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Former UNC soccer player, Major League Soccer rookie Omar Holness suffers seizure during gameReal Salt Lake rookie Omar Holness suffered a seizure on the field in his professional debut Saturday night and was taken by ambulance to a Salt Lake Valley hospital, according to RSL communications. The 22-year-old Jamaican midfielder, starting in the Real Monarchs' 2016 USL opener, collapsed in the 34th minute against St. Louis FC at Rio Tinto Stadium. (Salt Lake Tribune)
MLS Opening Weekend Featured 16 Former Tar HeelsThe 2016 MLS season kicked off last weekend, and 16 former UNC soccer players were on opening day rosters. Houston Dynamo boasts four Tar Heels, followed by two each with Chicago Fire, FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders. Columbus Crew SC, New England Revolution, New York City FC and New York Red Bulls each boast one player from UNC. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Men's Soccer - Remembering Kirk UrsoThe Kirk Urso Memorial Match will take place on Sunday, April 9 at 7:30 pm from Macpherson Stadium in Browns Summit, North Carolina.
Crystal Dunn scores five goals, USWNT demolishes Puerto Rico 10-0The US Women's National Team destroyed Puerto Rico 10-0 on Monday in its last group stage game of Olympic qualifying, with Crystal Dunn stealing the show in Frisco, Texas. Yes, 10-0. And get this -- Dunn scored half of Team USA's goals. Five goals, which matched a USWNT record for most goals scored by a player in a game. (CBS Sports)
Sixteen Tar Heels Recognized For Earning 4.0 GPAs In FallSixteen UNC student-athletes finished the 2015 fall semester with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, earning A’s in each class. The group is spread among eight different teams and a wide range of majors. All will be recognized as members of the 4.0 Club at the annual Student-Athlete Academic Luncheon at the end of the spring semester. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Sign No. 1 Ranked Men's Soccer ClassNorth Carolina men’s soccer head coach Carlos Somoano announced the signing of nine student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. UNC will welcome in eight high school seniors and UCSB transfer Drew Murphy to the Tar Heel program. Both College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer rank Carolina’s signing class No. 1 in the country. (GoHeels.com)
Jonathan Campbell Named ACC Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete Of The YearUNC senior defender Jonathan Campbell has been named the 2015 ACC Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A business administration major with a focus in corporate finance and a minor in Spanish, Campbell was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team and CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team. On the field, he was a First Team All-America. (GoHeels.com)
U.S. Soccer Bestows Its Highest Honor On Anson DorranceFormer U.S. Women's National Team head coach and current UNC women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance has been named the 2016 winner of the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award. As U.S. Soccer's highest honor, the Award is given to an individual who has dedicated at least 20 years to the sport, working to establish a lasting legacy of soccer in the United States. (GoHeels.com)
Meghan Klingenberg a world-traveling starSuzie McConnell-Serio might owe one of her two Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year awards in part to the efforts of Meghan Klingenberg. Before she was a World Cup winner, Klingenberg was a star soccer player for Pine-Richland High School and knew what a hometown honor Dapper Dan was. So of course, she had to make sure the right person took home the hardware. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
UNC Helped Shape 2016 MLS SuperDraftNo college soccer program played a larger role in shaping the 2016 MLS SuperDraft than the Tar Heels from North Carolina. When the Chicago Fire took All-America defender Jonathan Campbell with the 12th pick in the first round at Baltimore’s Convention Center, that selection marked the third player from the 2015 UNC squad drafted in the first dozen picks. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNCThe annual Girls and Women in Sports Day took place in Fetzer Gym on Sunday, January 17. Hundreds of children had the opportunity to spend time with their favorite Carolina women's teams.
UNC Trio Picked In MLS SuperDraft First RoundIt was a banner day for the UNC men’s soccer program with three players - Omar Holness, Jordan McCrary and Jonathan Campbell - all selected in the first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Holness, the Jamaican International, was taken fifth overall by Real Salt Lake, followed by McCrary who went to the New England Revolution with the 10th selection. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Third In Final Fall Director's Cup StandingsUNC is in third place in the final fall sports Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. The Tar Heels amassed 342 points in the fall, including 90 by the field hockey team, which reached the final four for the 20th time and played in its 16th national championship game. Carolina is third nationally behind Stanford (479.5) and Syracuse (347.5). (GoHeels.com)
Mia Hamm, Will Ferrell, Other Los Angeles Football Club Owners Reveal Official CrestThursday, scores of energized fans of the Los Angeles Football Club gathered at Union Station and joined Will Ferrell, Mia Hamm Garciaparra, Nomar Garciaparra, sports and entertainment legend Peter Guber, businessman Henry Nguyen, and other key club owners, elected officials and city leaders for the official unveiling of the new team’s crest and colors. (Los Angeles Football Club)
Interview: The fighting spirit of Meghan KlingenbergIf there's one thing we've learned about the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) during the 2015 Women's World Cup, is that each player on that squad packs a powerful punch in her own way. And that can be said especially for defender Meghan Klingenberg (the kids call her "Kling"). (Examiner.com)