Dorrance talks growth of Women's World Cup, U.S.' chances, more
It was 1991 when the first Women's World Cup was played in China, and Anson Dorrance led the United States to its inaugural victory against Norway. Despite leaving his post as head coach of the team in 1994, Dorrance's influence is still felt on the pitch.
Dorrance is entering his 33rd year as head coach of the North Carolina women's soccer team, which has captured 20 NCAA titles. He spoke with SI.com's Jonathan Jones about the difference in the sport's exposure from the 1991 World Cup, what the U.S. should use to their advantage against Japan and how he sees current coach Pia Sundhage's style absorbed by the team.