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Columbus Crew name former Tar Heel Gregg Berhalter as head coach

The Columbus Crew on Wednesday announced the hiring of Gregg Berhalter as the club's seventh head coach, and also installed him in a new role as sporting director in charge of all player personnel decisions. A native of Englewood, N.J., Berhalter was a teammate of U.S. Soccer legend Claudio Reyna at St. Benedict's Preparatory School before starring at UNC from 1991-94. (MLS Soccer)

Tyler Engel Does It Again! Tar Heels Win 1-0 Over Georgia State

Tyler Engel scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season to lead No. 9 North Carolina to a 1-0 victory over Georgia State Tuesday night from Fetzer Field. For the third straight game, North Carolina (8-3-5) notched a first half goal with Engel striking for his sixth goal of the 2013 campaign at the 21:15 mark. The build up came off a Tar Heel throw in deep in the attacking third. (GoHeels.com)

Crystal Dunn’s Goal The Difference As Tar Heels Blank Boston College

Crystal Dunn's goal on a header in the 40th minute lifted third-seeded North Carolina to a 1-0 victory over sixth-seeded Boston College Sunday afternoon in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals at Fetzer Field. Carolina, ranked fourth nationally, has won 20 of the previous 25 ACC Tournaments but had not won a game in tournament play since 2010. (GoHeels.com)

Tyler Engel Scores Early In 1-0 Shutout Of #11 Virginia

Tyler Engel's 11th minute goal was enough to send No. 17 North Carolina to a 1-0 victory at No. 11 Virginia Friday and qualify the Tar Heels for the ACC Tournament. North Carolina (7-3-5, 4-1-5 ACC) not only won its fourth-straight ACC match, but also snapped Virginia's 11-match unbeaten streak that dated back to a 3-2 loss at Wake Forest on Sept. 13. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Blank Duke 3-0 In Regular-Season Finale

Freshman Cameron Castleberry and junior Brooke Elby scored their first goals of the season Thursday night as fourth-ranked North Carolina defeated 25th-ranked Duke in women's soccer action at Fetzer Field. A Halloween night crowd of 1,222 was on hand to watch the Tar Heels improve to 16-3 overall on the season and 10-3 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Calm Off The Field, Intense On The Pitch For Omar Holness

Talking with Omar Holness, you get the feeling of being on a beach in Jamaica. He has a relaxing presence that cools the nerves of anyone around him. Holness developed his demeanor growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, with a brother and two parents. "Everybody knew everybody," Holness said in regards to the tight-knit community that he grew up in. (GoHeels.com)

Ohai's Overtime Goal Lifts Tar Heels Past Demon Deacons

North Carolina had to come from behind Sunday afternoon to defeat #19 Wake Forest 2-1 at W. Dennis Spry Stadium. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels got an unassisted goal by Kealia Ohai in the 98th minute for the margin of victory. UNC improves to 15-3 on the season and 9-3 in the ACC. The Tar Heels outshot the Demon Deacons 19-3 and had a 9-1 edge in corner kicks. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men 's Soccer Earns 1-0 Road Win At Pitt

No. 11 North Carolina received an early goal from Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler and that was more than enough for a 1-0 win at Pittsburgh Saturday night. In the first meeting between the two programs in men's soccer, Carolina improved to 6-3-5 overall and 3-1-5 in the ACC and remains in fifth place in the league standings with 14 points. (GoHeels.com)

Anson Dorrance, coaches play noon soccer games

But today, the 62-year-old coach is playing, too. It’s Monday; it’s lunchtime — of course he’s playing. For almost 10 years, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon has meant soccer. Noon ball, they call it. It’s Dorrance, UNC men’s coach Carlos Somoano and a potpourri of assistant coaches, alumni and professional players. Whoever’s in town. Whoever wants to play. (Daily Tar Heel)

#5 UNC Women's Soccer Blanks Clemson Behind Scores by Green & Ohai

Summer Green and Kealia Ohai tallied goals and #5 North Carolina recorded its 10th shutout of the season in beating Clemson 2-0 in women's soccer action Thursday night at Fetzer Field. Carolina solidified its hold on fourth place in the ACC standings heading into the final two games of the season Sunday at Wake Forest and next Thursday at home versus Duke. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Falls 1-0 To UNC-Wilmington

No. 11 North Carolina came up short in a 1-0 setback to UNC Wilmington Tuesday night at Fetzer Field. A goal in the 36th minute by UNCW's Jordan Cordero was the difference in the match, despite Carolina controlling possession throughout the game and holding a 16-4 advantage in shots. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Soccer Falls To Top-Ranked Virginia 2-0

Top-ranked Virginia emerged as the victor as the Cavaliers defeated the fourth-ranked Tar Heels 2-0 Sunday afternoon. Virginia has won its first 16 games of the season and is now 10-0 in the ACC. The Cavaliers have now beaten the Tar Heels in each of their past three visits to Fetzer Field. North Carolina fell to 13-3 on the season and 7-3 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler Sends UNC Mens' Soccer To Victory Over Syracuse

The No. 11 North Carolina men's soccer team won its second-straight match with a 1-0 victory over Syracuse Friday night from Fetzer Field. Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler scored the only goal Carolina would need in the 37th minute to give his club the win over the Orange in the first meeting between the two programs. (GoHeels.com)

Summer Green’s Spectacular Goal Powers Heels Past Orange

Fourth-ranked North Carolina utilized a goal by Summer Green in the ninth minute to defeat Syracuse 1-0 Thursday at Fetzer Field in ACC women's soccer action. Carolina outshot the Orange 22-0 and had 12-2 advantage in corner kicks. UNC has now won six successive games and improved to 13-2 overall and 7-2 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Kealia Ohai Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist

Twenty NCAA men's and women's soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. Among the finalists is UNC senior forward Kealia Ohai. Ohai becomes the sixth UNC player in the seven-year history of the award to be named a finalist. UNC fans can vote daily for Ohai at the Senior CLASS Award website. (GoHeels.com)

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