelage for so many years and someone who is on the coaching staff and a personal friend succeed is thrilling. We are very proud of Veronica and excited about Veronica's future in the game. You can find out more about Veronica on her Fan Page on the social media site for soccer, www.pass2me.com.
80 CAPS, 10 GOALS
2011 & 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup
2011 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers Silver Medalist
2011 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist
2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers in Vancouver
Veronica Perez playing against Canada
Former player and current coach at PSV Union FC Veronica Perez made world soccer history on November 5,th 2010 scoring the winning goal of the game as the Mexican Women's National soccer team defeated the USA Women’s National team in the 2011 Women's World Cup qualifying game. It was the first ever victory for Mexico vs. the USA and the first time the USA had lost in a qualifying game for the World Cup and considered the biggest upset in the history in women’s soccer history. As a result, for the first time, the #1 ranked USA Women's soccer team was in danger of not qualifying for the World Cup. As a result of this surprise loss, the USA then had to beat Italy home and away in playoff matches to make it to the World Cup Finals, where they eventually lost to Japan in the World Cup Final. The win by Mexico over the USA is a milestone in global women's soccer and even more profoundly may have helped permanently impact global women's advocacy in sports. It changed the landscape of women's soccer forever.
San Jose Mercury News (article is archived on Pass2Me.com Fan Page)
San Mateo Times (article is archived on Pass2Me.com Fan Page)