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Klingenberg 'proud,' 'exhausted' in wake of World Cup titleThree days after she helped the U.S. women's national soccer team win the World Cup for the first time in 16 years, Meghan Klingenberg finally got to catch her breath. “It's been a complete whirlwind,” she said Wednesday, tired, enthusiastic as always and happy to be home in Richland. “It's a blur, and I have no idea what's happened.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Video: Tobin Heath reflects on her time at UNCWorld Cup champion Tobin Heath reflects on her favorite parts of four years at the UNC as she hangs with her sisters Kate and Perry and her Mom Cindy.
World Cup win means lifelong memories for Ashlyn HarrisAshlyn Harris sits with her feet dangling over the water, listening to music in one of her favorite spots in Satellite Beach. All she can do is smile as she soaks in everything that has unfolded in her life over the past few months. The 29-year-old is a member of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team that has taken the country by storm, winning the FIFA World Cup in the process. (Florida Today)
Video: Interview with World Cup champion Lori ChalupnyIt was just five days ago that the U.S. Women’s National Team won the World Cup over Japan. The team had some St. Louis players including Becky Saurbrunn and Lori Chalupny. Chalupny joins Fox 2 to talk about the victory, the FIFA gender pay gap and coaching local soccer camps. (FOX 2 St. Louis)
US soccer star Tobin Heath inspires as she thanks God for Women's World Cup victoryRight after Tobin Heath helped the US soccer team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, beating Japan 5-2 in Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday, she inspired fellow Christians from around the world by thanking God for the victory and expressing pride for her faith. Heath scored the seventh and final goal in that match, which set a new record as the highest scoring Final in FIFA Women's World Cup history. (Christian Today)
Klingenberg awed by post-World Cup attentionMeghan Klingenberg is exhausted, but in the best way. Winning a World Cup will do that. The Richland native played in all of the United States’ 17 games this year, including every minute of the FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign that ended Sunday with a 5-2 victory against Japan. Things haven’t slowed down for the defender since, and they might not soon. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
World Cup champ Tobin Heath displayed soccer gift at 4When Tobin Heath was 4, her father saw an advertisement in a brochure regarding a soccer clinic behind the YMCA in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards. "My wife and I were not involved in soccer, but I took her (Tobin) to this little dirt patch behind the YMCA," recalled Jeff Heath. (My Central Jersey)
Former Tar Heels, World Cup winners proud of 2015 teamAs the World Cup final ended on Sunday, the United States once again held the crown. Two former Tar Heels, two former National Team players were feeling the excitement all over again. "I am so proud of them," said Carla Overbeck. Overbeck, who is now an assistant coach at Duke, was part of the two other U.S. World Cup titles in 1991 and 1999. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Klingenberg's toughness and will key in U.S. World CupMeghan Klingenberg played every minute of every game during the 2015 World Cup. Part of the stingy United States defensive back line, the former Tar Heel was a consistent force for the Women's team the entire tournament. The U.S. only gave up one goal heading into the championship match against Japan. "I jump into things 100%," Klingenberg said in a pre-World Cup U.S. Soccer video. (Carolina Blue)
Tobin Heath: "An electrifying player with pure love of the game"In the 52nd minute of Sunday's United States victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final, midfielder Tobin Heath knocked in a pass from Morgan Brian to put the U.S. up 5-2, sealing the win. "She is one of the most technically skilled players on the national team, yet often makes it looks effortless," Tobin's UNC teammate Anna Rodenbough told CarolinaBlue late on Sunday. (Carolina Blue)
Heath, Klingenberg Help U.S. Win World CupThe Women's World Cup came to a conclusion on Sunday with the United States taking a dominating 5-2 win over Japan. It was the first World Cup title for USA since 1999 and avenges a loss in the 2011 final to Japan. Former Tar Heels Tobin Heath and Meghan Klingenberg started for the US during the tournament and were crucial pieces to the team's success. Klingenberg made a crucial save on the goal line in the Group D draw versus Sweden. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Tobin Heath scores in World Cup finalLost in Carli Lloyd's record-setting performance in the Women's World Cup final was another New Jersey native who helped Team USA pour it on against Japan. 27-year-old Tobin Heath's goal in the second half pushed the US lead to 5-2. (NJ.com)
A look at incoming UNC athletesFrom Chesterfield, Va., Kenny Williams is one of two incoming freshman for the North Carolina basketball team and looks ready to make an impact during the 2015-16 season. Ranked 84th in ESPN’s top 100 recruits for 2015, Williams will look to help the Tar Heels in a facet of the game they struggled with last season: 3-point shooting. (Daily Tar Heel)
Six former Tar Heels win first World Cup ringsSix former UNC players won their first World Cup rings with Sunday's 5-2 women's World Cup final win over Japan: starting midfielder Tobin Heath and starting defender Meghan Klingenberg as well as reserves Lori Chalupny, Heather O'Reilly, Ashlyn Harris and Whitney Engen. O'Reilly has won three Olympic gold medals and Heath has two and Chalupny one. (GoHeels.com)
Women's World Cup: Looking back at the USWNT's time in collegeAll 23 players on the 2015 United States team competing at this summer's Women's World Cup in Canada saw their careers go through an NCAA school. North Carolina has the most representatives on the team with six. The United States will take on Japan in the final in Vancouver on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Until then, look back on the players' time on campus. (NCAA.com)