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Interview with UNC assistant women's soccer coach Chris Ducar

This week, I had the amazing privilege of speaking with Chris Ducar, one of the most respected men in all of soccer. Coach Ducar is entering his 22nd season as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the North Carolina Tar Heels. “The competitive cauldron. Every day, every practice, we compete and we track results. You either win, or you lose.” (USA Today)

UNC Athletic Facilities Construction Live Updates

Construction is well underway on a series of new UNC athletics facilities, including the football indoor practice facility, the soccer and lacrosse stadium, the track & field and practice fields complex near Finley Golf Course and the field hockey complex. Tar Heel fans can keep up with the progress of the construction with live footage of the projects as they're built. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Soccer Family

UNC men’s soccer is looking for it all this year. In 2016, they made it to the College Cup in Houston, only to lose in a shootout to Stanford. Thursday it was announced that the Tar Heels were No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll. This number, while meaningful in terms of talent and expectations, doesn’t faze head coach Carlos Somoano’s men. (Argyle Report)

UNC Women's Soccer Checks In At No. 6 In Preseason Coaches Poll

Coach Anson Dorrance's 2017 UNC women's soccer team is ranked sixth in the preseason poll issued Friday by the United Soccer Coaches Association. North Carolina, returning six starters off its 2016 team which reached the NCAA semifinals before falling to West Virginia, was 17-4-4 a year ago. The Tar Heels are one of six ACC teams in the preseason Top 25. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Ranked No. 4 in Preseason Coaches Poll

UNC begins the 2017 season ranked No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll. The eight ACC men's soccer programs included in the poll is more than twice as many as from any other conference. Wake Forest, at No. 2, is the only ACC school ahead of the Tar Heels. Both reached the College Cup last season and are expected to battle for top honors again. (GoHeels.com)

Allie Long never quit, now emerging as star with U.S. Women's National Team

Allie Long sprinted onto the field in the 86th minute Sunday and was on the pitch when the U.S. Women's National Team completed its comeback to beat Brazil 4-3 in the Tournament of Nations. With Sunday's appearance, Long has played in 25 consecutive games for the U.S. Women's National Team dating back to April 2016. She has started an incredible 21 of those games. (Oregonian)

Happy Returns for UNC Women's Soccer

Three of UNC's players who could have the biggest impact in 2017 didn't play for last season's College Cup team. Both Jessie Scarpa and Taylor Otto redshirted the season while representing the United States in the 2016 U-20 Women's World Cup, while incoming freshman Emily Fox started alongside them as one of a few high school players on the roster. (Argyle Report)

UNC Women's Soccer Chosen Second In Preseason ACC Poll

Coach Anson Dorrance's 2017 UNC women's soccer team has been picked to finish second in the ACC for the upcoming season. The Tar Heels finished behind 2016 ACC Tournament champion Florida State among the 14 teams in the preseason poll. Two Tar Heel forwards were picked to the preseason All-ACC Team in a vote by the league's head coaches. (GoHeels.com)

UNC women's soccer player Annie Kingman prepares for her senior season

For the nation’s most successful soccer program, there is no looking back, and this year senior midfielder Annie Kingman and her team aren’t sparing a moment reminiscing on the successes of their 2016 College Cup run. Instead, Anson Dorrance’s team is looking to cast themselves in a new light. Dorrance’s team will be living the moniker, ‘the beautiful game.’ (Argyle Report)

A summer update on former and current Tar Heel athletes

Here’s a roundup of how some UNC athletes have done recently. Several former men’s Tar Heels won the Gold Cup with the US men’s soccer team, but as you may expect, the women’s national team also has some former UNC players. Midfielder Allie Long and forward Crystal Dunn are both on the USWNT’s roster for the Tournament of Champions. (Tar Heel Blog)

Hedges, Lichaj, McCarty Help Lead U.S. To CONCACAF Gold Cup Title

Former North Carolina standouts Matt Hedges, Eric Lichaj and Dax McCarty played instrumental roles in helping the U.S. National Team capture the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on its home soil this summer. Thursday night, Jordan Morris netted the game winner in the 88th minute to lift the United States to a 2-1 victory over Jamaica in the championship match. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men’s Soccer Hosting Nine Games At WakeMed Soccer Park

The UNC men's soccer team will host nine games this fall at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., while the new soccer and lacrosse field is being built on the UNC campus. UNC will also play "home matches" in the Triad against Providence on Aug. 25 at Elon University, Duke on Sept. 16 at Bryan Park in Browns Summitt and Winthrop on Sept. 26 at UNCG. (GoHeels.com)

West Forsyth's DellaPeruta Commits to UNC Women's Soccer

When the West Forsyth girls soccer team took the field last spring, all Talia DellaPeruta could do was watch and cheer on her friends. But it certainly wasn’t because she couldn’t hang with the action on the field. DellaPeruta, a rising sophomore at West, is one of the best soccer players in her age group in the country, and on Sunday she announced her commitment to play at UNC. (Forsyth County News)

Tar Heel Women’s Soccer To Host Five Games At WakeMed Soccer Park

UNC will host five games this fall at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., while the new Fetzer Field is being built on the UNC campus. The Tar Heels will host five ACC opponents at WakeMed which is located at 201 Soccer Park Drive in Cary. The Tar Heels play Duke in the season opener in a designated non-conference game and then play four ACC games later in the year. (GoHeels.com)

U.S. Soccer legends Mia Hamm & Kristine Lilly host soccer camp

It's one thing to attend a summer soccer camp. It's a completely other thing to be learning from some of the best players to ever play the game. Soccer legends Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly held their 'team first' soccer camp in Stevens Point today. The camp focuses on the fundamentals of soccer, and encourages young players to come out of their shells. (WSAW)

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