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Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath named NWSL Player of the Week

Portland Thorns midfielder has been named the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week. Heath, 30, used her technical skill to tally a goal and an assist in Portland’s season-opening 2-0 win over the Orlando Pride at on Sunday. Heath has 22 career assists for the Thorns, which is tied for the most in NWSL history. (Oregon Live)

Soccer legend Heather O’Reilly will exit on her own terms

Most soccer players could only dream of having the career of Heather O’Reilly and the achievements that accompany it. More than 17 years after debuting for the U.S. National Team as a teenager, the North Carolina Courage midfielder announced Friday that the 2019 season will be her last professionally. “It’s been a long and beautiful ride,” O’Reilly wrote. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC Soccer and USWNT Legend Heather O’Reilly Retiring

Few players have achieved more in Chapel Hill and on the international soccer stage than Heather O’Reilly. O’Reilly gained a reputation over a brilliant 16-year career as an elite playmaker. With her announcement Friday that this season with the Carolina Courage will be her last, it’s time to look back and appreciate the superstar known affectionately as “HAO.” (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina Wins Second Straight Men's U.S. Soccer Spring Title

The North Carolina Tar Heels captured their second consecutive U.S. Soccer Spring College Program championship on Saturday afternoon after beating Virginia Tech 4-2 at Wake Forest University. The Tar Heels are 8-0-1 in two years of the U.S. Soccer Spring College Program and the only program to go undefeated over the last two years. (GoHeels.com)

18 Tar Heels On Opening Day NWSL Rosters

Eighteen North Carolina alumnae are on opening day rosters for the 2019 National Women's Soccer League Season which begins this weekend. The eighteen Tar Heels is an increase of four players over last season. A pair of seniors from the 2018 NCAA runner-up team – Alex Kimball and Dorian Bailey – are making their NWSL debuts in 2019. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Downs Wake Forest, Earns Spot In Spring College Program Title Game

In the final regular-season game of the U.S. Soccer Spring College Program, North Carolina defeated Wake Forest, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon to earn its second consecutive appearance in the title game. The Tar Heels clinched the south division thanks to two goals from Alex Rose and one from Mauricio Pineda. UNC will face Virginia Tech on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

Heather O’Reilly prepares for World Cup TV work while still playing for North Carolina Courage

Heather O’Reilly knows it’s an odd look for her to be leaving the North Carolina Courage in the middle of the NWSL season to spend a few weeks in Paris as a studio analyst on Fox’s World Cup coverage. But the former UNC star also knows that her playing career will end in the foreseeable future. Her experience and charisma make her a natural fit for TV. (Philadelphia Daily News)

Kristine Lilly is a fan of Tobin Heath and the USWNT stars who carry on her legacy

Former UNC soccer player is the U.S.' No. 3 all-time goal-scorer, and No. 4 worldwide behind Abby Wambach, Canada’s Christine Sinclair, and ; and ranks No. 2 in assists behind Hamm. She won the World Cup in 1991 and 1999, and the Olympics in 1996 and 2004. And she holds an international record likely to stand forever. (Philadelphia Daily News)

UNC Men's Soccer Downs Clemson, 4-2, In Spring Exhibition

North Carolina remains undefeated in its U.S. Spring College Development Program history after drawing with Clemson 2-2 Saturday in Clemson, S.C. The Tar Heels won the penalty shootout 4-2 after regulation. Goals from Mauricio Pineda and Alex Rose helped the Tar Heels finish regulation tied with the Tigers, 2-2, before the game went to penalties. (GoHeels.com)

Fox hires Heather O’Reilly for women’s World Cup broadcasts

Fox unveiled announcers and analysts for its women’s World Cup coverage Thursday. Among the newcomers is . O'Reilly has been a TV star in the making for years, bringing charisma and humor to the U.S. women's national team and many clubs. The surprise is that she'll go to France while still an active player with the NWSL's North Carolina Courage. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Allie Long Ready to do “Whatever it Takes” to Make U.S. World Cup Roster

Seattle Reign FC midfielder takes pride in doing the gritty work of keeping a clean sheet, even though she knows that players in her position rarely get the glory. Now, Long looks to play a similar role in her time with the U.S. Women’s National Team in hopes of earning a place on the 23-player roster heading to France for the Women’s World Cup in June. (Reign FC)

Where Are UNC's 1996 Olympic Women’s Soccer Players Now?

The 1996 U.S. squad helped set the foundation for what was to come, playing in front of unprecedented crowds en route to winning the first Olympic gold medal in women’s soccer. Of the 13 women who played for Team USA in the gold-medal win over China, five played for North Carolina, including , , , , and . (Team USA)
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