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Houston Dash re-sign all-time leading scorer Kealia Ohai

The Houston Dash's captain and all-time leading scorer is coming back in 2018. Forward Kealia Ohai has signed a new contract with the Dash. Ohai is the only remaining original Dash player from the inaugural season in 2014. She has 21 goals and 12 assists in 72 appearances over four seasons. Ohai, 25, set a club record by scoring 11 goals in the 2016 season. (Houston Chronicle)

Alan Winn Selected 25th Overall by Colorado Rapids in MLS SuperDraft

Senior forward Alan Winn became the third Tar Heel men’s soccer player to join the professional ranks this week, when he was selected in the second round (25th overall) of Friday’s MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids. Winn now becomes the latest Tar Heel to get his shot after scoring a team-high 11 goals this past season. (Chapelboro.com)

Trio of Tar Heel Midfielders Selected in NWSL Draft

Three UNC players found out their new pro destinations with the National Women’s Soccer League Draft on Thursday. Megan Buckingham was the first Tar Heel selected, as the Chicago Red Stars drafted the Michigan native with the 24th selection. The Houston Dash chose Abby Elinsky with the 30th pick, while the Boston Breakers took fifth-year senior Joanne Boyles. (Chapelboro.com)

Anson Dorrance To Be Inducted Friday Into United Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Anson Dorrance and Bruce Arena, two of the country's most successful soccer coaches, are to be the newest members of the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame. Both will be inducted as the Class of 2018 on Friday during the annual Awards Banquet at the United Soccer Coaches Convention inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Forward Zach Wright Signs With MLS Club Sporting KC

MLS club Sporting KC announced Wednesday it has signed UNC forward Zach Wright to a one-year contract with options for three more years through 2021. Wright–who had four goals and a career-high 11 assists for the Tar Heels this past season–was signed under MLS’s Homegrown Player Rule. He becomes the 47th Tar Heel to sign with an MLS club since 2000. (Chapelboro.com)

NC Courage Acquires Rights to USWNT Forward Crystal Dunn

The North Carolina Courage has acquired the rights to U.S. Women’s National Team forward Crystal Dunn in exchange for Taylor Smith and Ashley Hatch via trade with the Washington Spirit, the club announced Tuesday. With the trade, the NC Courage also acquired an important international roster spot which will be beneficial in preserving the core of the team. (NC Courage)

Four Former UNC Women's Soccer Players Called To National Team Training Camp

Four former UNC women's soccer players are training this month with the U.S. National Team - Ashlyn Harris, Meghan Klingenberg, Allie Long, and Crystal Dunn. The U.S. U23 Women's National Team also begins training camp on Thursday with Tar Heel junior midfielder Dorian Bailey and forward Summer Green, a 2016 alumna, training with that squad. (GoHeels.com)

Turner's Take: Gratitude

What a privilege! How grateful are we that we are Carolina? That doesn't mean that everything that Carolina does is right — as we've learned over the past seven years. But there's a reason that the ABC fans have to join forces. It's because they're not Carolina. In fact, Carolina so dominates the thoughts of some that they can't even fully enjoy their own successes. (Argyle Report)

Allie Long has her eyes on 2019 World Cup prize

Allie Long’s future success could hinge on staying away from a regular post-game diet of birthday cake and ice cream. If the Northport native is eating either or both, her team probably lost. “That’s her favorite,” husband Jose Batista said. “After a loss, it’s get her something she likes.” So, it’s better for the determined Long to enjoy a steady nourishment of wins. (Newsday)

Former U.S. national team star Heather O'Reilly lives a soccer dream at Arsenal

Heather O’Reilly’s name has been engraved in the American soccer history books ever since she made her U.S. women’s national team debut as a high schooler in 2002. In recent times, the New Jersey native has written a unique chapter in her own story. After ending her national team career, she decided to move abroad and sign with the English soccer powerhouse Arsenal. (Philly.com)

UNC Athletics: First Semester Recap

Two ACC Championships, Two Final Four Appearances, First Team All-Americans, and Basketball season underway...As we count down to the year 2018 and imagine what the New Year will hold for UNC Athletics, let us take a moment to look back at what the first semester of the 2017-18 school year has already brought us. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's Alan Winn selected for MLS Combine

North Carolina senior forward Alan Winn was selected as one of the initial 60 players to attend the 2018 MLS adidas Player Combine in Orlando, Fla., from Jan. 11-17 at Orlando City Stadium. The league will hold its annual combine with representatives from all 23 MLS clubs scouting the top college prospects ahead of the Jan. 19 MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia. (GoHeels.com)

Meghan Buckingham Awaiting Next Chapter

The National Women's Soccer League College Draft will be held on January 18, 2018 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia, and Meghan Buckingham plans on entering it. If she's not selected, she'll look to continue playing elsewhere, either in the U.S. or overseas. No matter where she ends up, she knows she'll benefit from her time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Three Tar Heels Selected To TDS Best XI Men's Soccer Teams

Cam Lindley, Alan Winn and John Nelson earned postseason accolades from TopDrawerSoccer after helping the Tar Heels advance to its second consecutive NCAA Men's College Cup. Lindley was selected to the first team, Winn was named to the third team and Nelson was a first team all-freshman selection. Lindley was the TDS Freshman of the Year last season. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Coffee Shop stays on Franklin Street with help of UNC graduates and US Soccer Olympian

When a group of UNC graduates heard the Carolina Coffee Shop might have to close, they invested in the restaurant in the hopes of preserving a well-established staple on Franklin Street. This past summer, the Carolina Coffee Shop came under new ownership by a group of UNC graduate investors, including soccer Olympian Heather O’Reilly. (Daily Tar Heel)

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