Former US men's coach Panagoulias dies

BY foxsports • June 19, 2012

Former U.S. men's team head coach Alketas ''Alkis'' Panagoulias has died. He was 78.

USA Soccer and the Greek Football Association confirmed Tuesday that he died on Monday.

A native of Greece, Panagoulias led the U.S. men from 1983-85, and also guided the 1984 Olympic team. He later managed Greece from 1992-94 and led his country to its first World Cup appearance in 1994.

The Americans went 6-5-7 with Panagoulias as coach. At the time, Panagoulias' six wins were the second-highest total for a U.S. head coach.

Greek players will wear black armbands during the Euro 2012 quarterfinal against Germany on Friday.

A funeral for Panagoulias will be held on Friday in Falls Church, Va.


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