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November 18, 1994 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along Tobacco Road, in the shadows of the monstrous and shiny Dean E. Smith Center, there is a gray concrete hut, its shingles falling off. It stands apart from the other buildings, like some kind of antique, and bears a wooden sign that modestly proclaims, "North Carolina Soccer." As if 11 NCAA women's soccer championships in the last 12 years were something to be modest about.
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July 14, 2011 | By David Wharton
It was an hour or so after the game, on the ride back to the team hotel, that Alex Morgan found a moment to reminisce. Her second-half goal had helped the United States defeat France, earning a spot in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday, but Morgan was thinking of a less pleasant time. Eight months earlier, the Americans had lost a qualifying match to Mexico and were in danger of missing out on soccer's big party in Germany. Veteran forward Kristine Lilly noticed some sulking and delivered a message the younger Morgan will never forget.
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July 14, 2011 | By David Wharton
It was an hour or so after the game, on the ride back to the team hotel, that Alex Morgan found a moment to reminisce. Her second-half goal had helped the United States defeat France, earning a spot in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday, but Morgan was thinking of a less pleasant time. Eight months earlier, the Americans had lost a qualifying match to Mexico and were in danger of missing out on soccer's big party in Germany. Veteran forward Kristine Lilly noticed some sulking and delivered a message the younger Morgan will never forget.
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November 18, 1994 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along Tobacco Road, in the shadows of the monstrous and shiny Dean E. Smith Center, there is a gray concrete hut, its shingles falling off. It stands apart from the other buildings, like some kind of antique, and bears a wooden sign that modestly proclaims, "North Carolina Soccer." As if 11 NCAA women's soccer championships in the last 12 years were something to be modest about.
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November 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Coach Anson Dorrance doesn't want his team to be overconfident as the United States takes its 3-0 record into the quarterfinals of the Women's World Championship today against Taiwan at Foshan, China. "If we don't play well, we don't win," said Dorrance, whose team beat Japan, 3-0, on the same field last Thursday. "We've only played Taiwan once, in the final of their tournament four years ago, and they beat us."
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August 22, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES
The defending world champion U.S. women's national soccer team Sunday gave Coach Anson Dorrance the going-away present he wanted. By defeating Canada, 6-0, in Montreal, the U.S. team clinched first place in the CONCACAF regional qualifying tournament for next summer's FIFA Women's World Championship in Sweden and earned the right to be one of the top seeds. Sunday's game was the last for Dorrance after nine years in charge of the American team.
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November 22, 1991 | Associated Press
Michelle Akers-Stahl scored two goals as the United States beat Japan on Thursday, 3-0, and finished the opening round of the first women's soccer world tournament with a perfect record. Wendy Gebauer also scored for the United States, which already was assured of reaching the quarterfinals. The Americans, who have outscored opponents, 11-2, on the way to a 3-0 record, will play Taiwan (1-2) in Sunday's quarterfinals.
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August 26, 1998 | From Associated Press
Two former North Carolina soccer players, including U.S. national team striker Debbie Keller, have sued Coach Anson Dorrance, accusing him of sexual harassment and other misconduct. Keller, from Naperville, Ill., and a Tar Heel player from 1993-96, alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago that Dorrance repeatedly made "uninvited, unauthorized and offensive physical contact" with her between 1994 and 1996. The other player, Melissa Jennings of St. Charles, Ill.
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September 12, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES
The Los Angeles area, already the home of two professional soccer teams, the Galaxy of Major League Soccer and the A-League's Orange County Zodiac, on Thursday gained a third team. The National Soccer Alliance, a women's professional league that will make its debut in April, selected Titan Stadium on the Cal State Fullerton campus as one of its homes. The NSA, led by former Washington Gov. Booth Gardner and featuring virtually all the members of the 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning U.S.
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December 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
The player U.S. Coach Anson Dorrance calls the "consummate goal scorer" scored the biggest goal of her career Saturday, giving the United States team the title in the first FIFA women's world soccer championship. Striker Michelle Akers-Stahl took advantage of a Norwegian mistake and scored with three minutes left as the United States defeated Norway, 2-1, before 60,000 at Tianhe Stadium. "I'm excited," said Dorrance, who has coached the U.S. women's team since 1986.
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August 14, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first country the U.S. women's national soccer team defeated on the road to its world championship victory in China in 1991 was Mexico, which was trounced, 12-0. So far, the omens for repeating as champions in 1995 look good. On Saturday evening, the Americans defeated Mexico again, this time by a 9-0 score, in their first qualifying match for second FIFA Women's World Championship in Sweden next June.
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May 11, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Soccer Forward Debbie Keller, who claimed she was excluded from the U.S. women's national team in retaliation for a sexual harassment lawsuit, lost her case against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Arbitrators Mark Crane, Dan Burns and Herbert Channick delivered the decision orally, USSF general counsel John Collins said. "There was no finding of retaliation by the federation . . . ," Collins said. Keller, a two-time national player of the year, filed the $12-million suit last Aug.
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