Boyds, MD., (8/14/2020) – The Washington Spirit are proud to announce that Carrie Kveton will be joining the club’s technical staff as a Player Analysis & Team Performance Coach, effective August 15.
Kveton has over eight years of top-flight coaching experience and holds a UEFA Pro License. She most recently joined OL Reign as an Assistant Coach last March and was a part of their technical staff during the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. Prior to the NWSL, Kveton spent over seven years in a coaching role at Fortuna Hjørring, one of the most decorated teams in the Danish Elitedivisionen, with 11 titles and 9 Danish Cups. Kveton began at Hjørring as an Assistant Coach before being named Co-Head Coach in 2014, then taking the lead as Head Coach from 2018 to 2019. During her time at the club, Hjørring won three league titles and two Danish Cups.
Kveton’s additional experience includes coaching in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, where she has reached the quarterfinals once, the Round of 16 four times and the Round of 32 three times. Kveton has also coached for US Soccer at the youth level, as she was an Assistant Coach for the United States U18 National Team at the Tri-Continental Tournament in Florida last January and also joined the US U19 National Team at the La Manga Tournament in Spain last February.
Kveton had this to say on joining the Spirit: “I am very excited to be given the opportunity to join the Washington Spirit, and wanted to thank Steve [Baldwin], Bill [Lynch], Larry [Best] and Richie [Burke] for making this happen. The top professionalism, core values, and team culture make it an excellent fit for me; the organization has and continues to build something great and unique within the NWSL.”
Kveton continued on to say: “I look forward to working with such a talented head coach as Richie and the support staff around him, implementing his vision for the team, and contributing to the success and fulfilling the potential of such an incredibly talented group of players.”Spirit Head Coach Richie Burke said this on the appointment: “I’m thrilled to get Carrie Kveton here at the Spirit. Managing to get her on board at this time is a really great hire for us. She is a passionate and committed coach who brings a wealth of experience and value to our club – and I can’t wait to get to work with her and our players on the training ground.”