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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)

Alex Comsia Earns Men's Soccer Scholar All-America Honors

For the second consecutive year Tar Heel defender Alex Comsia was named a NCAA Division I Scholar All-American, this time earning a place on the second-team. Comsia, who maintains a 3.71 grade point average, was also named to the 2017 Scholar All-South Region first team Wednesday and was previously a third-team Scholar All-American in 2016. (GoHeels.com)

Taylor Otto, Alessia Russo Named To TDS Freshman All-America Team

A pair of standout Tar Heel freshman players from UNC's 2017 ACC women's soccer championship team were named Wednesday to the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI teams. Freshman defender Taylor Otto of Apex, N.C. was named to the first-team freshman Best XI while freshman forward Alessia Russo was tapped for the second-team squad. (GoHeels.com)

Always A Good Day To Be A Tar Heel

Midfielder Cam Lindley talked about his disappointment of not going to the national championship because that means he doesn't get to play with this family again. It's there that it hits you. This is what it means to be a Tar Heel. It's the journey, not necessarily the destination that makes Chapel Hill and all those associated with it special. This is what makes us a family. (GoHeels.com)

Indiana Slips Past UNC In NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup

No. 2 seed Indiana scored early in the second half to earn a 1-0 victory over No. 3 North Carolina in a NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup semifinal match Friday night between two of the powerhouse programs of the sport. Indiana broke the deadlock by converting a corner kick in the 50th minute. Trevor Swartz served a ball to the far post that Andrew Gutman tapped in. (GoHeels.com)

NCAA College Cup semifinals preview: North Carolina vs. Indiana

If Friday’s semifinal between 9th seed Stanford and 5th seed Akron is a bit of a surprise match-up, the night’s later match-up between perennial powerhouses North Carolina and Indiana is the game everyone has been looking forward to. Two very different styles of play face off – high octane offense against shut down defense, both with pedigreed coaches at the helm. (Philly Soccer Page)

UNC Men's Soccer: Chasing Excellence

The Tar Heels have reached the College Cup for the second straight season. Just 363 days before, their season ended on this stage. Some players spoke during the preseason of the bitter taste they experienced after Stanford advanced past UNC in penalty kicks in the national semifinals in Houston. And yet now that they've returned, they're seeking more than just redemption. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Get Ready For Hoosiers In College Cup Semifinals

Travel days are always interesting. What do you expect when you try to move 35 players and staff across the country for the final four. But, luckily for the Tar Heels the trip to Philadelphia for its semifinal matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers was painless. UNC will face Indiana on Friday at 8:45 p.m. live on ESPNU for a spot in the national championship. (GoHeels.com)

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