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Lori Chalupny to Retire From International Soccer at End of 2015The 10-game fall tour to celebrate the USA’s championship run at the 2015 Women’s World Cup will be the final matches in a U.S. uniform for veteran defender Lori Chalupny. Chalupny, 31, will retire from an international career that began in March of 2001 when at the age of 17 she debuted against Italy in a match prior to the Algarve Cup. She currently has 103 caps and 10 goals. (U.S. Soccer)
UNC women’s soccer gears up for 2015 season openerEvery well-oiled machine has its moving parts. Just nine months removed from a heartbreaking loss to South Carolina in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, the North Carolina women’s soccer team has just one goal in mind — to win another national title. And in order to achieve this lofty goal, the Tar Heels have made several changes to their starting lineup. (Daily Tar Heel)
US Women’s Champ Meghan Klingenberg Makes Hometown ProudUSA Women’s World Cup Champion and Pine-Richland graduate Meghan Klingenberg joined The Cook and Poni Show on Wednesday to talk about life after winning the World Cup. “It’s been a whirlwind,” Klingenberg said. “It’s been great, but quite frankly it has been exhausting.” (CBS Pittsburgh)
Men's Soccer Outlasts Davidson For 5-4 WinRaby George scored twice in the first half to lead No. 5 North Carolina to a 5-4 victory over Davidson in a men’s soccer exhibition match Wednesday at Fetzer Field. UNC controlled possession from the opening whistle and that paid off by scoring three times in a five minute span of the first half. Sophomore David October struck first off a feed from Zach Wright in the 14th minute. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer 2015 Preseason TrainingThe North Carolina women's soccer team hits the weight room hard and practices with intensity as they prepare for their 2015 season campaign.
I'm A Tar Heel: Paige NielsenOn behalf of all the athletes, we would like to say thank you to UNC's entire fan base. Your loyalty and support not only help our teams become successful, but allow us to connect our entire community to make every experience as a Carolina member remarkable. Without all of you, it simply wouldn't be possible for our athletes to continue to grow, prosper, and contribute to the unique Carolina experience. (GoHeels.com)
Crystal Dunn Named NWSL Player of the WeekWashington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 18 of the 2015 NWSL season. Dunn, 23, scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time to help the Spirit record a 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday night at Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex in Lisle, Ill. (Washington Spirit)
Campbell, Holness Earn Preseason Best XI HonorsJonathan Campbell and Omar Holness of the UNC men’s soccer program were named to the Top Drawer Soccer preseason Best XI teams. Campbell, a senior defender from Greensboro, N.C., was selected on the second team. The 2014 first team Academic All-America was a third team All-ACC pick last year, and was an All-South Region selection back in 2013. (GoHeels.com)
Pittsburgh native Meghan Klingenberg waved a Terrible Towel after scoring against Costa RicaThere was a lot of red, white and blue in the Heinz Field crowd of 44,028, but also plenty of yellow, befitting the stadium’s status as home to the Steelers. That also meant that the game had extra meaning for defender Meghan Klingenberg, because she grew up in the Pittsburgh area. (Washington Post)
Lopez Leads Blue Over White In Intrasquad ScrimmageAndy Lopez scored two more goals this preseason, sending the Blue team to a 2-0 victory over White in a UNC men’s soccer scrimmage Sunday at Fetzer Field. Carolina will host its final home tuneup against Davidson on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Tar Heels will visit Coastal Carolina next Sunday in Conway, S.C. The regular-season opener will take place against FIU on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
UNC men’s soccer looks to establish new identityThe No. 5 UNC men’s soccer team enters the 2015 season missing many of the pieces that made it successful a year ago. Gone are leaders such as Andy Craven, Tyler Engel, Rob Lovejoy and Verneri Valimaa, who scored 33 of UNC’s 52 goals in 2014. But even with a lot of star power gone, the young Tar Heels plan on using experience to create their own identity and leave their own legacy. (Daily Tar Heel)
Meghan Klingenberg hosts sleepovers, plays tour guide for U.S. teammatesSomewhere in Richland Township Thursday night, a sleepover of champions took place. After signing autographs and taking photos with fans at Total Sports Enterprises at The Mall at Robinson, starting U.S. women’s national soccer team defender Meghan Klingenberg took teammates Ali Krieger, Becky Sauerbrunn and Morgan Brian to her childhood home for some good old-fashioned popcorn-eating and movie-watching. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Meghan Klingenberg, fellow World Cup champs relish reunion in PittsburghIn a back hallway of The Mall at Robinson, U.S. national team defender Becky Sauerbrunn was signing photos when teammate and Richland native Meghan Klingenberg emerged from around a corner. Upon seeing her teammate, Klingenberg shrieked, shouted Sauerbrunn's name and said, “I miss my defense so much!” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
UNC Tops Winthrop In Men's Soccer ExhibitionAndy Lopez scored once and assisted on another goal in helping No. 5 North Carolina to a 4-1 victory over Winthrop in an exhibition men’s soccer match Friday night at Fetzer Field. UNC took a 1-0 lead into intermission thanks to an own goal by the Eagles early in the opening half. Winthrop evened the match in the 60th minute, but Lopez got the game winner a few minutes later. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Meet The HeelsHundreds of UNC fans attended the annual "Meet The Heels" event featuring an autograph session with Coach Fedora and players from football, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball teams.