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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. (Women's Soccer Zone)

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. (Yahoo! Sports)

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. (RSL Soapbox)

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. (MLS Soccer)

Heather O'Reilly's soccer journey comes full circle with move to Arsenal

Untold numbers of girls dream of playing for the University of North Carolina, the most iconic program in college soccer. Heather O'Reilly is among the few who lived that dream. Countless imagine, too, competing for the U.S. women's national team. O'Reilly is one of even fewer who made that aspiration a reality. Which isn't to say the newest member of Arsenal Ladies FC has run out of dreams. (

Crystal Dunn ready for English soccer

For someone who has made her living making opposing defenders and goalkeepers uncomfortable, Crystal Dunn has decided to put herself outside of her comfort zone. For the next 18 months, the former North Carolina star will ply her trade with the Chelsea Ladies FC in the Football Association Women’s Super League in England. It certainly will be no easy transition. (Newsday)

Crystal Dunn opens up about why she signed with Chelsea and why her position there won’t matter

Crystal Dunn, the 24-year-old U.S. women’s national team soccer star, has heard those instructions almost her entire life, first on youth soccer fields in New Hyde Park, N.Y., then at the University of North Carolina and most recently from coaches with the Washington Spirit and U.S. national team. (Excelle Sports)

Colton Storm, Walker Hume Selected At MLS SuperDraft

Colton Storm and Walker Hume of the North Carolina men’s soccer team were selected in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on Friday from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Storm was taken 14th overall by Sporting KC, while Hume was drafted in the second round by FC Dallas. Storm recorded two goals and eight assists in 69 games during his four-year collegiate career. (

Ashlyn Harris Named CONCACAF Female Goalkeeper of the Year

CONCACAF recently revealed their Female Best XI Awards, honoring Orlando Pride Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris as the Female Goalkeeper of the Year and Defender Ali Krieger as one of the best defenders in the region. Both Harris and Krieger made several appearances for the U.S Women’s National Team this year. Harris traveled with the team to Rio as an alternate. (Orlando City Soccer Club)

Crystal Dunn, rising star in U.S. women’s soccer, departs Washington Spirit for Chelsea

Crystal Dunn, a rising star with the top-ranked U.S. women’s national soccer team, has left the Washington Spirit to sign with English club Chelsea, the second prominent player to depart since the National Women’s Soccer League final three months ago. She follows Ali Krieger, who clashed with the coach and owner before being traded to the Orlando Pride in November. (Washington Post)

Allie Long: ‘I want to be the best player in the world’

The soccer season never ends for Allie Long. When she is not playing with the Portland Thorns or with the U.S. national team, the Northport High School graduate can be found flying to Spain for a soccer-dominated honeymoon, giving a clinic in the Cayman Islands or on Long Island, or getting a head start preparing for the coming season in Houston. (Newsday)

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