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Omar Holness Back With Jamaican National Soccer TeamOmar Holness, a former North Carolina men’s soccer standout and current Real Salt Lake midfielder in MLS, has been called back for another round with the Jamaican national team for Group B CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. Jamaica hosts Caribbean neighbors Haiti Tuesday night at the National Stadium in Kingston. (GoHeels.com)
Hume Brothers Lead No. 2 Carolina Men's Soccer Over VCUTwin brothers Tucker and Walker Hume scored all three goals for No. 2 North Carolina in a 3-2 victory over VCU on Sunday from Fetzer Field. North Carolina (3-0) scored its earliest goal of the season in the fifth minute. Nico Melo’s corner kick skimmed the head of Zach Wright, and Walker Hume headed home his first goal of the season. (GoHeels.com)
What You Should Know About Heather O'ReillyI grew up not far from Heather O'Reilly in New Jersey, and we overlapped two years at UNC. But I only truly got to know her in my first year as a pro. It’s ironic because Heather’s lived all my childhood goals. And because of that, she taught me one of the most important lessons I could have learned. She taught me that’s there’s remarkable value in the journey. (Yael Averbuch)
Late Goals Lift No. 8 UNC Women's Soccer Past Villanova, 2-0The UNC women’s soccer team got late goals from Annie Kingman and Zoe Redei to lift it past Villanova 2-0 in the Duke Nike Classic. With the victory the Tar Heels improved to 4-0-1 on the season while the Wildcats fell to 1-4. The eighth-ranked Tar Heels were coming off a hard-fought scoreless draw with seventh-ranked Duke Friday. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels & Blue Devils Fight To Scoreless Draw in Women's SoccerSenior goalkeeper Lindsey Harris made a career-high 11 saves to lead a stout defensive effort by eighth-ranked North Carolina as it battled to a scoreless tie with seventh-ranked Duke Friday night at Koskinen Stadium in women’s soccer action. The game was a non-conference contest between the two local rivals and was played as part of the Duke Nike Classic. (GoHeels.com)
Heather O'Reilly: Through the yearsAfter 230 games, 46 goals, three Olympic Gold medals and a World Cup title to her name, U.S. WNNT midfielder Heather O’Reilly – better known to most as HAO – is retiring from international soccer. O’Reilly will wear her jersey one last time on Sept. 15 against Thailand in Columbus and then bid farewell to her remarkable career and the team she has been a part of for the last 15 years. (US Soccer)
Hermine Halts Tar Heels-Wolfpack Men's Soccer MatchFriday’s men’s soccer match between No. 2 North Carolina and NC State has been postponed due to Tropical Storm Hermine. The Triangle could receive anywhere from two to six inches of rain, with expectations of 6-8 inches in some areas along the coast. A possible makeup date will be announced later. UNC (2-0) hosts VCU on Monday at 7:30 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
Heather O'Reilly Announces Retirement from International SoccerHeather O’Reilly, one of the most successful players in U.S. Women’s National Team history, has announced her retirement from international soccer. O’Reilly, 31, will end a spectacular 15-year international career when she plays her final game in a U.S. uniform on Sept. 15 as the USA takes on Thailand in Columbus, Ohio (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2). (US Soccer)
No. 2 UNC Men's Soccer Hosts NC State, VCU On Labor Day WeekendNorth Carolina continues its stretch of home matches to begin the 2016 season by hosting NC State on Friday and VCU on Monday. Both are slated for a 7:30 p.m., start from Fetzer Field. Note that the match with the Wolfpack is a non-conference match and will not count toward the ACC standings this season. (GoHeels.com)
Mauricio Pineda Named To TopDrawerSoccer Team Of The WeekFreshman Mauricio Pineda has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week for his efforts last week in leading the second-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team to a pair of 3-0 victories. Pineda and his back line mates limited its two opponents to a combined one shot on goal, including holding Saint Louis to zero shots on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Shuts Down Saint Louis, 3-0The No. 8 UNC men’s soccer team earned its second-straight 3-0 victory to open the 2016 campaign. Sunday night’s victim was Saint Louis, who did not record a shot in the loss from Fetzer Field. An early goal for Carolina set the tone for the match. Nils Bruening headed home a deflection off his own initial shot for his first career goal with the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Women Emerge With Golden Goal Win Over FAUTar Heel freshman striker Zoe Redei scored the first golden goal of her career in the 103rd minute of play to lift the ninth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team to a wild 3-2 victory over Florida Atlantic Sunday at FAU Soccer Stadium. With the game tied at 1-1 and 2:01 to play in regulation, the match was delayed by weather for approximately 40 minutes. (GoHeels.com)
How former UNC athletes fared in the 2016 Rio OlympicsFifteen athletes competing in the games were former Tar Heels. Of those 15, only one former UNC athlete came home with a medal. Despite a notorious lack of playing time, Harrison Barnes won gold with the USA Men’s Basketball Team. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC Men's Soccer Stifles Cal Poly in 3-0 VictoryAlan Winn's goal in the ninth minute started the scoring for the 8th-ranked Tar Heels in a 3-0 win over Cal Poly to open the 2016 season.
UNC Men's Soccer: Tar Heels unveil new home kitThe Tar Heels men’s soccer program has unveiled their new home kit for the 2016 season. As the Fall sports season kicks off for the University of North Carolina, the Tar Heels will have plenty going on this year. (Keeping It Heel)