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Tar Heels Silence 'Chanticleers In Men's Soccer Exhibition

No. 5 North Carolina completed a perfect exhibition men’s soccer season with a 2-0 victory at 21st-ranked Coastal Carolina on Saturday. UNC scored both goals in the late stages of the match. Coastal was called for a foul inside the 18-yard box, setting up a Tar Heel penalty kick, and for the second-straight match Raby George sent his shot into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.

Newfield Scores Twice As UNC Women's Soccer Opens With Win

The seventh-ranked UNC women’s soccer team opened its 2015 season with a 3-0 shutout victory over Weber State Friday night at Fetzer Field. Alexa Newfield tallied a pair of goals, her first in a Tar Heel uniform, and Chapel Hill native Alex Kimball added a goal on a header late in the game to power Carolina past the Wildcats in the second matchup of the Carolina Nike Classic.

Lori Chalupny to Retire From International Soccer at End of 2015

The 10-game fall tour to celebrate the USA’s championship run at the 2015 Women’s World Cup will be the final matches in a U.S. uniform for veteran defender Lori Chalupny. Chalupny, 31, will retire from an international career that began in March of 2001 when at the age of 17 she debuted against Italy in a match prior to the Algarve Cup. She currently has 103 caps and 10 goals.

UNC women’s soccer gears up for 2015 season opener

Every well-oiled machine has its moving parts. Just nine months removed from a heartbreaking loss to South Carolina in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, the North Carolina women’s soccer team has just one goal in mind — to win another national title. And in order to achieve this lofty goal, the Tar Heels have made several changes to their starting lineup.

US Women’s Champ Meghan Klingenberg Makes Hometown Proud

USA Women’s World Cup Champion and Pine-Richland graduate Meghan Klingenberg joined The Cook and Poni Show on Wednesday to talk about life after winning the World Cup. “It’s been a whirlwind,” Klingenberg said. “It’s been great, but quite frankly it has been exhausting.”

Men's Soccer Outlasts Davidson For 5-4 Win

Raby George scored twice in the first half to lead No. 5 North Carolina to a 5-4 victory over Davidson in a men’s soccer exhibition match Wednesday at Fetzer Field. UNC controlled possession from the opening whistle and that paid off by scoring three times in a five minute span of the first half. Sophomore David October struck first off a feed from Zach Wright in the 14th minute.

Video: UNC Women's Soccer 2015 Preseason Training

The North Carolina women's soccer team hits the weight room hard and practices with intensity as they prepare for their 2015 season campaign.

I'm A Tar Heel: Paige Nielsen

On behalf of all the athletes, we would like to say thank you to UNC's entire fan base. Your loyalty and support not only help our teams become successful, but allow us to connect our entire community to make every experience as a Carolina member remarkable. Without all of you, it simply wouldn't be possible for our athletes to continue to grow, prosper, and contribute to the unique Carolina experience.

Crystal Dunn Named NWSL Player of the Week

Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 18 of the 2015 NWSL season. Dunn, 23, scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time to help the Spirit record a 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday night at Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex in Lisle, Ill.

Campbell, Holness Earn Preseason Best XI Honors

Jonathan Campbell and Omar Holness of the UNC men’s soccer program were named to the Top Drawer Soccer preseason Best XI teams. Campbell, a senior defender from Greensboro, N.C., was selected on the second team. The 2014 first team Academic All-America was a third team All-ACC pick last year, and was an All-South Region selection back in 2013.

Pittsburgh native Meghan Klingenberg waved a Terrible Towel after scoring against Costa Rica

There was a lot of red, white and blue in the Heinz Field crowd of 44,028, but also plenty of yellow, befitting the stadium’s status as home to the Steelers. That also meant that the game had extra meaning for defender Meghan Klingenberg, because she grew up in the Pittsburgh area.

Lopez Leads Blue Over White In Intrasquad Scrimmage

Andy Lopez scored two more goals this preseason, sending the Blue team to a 2-0 victory over White in a UNC men’s soccer scrimmage Sunday at Fetzer Field. Carolina will host its final home tuneup against Davidson on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Tar Heels will visit Coastal Carolina next Sunday in Conway, S.C. The regular-season opener will take place against FIU on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

UNC men’s soccer looks to establish new identity

The No. 5 UNC men’s soccer team enters the 2015 season missing many of the pieces that made it successful a year ago. Gone are leaders such as Andy Craven, Tyler Engel, Rob Lovejoy and Verneri Valimaa, who scored 33 of UNC’s 52 goals in 2014. But even with a lot of star power gone, the young Tar Heels plan on using experience to create their own identity and leave their own legacy.

Meghan Klingenberg hosts sleepovers, plays tour guide for U.S. teammates

Somewhere in Richland Township Thursday night, a sleepover of champions took place. After signing autographs and taking photos with fans at Total Sports Enterprises at The Mall at Robinson, starting U.S. women’s national soccer team defender Meghan Klingenberg took teammates Ali Krieger, Becky Sauerbrunn and Morgan Brian to her childhood home for some good old-fashioned popcorn-eating and movie-watching.

Meghan Klingenberg, fellow World Cup champs relish reunion in Pittsburgh

In a back hallway of The Mall at Robinson, U.S. national team defender Becky Sauerbrunn was signing photos when teammate and Richland native Meghan Klingenberg emerged from around a corner. Upon seeing her teammate, Klingenberg shrieked, shouted Sauerbrunn's name and said, “I miss my defense so much!”

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