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Alessia Russo on England's 'surreal' Euro 2022 victory and her 'one-time wonder' goal

The past week has been the peak of 's football career -- scoring a viral, back-heeled goal against Sweden before coming on as a substitute as England defeated Germany to be crowned European champion for the first time. But as the dust settles from the Lionesses' 2-1 victory on Sunday, Russo insists this is "just the start" for her team. (CNN)

England's Euro Stars Grew in the US System, Most Notably at UNC

UNC's can’t keep up with all of the messages. There are emails from media outlets and texts from friends. Newspaper clippings and interviews. All are concerned with the same thing: the England women’s national team 2022 Euro win. Dorrance coached four players involved with that team, including manager . (Top Drawer Soccer)

Goalie battle takes center stage as No. 10 UNC Women's Soccer prepares for the season

North Carolina went 12-3-3 last season, the fewest wins UNC Women’s Soccer has had since its inaugural season in 1979, and suffered their first-ever first round loss in the NCAA Tournament. This year, coach has noticed a different edge in the squad. "I’ve been coaching 45 years and this is the fittest any team I’ve coached has come in." (CBS 17)

Anson Dorrance: The US coach behind Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Sarina Wiegman

, head coach of women's soccer at UNC, taught , , Lotte Wubben-Moy, and manager Sarina Wiegman during his career. Dorrance, who coaches the Tar Heels, told The Times that three out of four of the sensational goals scored by the Lionesses in their semifinal against Sweden 'had Tar Heels written all over them'. (London Daily Mail)

UNC Women’s Soccer Ranked No. 10 in United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll

The UNC women’s soccer team is ranked No. 10 in the preseason United Soccer Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. Defending national champion Florida State is No. 1, Duke is No. 2 ,and Virginia is No. 4. Carolina also will play No. 11 Tennessee and No. 13 UCLA in Chapel Hill. No. 3 BYU will visit Dorrance Field for a preseason exhibition match August 13. (

UNC Women's Soccer Holds First Practice

The UNC women's soccer team held its first practice of the 2022 season Tuesday. The Tar Heels went through conditioning tests in the morning before playing an intrasquad scrimmage in the evening. "It's the best we've ever done in the beep," Coach said. The Beep Test is a multi-stage running test to determine an athlete's fitness. (

How former UNC women's soccer player Sarina Wiegan turned England into Euro 2022 winners

How many people knew of , the humble heroine from the Hague, before this summer? Football fans? Some. The average person in the street? Hardly any. Now all of England knows her name. She is the woman who made history and brought football home. She is the woman who delivered this country its first major trophy since 1966. (London Daily Mail)

UNC Women’s Soccer Alumnae Star for England in European Championship

As the English women’s national team defeated Germany, 2-1, and lifted the European Championship trophy in London late Sunday afternoon, the soccer-crazed nation had four Tar Heels to thank for its first-ever men’s or women’s Euro soccer title: forward , defenders and Lotte Wubben-Moy, and head coach . (

2022 UNC Women's Soccer Preview With Anson Dorrance: Part II

UNC Women's Soccer Coach : "The kids coming in are going to have to fight the kids that have come back. Both groups are extremely talented. We've always had a philosophy of playing everyone. We invest in our kids. There are some programs that pride themselves in how few kids they play. We pride ourselves in how many we play." (

Lucy Bronze reveals she is playing through pain in England’s Euros journey

has revealed she has been playing through pain on the way to a first major tournament final. When she steps out at Wembley, it will be no different for the right-back. After suffering four bad knee injuries that required surgery by the time she was 18, and that sidelined her for two years, Bronze needed another operation on her right knees last August. (The Guardian)
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