Heather O'Reilly

UNC Legend Heather O’Reilly Retires From International Soccer

Thursday marked the end of an era for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. Midfielder Heather O’Reilly–a former UNC standout–announced her retirement from international soccer after 15 years. Her last game is scheduled for Sept. 15, as the U.S. takes on Thailand in Columbus, Ohio. In 230 career appearances for the National Team, O’Reilly has tallied an astonishing 46 goals (12th all-time) and 54 assists (sixth all-time). “I have spent nearly half my life in a U.S. Soccer uniform, so making the decision to retire from international play was incredibly hard and emotional,” said O’Reilly. “But quite simply, after 230...

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Clinches Group at Rio Olympics

Despite a shocking 2-2 draw against Colombia on Tuesday night, the U.S. National Team took the first step to winning its fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in women’s soccer. Former Tar Heel standout Crystal Dunn scored the first goal in Tuesday’s game and then assisted on the second, highlighting the presence that the UNC program has over the current roster–with five of the 18 active members of the team having played their college careers in Chapel Hill. Midfielder Tobin Heath has yet to score a goal in Rio, but has used her amazing passing and ball control to act...

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Former Tar Heels Help U.S. Women’s National Team To International Friendly Win

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – With the help of five Tar Heels, the U.S. women’s national soccer team earned a comprehensive 3-1 win against the Netherlands in Tuesday’s International Friendly. Former Tar Heel Tobin Heath scored the match’s opening goal followed by two from teammate Christen Press. All five Carolinians, including Ashlyn Harris who went the whole way in goal for the U.S., Heather O’Reilly, Yael Averbuch, and Meghan Klingenberg, played a major role in the contest. For more on the contest, click...

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