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Spirit Hires Omid Namazi As Coach

October 25, 2002

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SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Omid Namazi was hired as coach of the San Diego Spirit on Friday, the team’s third head coach since the Women’s United Soccer Association began play last year.

Namazi had been player-coach of the Philadelphia KiXX of the Major Indoor Soccer League, leading the team to three consecutive playoff appearances and the 2002 MISL title.

Carlos Juarez was fired June 5 and replaced by general manager Kevin Crow, who has since left the team.

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