Laura Harvey is in her fifth season as boss of the Seattle Reign - but why is she the National Women's Soccer League's only female coach?
Laura Harvey was speaking to the BBC World Service as part of the BBC's From Elite to Grassroots women's football series.
The BBC's Women's Footballer of the Year award 2017 is being launched on Sunday, 30 April with five nominees up for the public vote. You will be able to vote for your winner at bbc.com/women's football. Voting closes on Monday, 15 May.