UNC Soccer

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Soccer.

USWNT World Cup squad: The college years

Last Thursday, head coach Jill Ellis announced the U.S. roster for this year’s World Cup, as the U.S. seeks to defend its crown in France later in the summer. Five of the 23 players all have one thing in common: they played at North Carolina. Take a look back at each player’s time in college, where they competed and their accomplishments on campus. (Top Drawer Soccer)

Crystal Dunn's Long Road From 2015 Cut to 2019 USWNT World Cup Roster

Former UNC soccer star wanted to watch the 2015 Women's World Cup, but not by herself. She couldn’t watch with other soccer players, because they knew how close she’d been to making the team. She was too far away from family. She needed to find someone who loved the game as much as she did and also wouldn’t judge her emotions. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC’s remarkable Jessica McDonald earns World Cup roster spot

A JuCo transfer, a National Champion, an injury-plagued rookie, a real “soccer mom”, an NWSL MVP, a player’s rights advocate, and now, finally, a World Cup team member. Jessica McDonald, one of the USA’s top players at age 31, finally has earned a trip to France to defend the USWNT's world title. But this competition is nothing new for McDonald. (Tar Heel Blog)

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 were named to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup team Thursday. All five women currently play in the National Women's Soccer League: , , , , and Jessica McDonald. (

Nine UNC Teams Earn APR Recognition Awards

Nine UNC athletic programs have earned NCAA Recognition Awards for outstanding Academic Progress Rates, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. That marks the third straight year UNC has won the most recognition awards among public schools in the ACC and ties Rutgers for the most awards won by any public school in the Power 5 Conferences. (

Crystal Dunn of USWNT on Women's World Cup Debut

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup begins June 7 in France, and Team USA is ready to defend its crown, though it will do so without several familiar faces from the 2015 squad. What are the first-timers feeling right now? Butterflies? Excitement? Nerves? "It's all of that, actually," U.S. Women's National Team member said Tuesday. (

Former UNC Soccer Standout Katie Bowen Named to New Zealand Women’s World Cup Team

Former UNC standout midfielder was selected to the 23-player roster for the New Zealand national team for the upcoming 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. This will be Bowen’s second World Cup appearance with the team known as the “Football Ferns.” The World Cup this year will be held from June 7 to July 7 across nine French cities. (

One-On-One With USWNT Legend Kristine Lilly, Soccer’s Iron Woman

has two Women’s World Cup trophies, two Olympic gold medals, and four NCAA championships. She appeared in more international matches than anyone in the world — men or women — while playing for the most dominant team in the history of sport. So there are few people better qualified to talk about what it takes to succeed than Lilly. (The18)

View Contracts of Roy Williams, Anson Dorrance, Mike Fox, and More

The employment contracts containing the salaries of several North Carolina coaches are available to view online, including those of Men's Basketball coach , Women's Soccer coach , Baseball coach , and more. Also included are the coaches' supplemental contracts and licensing agreements with Nike and UNC-Learfield. (

The UNCUT video series features UNC athletes you love and the stories they want to tell

of the UNC men’s basketball team, and of the football team, and Brianna Pinto of the women’s soccer team delved into personal stories and issues facing black athletes and students at UNC. According to Lawler, who served as mediator, the discussion wasn’t novel. But the platform that UNCUT provided them certainly is. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Celebrates Year Of Successes At Rammy Awards

North Carolina Athletics celebrated the success of the past year Monday night at the seventh-annual Rammy Awards. Each spring, the evening highlights student-athlete achievement in athletics, academics and outreach, with plenty of laughs and cheers. This year's hosts included field hockey junior Marissa Creatore and men's basketball sophomore . (

Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath named NWSL Player of the Week

Portland Thorns midfielder has been named the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week. Heath, 30, used her technical skill to tally a goal and an assist in Portland’s season-opening 2-0 win over the Orlando Pride at on Sunday. Heath has 22 career assists for the Thorns, which is tied for the most in NWSL history. (Oregon Live)
< BackNext >

© 2005-2019 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.