Last year, the US Women’s soccer team was the pride of the country, making it to the finals of the World Cup. They fell just short of the title, losing an epic final match against Japan. During the shootout, Tobin Heath had her penalty kick blocked by the Japanese goalie. This caused true fans to wonder what could have been.
To explain why, we’ll go back to 2009 when the US team was still qualifying. Heath was in her senior year at North Carolina and was called up to the national team to play against Germany. Before the game, she came down with an illness and was forced out of the lineup. Month after month, there was no improvement. Doctors could not figure out what was wrong, but thankfully after about 5 months things seemed to resolve. However, just a few games after being picked number 1 overall in the Women’s Professional Soccer league, she suffered an ankle injury which eventually required reconstructive surgery. Given all this, it’s probably a miracle that she was even able to play in the World Cup. She was used as a sub in a few games, but clearly was still rounding into form.
Heath currently plays for Sky Blue FC, but as we mentioned earlier played collegiately at North Carolina. She is just the next in a line of many successful players from that school, following those such as Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and fellow national teammate Heather O’Reilly.
Now that you know her background, let’s move on to Tobin Heath’s boyfriend. Um, well unfortunately that’s all we know… that’s she does in fact have a boyfriend. Well, that’s not entirely true actually. According to her Facebook page, she’s been dating someone since at least July 2011 (when she joined the site). While, we’ve read it’s likely to be a current or former men’s UNC soccer player – we have also read rumors saying that this mystery person may in fact be Tobin Heath’s girlfriend. Frankly though, it seems that there are these types of rumors floating around for 95% of the female players we cover and they’re usually way off base. So for now the identity of Heath’s boyfriend remains a mystery. If any of the readers want to help us out, we’d love the assist.