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Crystal Dunn's versatility a key for USWNT moving forward after win over Mexico

The walkie-talkie crackled to life in the press box before Thursday's game between the United States and Mexico. Someone on the distant end wanted to double-check a detail for the lineup sheet. A U.S. Soccer staffer confirmed that, yes, Crystal Dunn should be labeled as a defender for the evening. Left unsaid was whether to use permanent ink. (ESPN.com)

Phil Ford to Serve as Keynote Speaker at ACC Postgraduate Luncheon

UNC and ACC basketball legend Phil Ford will be the keynote speaker at the annual ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN and hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club. The following UNC student-athletes will be honored as 2018 ACC Postgraduate Scholars: David October, (Soccer), Emily Godwin (Track & Field), Morgan Lane (Gymnastics). (The ACC)

NC Courage features the reclamation of Crystal Dunn

Crystal Dunn is only 25 years old, but she fancies herself an “old soul,” as likely to groove to Aretha Franklin as Beyoncé. Like Aretha, maybe all Dunn is askin’ for is a little respect. “I want to be a really impactful player this season. There was a lot of hype about me coming back into the league. I feel like I matter. But ultimately, it’s just me playing soccer again.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

14 Tar Heels On Opening Day NWSL Rosters

The National Women's Soccer League, the premier professional league for women's soccer in the United States, opened its fifth season his past weekend. The UNC women's soccer program was well represented as 14 former Tar Heels were on opening day rosters for the league this year. UNC was also represented by 14 players on opening day rosters in 2017. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC Soccer Star Eric Lichaj Added to U.S. National Team Roster For Match vs. Paraguay in Cary

The U.S. men’s national soccer team is set to host Paraguay at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary this week, and will be bringing a former Tar Heel along with them. Right back Eric Lichaj was among the 22 players named to the roster for the friendly, which will take place on March 27. It will be the team’s first game in Cary since a 1-1 draw against Jamaica in 2006. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Shuts Out Georgetown 4-0

The Tar Heels traveled to Washington, D.C. this weekend to take on Georgetown in its second spring game of 2018 where they beat the Hoyas 4-0. With both teams coming in to the game 1-0 on the season, the Tar Heel offense once again came to life as they scored four goals in both games so far this season. The Tar Heels took a commanding 3-0 lead by halftime. (GoHeels.com)

‘You’re going to see a different Crystal Dunn’ this year

Paul Riley expects Crystal Dunn will regain the form this year that made her one of the most lethal and exciting players in U.S. women’s soccer. Dunn, who joined the North Carolina Courage after a year-long stint with Chelsea in England, was named the National Women’s Soccer League’s MVP while capturing Golden Boot honors (15 goals) as well in 2015. (Front Row Soccer)

UNC Men's Soccer Beats Clemson 4-1 In First Spring Game

North Carolina kicked off its spring soccer season with a 4-1 win over Clemson on Sunday in Chapel Hill. The Carolina offense picked up where it left off last season as the top scoring team in the country thanks to goals by Mauricio Pineda, Jack Skahan, Lucas del Rosario and Jelani Pieters. Next up, UNC will visit Georgetown on Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Total Tar Heels: Feb. 28, 2018

Total Tar Heels provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and things they do away from competition. Luke Maye, a junior on the men's basketball team, has earned Academic All-District honors and is a candidate for Academic All-America recognition. Austin Proehl (football) was selected as a semifinalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup. (GoHeels.com)

Crystal Dunn leaves Chelsea Ladies for North Carolina Courage

Crystal Dunn has left Chelsea Ladies to join the North Carolina Courage. Dunn joined Chelsea from Washington Spirit in January 2017. Initially playing as a striker, the 25-year-old was switched to wing-back as Chelsea won the WSL Spring Series. "The opportunity to return to the USA felt like the right decision at this stage of my career," Dunn said. (BBC)

Meghan Klingenberg out to prove that she still deserves spot with U.S. Women's National Team

Meghan Klingenberg was an indispensable piece of the USA's backline at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She played every minute of every game in the tournament, helping the U.S. Women's National Team to its first World Cup title since 1999. But three years later, the 29-year-old is fighting to prove that she still deserves a spot on the international stage. (The Oregonian)

Houston Dash’s Kealia Ohai cleared to play after summer knee injury

Eight months after she suffered the worst injury of her career, Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Ohai, the club's all-time leading scorer, has been cleared for all soccer activities following the rehabilitation of the ACL in her left knee, which she tore during a game on June 24. The last seven months have been grueling. (Houston Chronicle)

Anson Dorrance on the politics of soccer and the women's pro game

Anson Dorrance coached the USA to its first Women's World Cup title in 1991 and the North Carolina Tar Heels to 22 national championships. More than 60 of his UNC players have played for the U.S. national team, including six on the USA's 2015 World Cup-winning roster. We checked in with Dorrance in the wake of Carlos Cordeiro being elected U.S. Soccer president. (Soccer America)

Tar Heels Announce Women's Soccer Recruiting Class

UNC has signed five student-athletes to National Letters-Of-Intent for the Tar Heel women's soccer program. Tar Heel head coach Anson Dorrance announced the signings this week. Claudia Dickey will be a two-sport athlete at Carolina, also playing basketball. Dickey was a member of the U18 and U20 National Women's Soccer Teams in 2016 and 2017. (GoHeels.com)

Carlos Somoano Named to 2018 SSC Hall Of Fame

The Sunshine State Conference announced Tuesday that UNC Men's Soccer coach Carlos Somoano will be inducted into the SSC Hall of Fame. Somoano has an overall record of 107-26-21 and is the active leader in winning percentage (.638) among DI men's soccer coaches. He's led the Tar Heels to three College Cups and seven straight NCAA Tournaments. (GoHeels.com)

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