Tobin Heath News Archive

Tobin Heath scores go-ahead goal in return as U.S. sweeps China in exhibition series

Tobin Heath scored the go-ahead goal in her return from injury and the U.S. national team beat China 2-1 Tuesday to sweep their two-game exhibition series. Three minutes after China tied it at 1, Heath chipped the goalkeeper on a mis-hit. It was Heath's first game with the national team since last September. She had surgery on her right ankle in early January.

Four Former Tar Heels on US Women’s National Soccer Team Roster for June Friendlies

When the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team takes the field this June for a pair of friendly matches against China, four former Tar Heels will be sporting the red, white and blue. 18 players will be on the roster for each of the two matches, with Ashlyn Harris, Allie Long, Crystal Dunn and Tobin Heath on the 24-player preliminary list–all of whom played at North Carolina.

Tobin Heath is making her way back from injuries

Tobin Heath, a U.S. national team veteran considered among the best players in the world, has returned to her NWSL club after spending the better part of the past year dealing with injuries. Reflecting on the year, Heath was clearly frustrated during with her lengthy stay on the sideline. A long-lingering back injury kept Heath off the field for the Thorns for nearly all of 2017.

Past meets present as Anson Dorrance on hand for USWNT win over South Korea

"(Anson Dorrance is) kind of like a fine wine," said U.S. women's national team veteran Tobin Heath, who won NCAA titles with the Tar Heels in 2006, '08 and '09. "Playing for him was incredible, but I love the man more and more as I get further away from that place. He's the best. I can't say enough about him and the effect he's had on me and soccer in this country."

Tobin Heath on making season debut for Portland Thorns: 'It felt amazing'

Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath eagerly sprinted onto the field in the 60th minute of Saturday's road match against the Orlando Pride. After spending six grueling months rehabbing from a lingering back injury, Heath was finally where she belonged. "It felt amazing," Heath said. "It's been a long time. I really missed the field and the locker room."

Tobin Heath sees first minutes since March with U.S. Women's National Team

Tobin Heath played her first minutes in over six months Wednesday night when she came on as a second half substitute for the U.S. Women's National Team. Heath, who has been dealing with a lingering back injury for most of the year, entered the match for Mallory Pugh in the 72nd minute as the USWNT went on to rout New Zealand 5-0 in the friendly.

Tobin Heath Taking it One Day at a Time

Tobin Heath hasn’t played a game for the U.S. Women's National Team since March 7, 2017. Heath was sidelined with a back injury and has been away from the team for both club and country the last six months, missing the entirety of the NWSL season so far and every WNT camp and game since then. Thankfully, her time watching has come to an end.

Portland Thorns remain hopeful that Tobin Heath can return to club in time for the NWSL playoffs

Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath has been continuing her rehabilitation from a lingering back injury with the U.S. Women's National Team staff. Portland has sorely missed Heath this season. The world-renowned midfielder led the NWSL in assists in 2016 and was a finalist for league MVP. Heath was also named U.S. Soccer's Female Player of the Year in 2016.

Tobin Heath named Female Professional Athlete of the Year by Oregon Sports Awards

Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath has been named the 2016-17 Female Professional Athlete of the Year by the Oregon Sports Awards. The is the sixth time that a women's soccer player has won the Award for Female Professional Athlete of the Year. Heath set an NWSL record for assists with 10 in 2016 as she helped lead the Thorns to their first-ever NWSL Shield.

Tobin Heath named Assistant Youth Technical Director for Thorns FC Development Academy

Portland Thorns FC announced Thursday that midfielder Tobin Heath has expanded her role with the club, assuming a position at the youth level with the club’s newly formed development academy set to launch in the fall of 2017 as the Thorns FC Assistant Youth Technical Director. Heath joined the club in 2013, helping guide Portland to the NWSL Championship.

Tobin Heath remains the magnificent enigma of the U.S. women's national team

If Tobin Heath remains a magnificent enigma in her 10th year on the U.S. women’s national team, that’s less by design than indifference. You won’t see much of her away from the field. The USWNT’s reigning Player of the Year has a habit of ignoring interview requests. It isn’t some mysteriousness or aloofness. She would just rather play soccer and play it beautifully.

Tobin Heath Named 2016 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

Tobin Heath has been voted the 2016 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. Heath, who has long been a fan favorite for her entertaining style of play and dynamic work with the ball, wins the award for the first time in her ninth year with the U.S. Women’s National Team. She won after earning 40 percent of the vote. Crystal Dunn came in second with 34 percent.

Crystal Dunn, Tobin Heath Finalists For U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

U.S. Soccer has announced the five nominees for the 2016 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. This year’s field features Crystal Dunn, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, and Becky Sauerbrunn. Dunn added 14 goals, recorded eight assists and played in all 25 matches to conclude her best year with the WNT. Heath also turned in an impressive 2016.

Video: Tobin Heath embarrasses two defenders with sick skills

Tobin Heath of the Portland Thorns isn't afraid to show a little bit of flair. The agile, quick midfielder has some fantastic footwork and the moves to leave defenders on the floor ... or worse. Check out what the U.S. women's national team player did for her club on Saturday in a game against the Seattle Reign.

Soccer Field in Tobin Heath's Hometown to be Named After Her

A soccer field at the crest of Pleasant Valley Park is due to be dedicated to 2006 Ridge graduate Tobin Heath, midfielder on this year's Olympics U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and also a member of last year's World Cup Team USA women's soccer.

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