'You gotta see this kid play:' The final shift of HAO


Her nickname began as an Instant Messenger username, an easy mashup of her initials and her favorite pastime: “Soccer HAO.” A coach eventually took to just calling her “Hey-O!” and it stuck. He dropped soccer. HAO never did. Few American soccer stars have been more accomplished, more tenacious and more beloved than Heather Ann O’Reilly. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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