Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Soccer.
14 Tar Heels on NWSL Opening Day Rosters
The National Women’s Soccer League announced their rosters for the upcoming season which begins this Saturday. The opening day rosters include 14 alumnae from Coach Anson Dorrance’s UNC women’s soccer program. Following is a list of all 14 Tar Heels in the league in 2017 with their respective teams, positions and the final year played at UNC.
UNC alumnae Crystal Dunn, Allie Long lead USWNT past Russia, 4-0
Now that Allie Long has mastered the header for the U.S. women's national team, the midfielder wonders when she'll score with her feet. Long had two goals on headers, Crystal Dunn scored twice on the same field where she tied a U.S. record with five goals in a game last year, and the Americans rolled to a 4-0 exhibition victory over Russia on Thursday night.
Photos: A Day in the Life of USWNT Goal Keeper Ashlyn Harris
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team player is like? We followed WNT goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris to get an inside look at a day inside WNT training camp, a day that included a weight session and on-field practice.
Tobin Heath remains the magnificent enigma of the U.S. women's national team
If Tobin Heath remains a magnificent enigma in her 10th year on the U.S. women’s national team, that’s less by design than indifference. You won’t see much of her away from the field. The USWNT’s reigning Player of the Year has a habit of ignoring interview requests. It isn’t some mysteriousness or aloofness. She would just rather play soccer and play it beautifully.
Dash's Kealia Ohai hungry for another run with national team
With three caps, one goal and a team record late last year, Kealia Ohai got a pretty good taste of life with the U.S. Women's National Team. Earlier this month, however, the Dash forward was left off the training camp roster. Ohai already was hungry for more on the senior level. Missing out on games against France, England and Germany felt like starvation.
MLS Kicks Off 2017 With 15 Tar Heels In The League
Major League Soccer (MLS) kicked off the 2017 season last week. Listed on first-team rosters are 15 former UNC standouts. The Tar Heels continue to rank among the top programs funneling players into the top level of soccer in the United States. Walker Hume and Colton Storm will see their first professional action after being selected in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Crystal Dunn: Playing for Chelsea is 'completely eye-opening'
How is your experience at Chelsea going, and is it helping you? Crystal Dunn: "It's great. It's been completely eye-opening. I think in the four weeks that I've been there, I've already felt like this is a life-changing kind of opportunity for me. I'm happy to be over there, and bring what I've learned over there into this game."
Audio: 1-2-1 with Heather O’Reilly
We sit down with U.S. Women's Soccer National Team legend and new Arsenal Ladies signee Heather O’Reilly to discuss her early days in London and how she’s settling into life at her new club. She also takes a number of fan questions, so one not to be missed.
Ashlyn Harris's personal triumph puts her in position to succeed Hope Solo as USWNT goalkeeper
Hope Solo is not here. Abby Wambach is not here. Megan Rapinoe is not here. Even Alex Morgan isn’t here. Ashlyn Harris, to borrow from a Marshawn Lynch commercial, has been here the whole time. What remains in this training camp is a goalkeeper competition and, more importantly, a need for new leaders to emerge. Harris might very well be the answer.
UNC Men's Soccer Releases Spring Schedule
Fresh off its run to the College Cup last fall, the North Carolina men’s soccer team returns to the pitch for five matches during its 2017 spring schedule. North Carolina opens the slate on Saturday, Feb. 25 against North Carolina FC on its home grounds of WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. at 12 p.m.
UNC Celebrates Power Of Women's Sports
The power of women’s athletics is on display every day as Carolina’s 15 varsity women’s squads train, practice, play and lead through their sports. But once a year, the teams join together, along with several hundred young athletes who view the Tar Heels as role models, to celebrate their strength at UNC’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event.
Four Tar Heels Named Women's Soccer All-ACC Academic
Four members of Coach Anson Dorrance's 2016 NCAA semifinalist women's soccer team were named to the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team Tuesday. The Tar Heels who earned honors on this year's team are senior midfielder Cameron Castleberry, redshirt senior defender Hanna Gardner, junior midfielder Megan Buckingham and junior midfielder Annie Kingman.
UNC Places Five On Men's Soccer All-ACC Academic Team
UNC placed a league-leading five players on the Men’s Soccer All-ACC Academic team, announced Tuesday by commissioner John Swofford. Junior David October and sophomore Alex Comsia are both honored for the second time. Joining them are first-time selections: sophomore Nils Bruening and freshmen Cam Lindley and Mauricio Pineda.
Omar Holness called up for Jamaica National Team vs. USMNT
Real Salt Lake midfielder Omar Holness has been called up for a friendly against the United States Men’s National Team for the Jamaican side. Holness, 22, has been called in for Jamaica before, with his first appearance coming in September 2014. He was last called in for World Cup qualifiers and a Caribbean Cup qualifier in September and October.
Dax McCarty moves on, and this Tar Heel has a moment
Once a surprise arrival in New York, Dax McCarty becomes the first casualty of the plan forward for RBNY. It's a moment for the MLS community and a shocked group of Red Bull faithful: the captain exits as New York's all-time leader in starts and minutes, ranking fifth with 27 assists. He logged 17 postseason appearances, and twice hoisted the Supporters' Shield.