Sky Blue suspends head coach Sawyers

May 23, 2009

Sky Blue FC announced Saturday that general manager and head coach Ian Sawyers has been indefinitely suspended from his duties.

In his absence assistant coach Kelly Lindsey took over as interim head coach for the game against the Washington Freedom (a 2-1 loss for Sky Blue).

"Differences have arisen between Ian and the ownership of the organization," said Thomas Hofstetter, CEO and president of Sky Blue Soccer in a press release. "We are working through this matter as professionally as possible and will have further information available sometime next week."

Sawyers is married to Hall of Famer and former U.S. national team star Julie Foudy.