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CHAPEL HILL – The No. 4 UNC men’s soccer team kicks off the regular season Friday in the Carolina Nike Classic after a strong few rounds of exhibition play.

The Tar Heels are coming off a 16-3-3 season in which they fell to Maryland, in the ACC title game, 2-1, and were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by National Champion Indiana, 1-0, in the quarterfinals.

UNC won all three of its exhibition matches on the road against Elon, 3-0, against MichiganState, 2-1, and against Indiana, 1-0.

Carolina kicks off the regular season against Monmouth at 7:30 p.m. after the UNC women’s game. The Carolina Nike Classic wraps up Sunday for the men against Coastal Carolina at 7:00 p.m.

You can watch both the men’s games streaming live online here.