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Name:Anson Dorrance
Hometown:Fribourg, CH
High School:Villa St. Jean International School
Born:April 9, 1951 (68)
Notes:Head Women's Soccer Coach
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A Carolina Blue Hued World Cup
It all comes back to Anson Dorrance, the architect of the UNC women's soccer program since 1979. He has built a program that has influenced...

Anson Dorrance thrilled former player Sarina Wiegman leading Netherlands in final against U.S.
Anson Dorrance led the United States to their first Women's World Cup triumph in 1991, but one of his former players is out to end...

UNC soccer: Looking back at the Tar Heels to have played in a Women’s World Cup Final
The first ever Women’s World Cup was played in 1991. Between the fact that the Tar Heels had won several national championships in the years...

Allie's Long Journey: U.S. midfielder’s success a combination of superior talent and drive
After two years at Penn State, Allie Long transferred to the University of North Carolina, which has produced an endless list of NCAA champions and...

Podcast: Anson Dorrance’s dynasties
UNC Women's Soccer coach Anson Dorrance discusses how his two dynasties come together at the World Cup — when former Carolina student-athletes represent their countries...

Anson Dorrance Q&A, part two: On coaching the national team and World Cup predictions
Anson Dorrance: "To be excellent in anything is actually mundane. It’s basically about grinding. It’s about putting more quality time into that exercise, or that...

Anson Dorrance Q&A: UNC legend discusses team-building, new edition of his book
Anson Dorrance: "You don’t develop in a recreational environment. You develop when someone’s pushing you. You develop psychological strength when you compete, and you develop...

Don't blink...USWNT star Tobin Heath would nutmeg you in a hot second
Since she was a child, Tobin Heath has experimented with the soccer ball at her foot. It's why she is one of the most technically...

Spanning decades, Tar Heels program is major pipeline for Women's World Cup
UNC has long been a pipeline for talent at the highest level of women's professional soccer. The 2019 Women's World Cup, which begins on Friday,...

Five Tar Heel Alumnae Named To 2019 U.S. Soccer World Cup Team
Five alumnae who played their collegiate women's soccer at the University of North Carolina for legendary Tar Heel coach Anson Dorrance were named to the...


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