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Crystal Dunn ‘still on cloud nine’ after U.S. women’s World Cup title, return to NWSL

’s World Cup gold medal hangs on the door of a closet near her bed at home. She left it there by happenstance, but when she wakes up, it’s right there in front of her. That’s a pretty good way to start a morning. Then she goes to work with her club team, the reigning NWSL champion North Carolina Courage. That’s a pretty good way to spend the rest of the day. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Orlando Pride keeper Ashlyn Harris reflects on NWSL career ahead of 100th cap

Goalkeeper will step into goal for the 100th time during her National Women’s Soccer League career Saturday. However, it’s not the sort of thing she’d know on her own. With a career marked by two World Cups, Harris isn’t one to watch out for milestones. This weekend, however, has offered Harris the opportunity to reflect on her career. (Pro Soccer USA)

UNC Women's Soccer Tabbed To Repeat As ACC Regular Season Champs

The UNC women's soccer team has been chosen as the preseason favorite to win the 2019 ACC regular season title in a vote of the league's 14 head coaches announced Thursday. Coach 's Tar Heels received six first place votes and 188 total points in the voting. Florida State, which won last year's ACC Tournament, had 185 points. (

Bill Palladino Steps Down As UNC Women's Soccer Assistant Coach

Bill Palladino, a member of Coach 's women's soccer staff at North Carolina for four decades, has announced he is stepping down. Palladino has been Dorrance's chief assistant with the women's program since 1980, but he will continue to coach as an assistant with the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League. (

UNC Men's Soccer Tabbed No. 6 In Preseason Poll

The UNC men's soccer team opens the 2019 season ranked No. 6 in the nation by the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll released Tuesday. In nine years under head coach Carlos Somoano, the Tar Heels have been ranked in the top 10 in every preseason poll. The Tar Heels enter this season coming off four straight ACC Coastal Division Championships. (

UNC Women's Soccer Checks In At No. 2 In Coaches Poll

The University of North Carolina women's soccer program has earned the No. 2 spot in the opening poll of the 2019 season sponsored by United Soccer Coaches. The Tar Heels trail only defending NCAA champion Florida State in the preseason poll ranking 25 teams. Two other ACC teams are ranked in the Top 10 with Duke at No. 8 and Virginia at No. 9. (

Anson Dorrance Pre-Season Q&A

North Carolina women's soccer coach discusses the 2018 season, the upgrade in Tar Heel women's soccer facilities, the upcoming 2019 season, and the health of the program as it enters its 41st season of varsity action in 2019. Dorrance also provides insight on each of the 32 players on the Tar Heel women's soccer roster in 2019. (

UNC Women's Soccer to host French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais

UNC women's soccer will host French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais on August 14 at 4:30 p.m. at UNC Soccer Stadium. Olympique Lyonnais boasts 13 FIFA Women's World Cup players, including former UNC standout and 2009 NCAA champion . Bronze, the 2019 Women's World Cup Silver Ball winner, led England to the WWC semifinals. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Anson Field?

’s world is still right here in Chapel Hill. The surge of women’s soccer in this country can be placed right in Anson’s lap after he built a dominant program at North Carolina and cornered the market on the relatively few world-class recruits out there at the time. He created a monster. Dorrance is well into his 60s but nowhere near retirement. (

USWNT star Allie Long worked some soccer tricks into her first pitch for the Mariners

Soccer? On a baseball diamond? This sort of thing might sound unfathomable to you, accustomed to watching baseball things happen on a baseball field. But there was one especially slick soccer (or football, if you want to get technical) moment prior to Friday's Tigers-Mariners game, courtesy of of the U.S. Women's National Team and Reign FC. (
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