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Chicago Red Stars to Retire Lori Chalupny’s NumberThe Chicago Red Stars announced Thursday that they will retire club legend and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Lori Chalupny’s number 17 jersey. The former Tar Heel earned her first cap with the U.S. squad in 2001, and she would be a fixture for the next nine years, earning 92 appearances and wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions. (Chicago Red Stars)
Fox mistakes Chris Wondolowski for USWNT's and UNC alum Ashlyn Harris, she respondsFox’s broadcast of the Copa America Centanario has not been without its issues. Perhaps most embarrassingly, Fox has confused players in the Copa with women from the same country. On Tuesday, it happened to the United States’s Chris Wondowlowski, whose yellow card—as astutely spotted by Carli Llyod—was attributed to Ashlyn Harris. (Sports Illustrated)
Tobin Heath set to embrace a new role in her 3rd OlympicsEven Tobin Heath herself has a hard time believing it. She is preparing for her third Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer, and while she is still only 28, that experience means she'll be one of the leaders on and off the field for the U.S. Women's National Team as it attempts to win another gold medal. (NJ.com)
North Carolina Announces 2016 Men's Soccer ScheduleHome matches with ACC rivals NC State and Virginia, and an opening-weekend game with 10-time NCAA champion Saint Louis highlight the 2016 schedule for the UNC men’s soccer program, announced on Wednesday. The 17-game regular season schedule features six contests against clubs that qualified for the 2015 NCAA Championship. (GoHeels.com)
Adelaide Gay Interview: From UNC to Sweden's Top FlightAdelaide Gay is a professional goalkeeper for Kvarnsvedens IK in Sweden's premier league. After spending time at Yale and North Carolina, Gay played with the Portland Thorns and Washington Spirit before traveling overseas to her current club. Adelaide offers a unique perspective on playing abroad, development in the US, and the expectations on playing at UNC. (Everybody Soccer)
Video: Indi Cowie Freestyle Soccer and Trick Shots at UNCFormer UNC soccer player and world-renowned soccer freestyler Indi Cowie shows off her soccer skills and trick shots around campus, from the Quad to the Dean Dome to Kenan Stadium and everywhere in between.
North Carolina's 'yard sale' brings the shoppers outNormally items sold -- such as jerseys, shoes and lacrosse sticks -- get forwarded to the state's surplus store because technically, at a public university, the equipment purchased is state property. That is why the Tar Heels didn't just give the jerseys to the former players who used to wear them and it's also why the university had to allow the public equal opportunity to purchase them. (ESPN.com)
Mia Hamm looks to inspire young playersSoccer royalty was in Wellford, SC Saturday for the start of a two-day camp. Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch were on hand for the Team First Soccer Academy at the Carolina FC facility. The trio founded the camp five years ago, and travel around the country teaching skills to kids of all ages. (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Reactions to the Tar Heel Yard SaleOn May 14, UNC Athletics hosted their first-ever yard sale — selling over 12,000 items — at Eddie Smith Field House. While I have never been Black Friday shopping, after today I feel like I have. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC cleaning out closets with sale of athletics equipmentShoppers began lining up at 4 a.m. Saturday to purchase a piece of Tar Heel history. The athletics department yard sale at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gives fans and collectors a chance to cash in. (WRAL.com)
Video: UNC Athletics Tar Heel Yard Sale PreviewThe University of North Carolina Athletic Department will hold a surplus equipment Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Eddie Smith Field House.
UNC Athletics Tar Heel Yard SaleThe UNC Athletic Department will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Eddie Smith Field House. Merchandise bags will be provided to customers as they enter the building. Only small purses will be permitted inside the facility. Visit GoHeels.com for more details. Please see our map for recommended parking to this event. (UNC.edu)
UNC Women's Soccer Finalizes Recruiting ClassThe University of North Carolina women’s soccer program has finalized its recruiting class for the 2015-16 school year. The class includes seven outstanding prospects. Two of the women enrolled in January 2016 and practiced with the Tar Heels this past spring. The other five players will enroll at UNC in August 2016. (GoHeels.com)
Tobin Heath finally getting the most out of her tricksBy the time Heath finished her career at UNC in 2009, she'd already had a successful youth national team career and been capped 19 times by the senior team. But despite that success, and being taken first overall in the 2010 WPS draft, things didn't go quite as well for Heath the professional player, or at least not right away. (SB Nation)
UNC Soccer Teams Help Stop World HungerThe University of North Carolina men’s and women’s soccer programs recently spent a day with Stop Hunger Now to help fight worldwide hunger. The two programs came together and packaged 10,000 meals that were among 285,000 sent to Guatemala to assist those in need, and support the organization’s goal of “a world without hunger.” (GoHeels.com)