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Gregg Berhalter 'ready for this challenge' as U.S. men's national soccer coach

As cameras clicked, insisted he is "ready for this challenge" of becoming the head coach of the U.S. men's national team. The Tenafly native was formally introduced in New York City on Tuesday. "When you start out playing soccer, eventually becoming a coach, you never dream you will have the opportunity to lead your country," Berhalter said. (Morristown Daily Record)

Nils Bruening, Alex Comsia Named Academic All-Americas

Nils Bruening and Alex Comsia of the UNC men's soccer team were two of 33 student-athletes named to the Academic Division I Men's All-America team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Bruening and Comsia are repeat selections as they were third-team Academic All-Americans in 2016. Comsia also was named ACC Defender of the Year. (

"It's incredibly punishing sometimes."

The UNC women's soccer team lost the NCAA Championship Game 1-0 to Florida State, failing to secure the program’s 23rd national title. Coach , in his 40th season in charge of the Tar Heels’ women’s team, knows how cruel his sport can be. “I’m proud of my kids,” Dorrance said. “I thought they played well. Soccer is a bizarre game — (it’s) very punishing.” (Argyle Report)

Tar Heel Trio Earns All-America Field Hockey Honors

Three Tar Heels have earned first-team All-America honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Seniors Ashley Hoffman and Eva van't Hoog earned the recognition for the second year in a row, and freshman Ern Matson was selected for the first time. This brings the total number of Tar Heels earning first-team All-America selection to 39, on 65 occasions. (

Carolina Insider Podcast: Kenny Williams, Football Coaching HIres, UNCW Preview

Tuesday's Carolina Insider podcast features a visit with senior guard , a look ahead to Wednesday's game against former UNC assistant coach and UNCW, and more. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas also look at the women's soccer team's run to the NCAA championship game, 's coaching hires, and a visit to basketball practice. (

10 things about UNC alum, new US men's soccer coach Gregg Berhalter

's playing career didn't get started in Major League Soccer. After his junior year at the University of North Carolina in 1994 there was no Major League Soccer (league launched two years later). So he went to Europe, playing in the Netherlands, England and Germany. After a well-traveled 15-year European career, Berhalter signed with the LA Galaxy in 2009. (MLS Soccer)

Expectations Met For UNC Women's Soccer

"This is a tradition that if you don't win the national championship, the season is a failure." In past years, that might've been the sentiment after North Carolina Women's Soccer's quest for a 22nd NCAA title ended with a 1-0 loss against Florida State in the national championship game. Instead, and his players took the time to appreciate their season. (

UNC Women's Soccer Falls to Florida State 1-0 in National Championship Game

Dallas Dorosy scored in the 60th minute to help Florida State beat North Carolina 1-0 Sunday for the NCAA Women’s College Cup championship. UNC, a 21-time NCAA champion, was shut out for the second time all season. The final was the third meeting this season between the ACC rivals. UNC won 1-0 at FSU on Sept. 14, and the Seminoles beat the Tar Heels 3-2 on Nov. 4. (Associated Press)

Gregg Berhalter named head coach of US men’s national soccer team

After playing in two World Cups, (UNC '94) will be trying to lead the U.S. back there as its coach. The U.S. Soccer Federation has chosen Berhalter, who has coached the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer for five seasons, to be the next coach for the U.S. men’s national soccer team. Berhalter is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference Tuesday. (USA Today)

UNC Women's Soccer Playing for Zoe Smith

Throughout this season, the UNC women's soccer team has played for Zoe Smith, a 14-year-old patient at UNC Children's Hospital. They told her they'd win her the national championship. But before potentially fulfilling that promise, they learned Wednesday she'd passed away after a nearly seven-month battle with rhabdoid sarcoma, a very rare form of pediatric cancer. (

North Carolina-Florida State national championship preview

Just 13 years old, Taylor Otto wasn’t sure what she was looking for in a college program when she visited Chapel Hill. was ready. He pulled out his national championship rings — and Otto was hooked. Seven years later, Otto is one game away from earning a ring of her own, as UNC plays Florida State at 1 p.m. Sunday for the national championship. (

Grudge Match: UNC Women’s Soccer will play Florida State for the National Championship

There was nothing that could prevent it. Not an overtime thriller against top-seeded Georgetown, not mighty Stanford’s 45-game unbeaten streak. Not any of the other teams in America. Here, at the the very end, it’s clear that it was destined that the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Florida State Seminoles would play for the National Championship of Women’s Soccer. (Tar Heel Blog)
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