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Heather O’Reilly announces retirement from U.S. soccer

HAO will continue to play for FC Kansas City

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Heather O’Reilly is retiring from international play
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Heather O’Reilly has announced her retirement from playing for the national team. She has 230 caps (seventh all-time) and has played a huge role in many of the successes the U.S. Women’s National team has had over the years. She will play her final game in a U.S. uniform on Sept. 15 when the U.S. faces Thailand in Columbus, Ohio.

O’Reilly, 31, has a long history of winning. She is a three time Olympic gold-medalist, World Cup champion, champion in two different pro leagues and twice national champions with North Carolina.

HAO as she is fondly known will continue playing for FC Kansas City where she helped them to their second NWSL Championship in 2015.

HAO is a fierce competitor at every level she has played
Thad Bell