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Veronica Perez - Assistant Academy Coach


Veronica currently lives and coaches in Settle where she coaches youth players and helps train the University of Washington Womens NCAA D1 team as an Assistant Coach. Veronica is currently taking the USSF B Coaching License. 

Veronica has decided to return to PSV Union FC in April to work with the PSV USSDA teams alongside Carine, Gary & Simon Ireland for the USSDA Showcase in North Carolina in early April. Veronica isnt new to PSV Union FC as she has been coaching part time with PSV Union since 2007. For the duration of her playing career with playing for Mexico or playing with her professional teams around the world, she has always returned to PSV to train and sharpen her game and also to train PSV players assisting Gary, Carine & Simon. 

As a player Veronica trained at PSV between the age of 13 and 17 years of age under the tutelage of Carine, Simon and Gary Ireland who also also helped train Veronica prior to her WPS and Mexico National team career. 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 FC and help coach the kids. "Having a player who has been under our tutelage for so many years as well as being personal friend join our coaching staff is rewarding and makes us proud and happy. We are excited about Veronica's future coaching at PSV!" 

Club Team History

2009 Seattle Sounders Women 8 (1)
2010 Saint Louis Athletica 1 (0)
2012 Seattle Sounders Women 14 (12)
2012 Stjarnan Women 7 (1)
2013 Western New York Flash 22 (1)
2014 Washington Spirit 17 (1)
2015–2016 Canberra United 11 (3)
2016– KIF Örebro DFF 18 (2)

Mexico Women’s National Team


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

"One of the greatest upsets in women's soccer history and perhaps in international women's sports history" Steve Goff Washington Post- 11/6/10

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.

Veronica training with Carine Ireland at PSV Union