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Heather O’Reilly talks revenge on Japan, adjusting to bench role
“As a soccer player the World Cup holds a special important,” said Heather O’Reilly, who played all 120 minutes of the 2011 final but did not leave the bench in the 2012 gold-medal match. “That was such a heartbreaking final that we’re just thrilled to be back here and have another go at winning this thing. We’re obviously very proud of what we were able to accomplish in 2012 and to beat a very good Japan team in that final was an amazing accomplishment."
Anson Dorrance "Excited” to Watch Former Players in World Cup Final (audio)
Six former Tar Heels – Heather O’Reilly, Whitney Engen, Tobin Heath, Lori Chalupny, Meghan Klingenberg, and Ashlyn Harris – are preparing for the World Cup Final on Sunday. UNC Women’s Soccer Coach Anson Dorrance, who has led Carolina to 21 National Championships since taking over the new program in 1979, tells WCHL’s Blake Hodge that he is confident the United States – and all of those Tar Heels – will bring home the World Cup.
Mia Hamm to be part of delegation attending US-Japan World Cup final
Vice President Joe Biden, former US soccer stars Mia Hamm and Cobi Jones and others will be attending Sunday's Women's World Cup final as the US battles Japan, the White House announced....Hamm was part of the World Cup winning teams in 1991 and 1999, and is hoping to bring some good luck in order to end a 16-year drought.
England’s Lucy Bronze nominated for Women’s World Cup Golden Ball award
England’s Lucy Bronze has been nominated for the Golden Ball award at the Women’s World Cup. Bronze, who scored the winner against Canada in the quarter-final, will go up against Germany’s Celia Sasic, the tournament’s leading scorer, Japan’s Saori Ariyoshi and Aya Miyama, France’s Amandine Henry and the Americans Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Julie Johnson for the tournament’s top individual honour.
Tobin Heath: Soccer Juggling Machine
One player you may not have been familiar with before this World Cup is midfielder Tobin Heath. The 27-year-old New Jersey-native has put in yeoman's work for the U.S. Women's National Team. You may remember her from banging into the advertising boards and toppling over opponents when trying to win headers in the semifinal with Germany.
Tar Heels make mark in World Cup
With a 2-0 win against Germany on Tuesday in the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the United States women’s soccer team advanced to the tournament’s finale, which will take place Sunday in Vancouver. There, the U.S. will look for its third World Cup title and its first since 1999. And among the 23-player roster, six former North Carolina women’s soccer players will hope that Sunday brings them their first.
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 20-No. 16
17: No. 19 Carolina 71, No. 3 Virginia 67 (ACC Tournament) - Men's Basketball, March 14, 2015: The Tar Heels put together perhaps their best performance of the year in a wire-to-wire win over defending ACC champion Virginia, 71-67, in the ACC Tournament semifinals in Greensboro. Carolina shot a sizzling 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3 against the stout UVa defense.
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 25-No. 21
Once again this July, GoHeels.com will count down the top 25 wins of the school year. Check back around noon EDT each weekday for the latest update before the No. 1 win is revealed on July 17. The countdown begins today with thrilling regular season wins from women's soccer, women's lacrosse, softball, wrestling and swimming and diving.
World Cup Final Next For Six Tar Heels As U.S. Eliminates Germany
The U.S. Women's National Team downed FIFA No.1-ranked Germany 2-0 at Olympic Stadium Tuesday to advance to the Final of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Six former Tar Heel players will be in uniform Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia when the U.S. faces either England or Japan in the final. All six Tar Heels will seek their first World Cup rings Sunday.
Audio: World Cup Semifinal Podcast With Meghan Klingenberg
Rog talks with the US Women's National Team's Meghan Klingenberg about the team's lockdown defense, her karate training, and living with Jeff Van Gundy's family.
Lucy Bronze's family jetting to Canada after their girl booked England's semi-final place
Lucy’s looping header came on the back of her screamer against Norway in the last sixteen which took England into the quarter finals for the first time, another 2-1 win. And mum Diane, a 55 year old teacher, and dad Joaquim, 55, who still live in Alnwick, could not be prouder of their girl. Lucy also has a brother Jorge, 25, and sister Sophie, for whom Lucy’s antics provided the perfect start to her 17th birthday on Sunday.
Lucy Bronze does it again to book England's World Cup semi-final spot
Northumberland's Lucy Bronze was on the scoresheet again as England clinched a semi-final place at the women’s World Cup. Lucy, from Alnwick, notched with her head as the Lionesses beat hosts Canada 2-1 in their quarter final clash Saturday. Lucy has played for the North Carolina Tar Heels, Everton, Liverpool and now the Manchester club.
Petite Meghan Klingenberg plays big for the U.S. at World Cup
The small room is packed with nearly two dozen reporters when Meghan Klingenberg walks in and takes a seat behind a long white folding table. "Hi everybody!" she says cheerfully. That's pretty much how Klingenberg says everything — cheerfully, often punctuated by a laugh. If Hope Solo is the dark cloud of U.S. soccer, Klingenberg is its pixie-sized ray of sunshine. And on Wednesday she was shining.
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
After finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th.
Lucy Bronze: From small English town to UNC to England women's World Cup hero
From park kick-a-bouts to the world stage, England’s Lucy Bronze has her own determination to thank for making it in football. As a Northumberland schoolgirl FA regulations meant she was stopped from playing with the boys once she reached the age of 12, while before that her family encouraged her to try other sports.