And among the 23-player roster, six former North Carolina women’s soccer players will hope that Sunday brings them their first.
In six games, several former Tar Heels have made their mark on the game’s highest stage.
Meghan Klingenberg, who played for UNC from 2007-10, has played every minute of the World Cup for the United States at left back. Klingenberg has been a rock in a defense that has only given up one goal in the tournament thus far and has held opponents scoreless for 513 consecutive minutes.
Another solid contributor for the U.S. has been Tobin Heath, who was a part of three national title teams at UNC from 2006-09.