Written by The 91st

North Carolina women’s soccer decided to join the recent music video scene and pretty much shut it down. From “Beat It” to “You’re a Jerk” this was flawless execution. Summer Green killed the game with a scene-stealing back flip which we had no idea she had in her. I guess Summer has a little spring, too.

Anyway, consider us impressed with the entire production.

 

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Written by Dill Pickle

You know what the critical difference between North Carolina and Penn State was in the national championship? Depth.

The Tar Heels are “Rolling in the Deep” (doesn’t completely make sense, but feels right). Everybody plays. Even the trainer came on for the final two minutes, though the only touch she made was on a teammate who was cramping up.  Here are three things to take away from North Carolina’s 22nd national title.

 

1. Anson Dorrance dreams of having a 19-player rotation. That’s his ideal world. The North Carolina coach said he’s only ever had one team deep enough to pull it off. Where do the 2012 Tar Heels rank? He called them the second deepest team he’s ever coached.

 

2. US Soccer did the Tar Heels a favor. While the federation was plucking away the team’s top players early in the year – the likes of Crystal Dunn, Kealia Ohai and Summer Green – North Carolina was busy developing the rest of its group. It all made for a stronger unit that nearly accomplished Dorrance’s vision. Only three players went the full 90 in the final vs. seven for Penn State.

 

3. North Carolina has now won about 71 percent of all national titles played. Seventy-frickin’-one!

Correction, Adele: North Carolina does have it all!

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Summer Green, currently leading the U17 effort at the World Cup, is one of the most gifted goal-scorers in the U.S. Youth program but on this occasion we find her dishing. Green reveals quite a bit in this video, though one important note that wasn’t mentioned was her love for three-quarter pants. Just thought you should know.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Our US U17 Women’s squad finally let loose in a 6-0 blowout over Gambia. Summer Green went hat-trick crazy as the team tallied five goals in the second half.

Up until that point, the ladies had recorded just one goal in three halves of the U17 World Cup and it sounds like doubt may have been creeping in. The word ‘believe’ was thrown around at halftime and put to use when they returned to the field. Watching the above interviews, you can see the relief on the faces of the players and it should translate into improved soccer.

We’ll find out Saturday when the team takes on Korea DPR.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Don’t be fooled by this video’s opening: girl stands in front of camera with a microphone, teammates stand behind her… we’re all set for a first grade roll call.

Nope. This is a lot better than that, so you might want to stay with this one.

As the US U17 Women’s World Cup team prepares for its opener against France on Saturday they took some time to show off their personalities. I had no idea we had so many characters in this group but I like what I’m seeing.

Morgan Stearns, in particular, just might have a future in comedy (the 91st Minute is planning a recruiting trip at the time of this writing).

 

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Written by Reshad Bahadori

We’re back with a special edition of “Real Talk” featuring the US U17 WNT and select members of the UCLA and New Mexico men’s squads. Host Reshad Bahadori gets to the bottom of critical debates, like, uhh … how do you feel about three-quarter pants? Seriously. This is a must-see episode.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

With yet another dominant effort, a 7-0 victory over Panama in the Semifinal of the CONCACAF U17 Women’s Championship, the U.S. U17s clinched their spot in the U17 World Cup.

Summer Green delivered another hat-trick and became the highest USA scorer ever in the event with 12 goals – you can check out the full box summary as well as our player evaluations.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Looking for a future contributor to the U.S. Women’s National Team?

Then check out what Summer Green has been doing down in Guatemala at CONCACAF World Cup qualifying this week. Her three-goal tally on Monday took her total to nine in three games as she buried a first-half hat trick to beat Mexico 3-0.

The U.S. U17 WNT needs to only beat Panama on Thursday to book its ticket to the 2012 U17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan later this year. In the meantime, check the highlights from Monday’s win over Mexico above.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

The U.S. U17 WNT followed up its domination of the Bahamas with a 5-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago. Summer Green scored her sixth goal in two matches and the U.S. broke loose late to continue its perfect start at CONCACAF Qualifying.

Check out all the highlights above.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

It was as dominating a performance as the scoreline indicates as the U.S. U17 Women’s National Team opened qualification in style on Thursday, with a 10-0 defeat of the Bahamas. Summer Green had five goals, while Midge Purce added a hat-trick.

Check out all the goals above, as well as our player rankings.

 

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