Stanford won the 2019 NCAA championship on Sunday, defeating North Carolina in a sudden-death, penalty-kick shootout after a scoreless game through regulation and extra time. The victory was Stanford’s second in three years and third of the decade. It was the second straight year in which North Carolina fell in the College Cup final. The Tar Heels last won the national title in 2012.
John Halloran and Ray Curren discuss the matches from the College Cup weekend, from the contrasting styles on display to the standout players who seem to have a future in the National Women’s Soccer League and, potentially, with the United States women’s national team. What they agree on is this: The best team of the 2019 season won the national championship.
- Segment 1: Talking tactics and coaching decisions from the College Cup final
- Segment 2: Which players from the four College Cup teams left lasting impressions for their NWSL stock?
- Segment 3: FBref.com Stat of the Week, plus listener questions!
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