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UNC Men’s Soccer: Second Team Tar Heel XI

Fans are voting to determine the best players in program history.

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2011 National Player of the Year Ben Speas

In mid-June, the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s soccer program launched a fan vote to determine the best players in program history. The all-time team will be named the “Tar Heel XI.”

Over the course of four weeks in June and July, fans voted on Twitter for their choice of midfielders, forwards, defenders, and goalkeepers.

This week, UNC announced the Second Team Tar Heel XI, with the Tar Heel XI to be announced on July 29.

Below is the Second Team Tar Heel XI, including career highlights. Via UNC Athletics:

Goalkeeper

Michael Ueltschey (1998-01)

  • 2001 National Champion
  • Second all-time in program history with 29 shutouts
  • Competed in the MLS for two seasons
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Defenders

Don Cogsville (1985-88)

  • Competed in the MISL for two seasons
  • Earned six caps in 1988 as part of the United States National Team

Matt Hedges (2011)

  • 2011 All-America
  • 2011 National Champion
  • Captain of FC Dallas
  • Earned five caps with USNT from 2015-17
  • Voted twice onto the MLS Best XI
  • 2016 MLS Defender of the Year
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Eddie Robinson (1996-00)

  • Earned a cap with USNT in 2008
  • Ended 11-year MLS career with Houston and San Jose
  • Four-time MLS Cup Champion
  • 2006 MLS All-Star
  • Voted onto the 2007 MLS Best XI

Chris Leitch (1998-01)

  • 2001 National Champion
  • Ended a 10-year MLS career with Columbus, New York and San Jose
  • Current Technical Director for San Jose

Midfielders

Enzo Martinez (2009-11)

  • Two-time All-America (2010, 2011)
  • 2011 National Champion
  • Appeared in three College Cups
  • Three-year MLS career with RSL and Colorado
  • Current member of the Charlotte Independence of the USL
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North Carolina’s Enzo Martinez loads up a shot during the second half against North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer quarterfinals in Cary, North Carolina, on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. Martinez scored twice as North Carolina turned North Carolina State aside, 4-0.
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Logan Pause (2000-02)

  • 2001 National Champion
  • Earned six caps with USNT
  • Participated in the 2009 Gold Cup
  • 12-year career with the Chicago Fire
  • 2010 Chicago Fire Captain and MVP

Kirk Urso (2008-11)

  • Played in 91 matches, a UNC program record
  • Led UNC to four College Cups
  • 2011 National Champion
  • Drafted by the Columbus Crew
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Forwards

Chris Carrieri (1998-00)

  • Two-time All-America (1999, 2000)
  • Named as one of the Top-50 players in ACC history
  • Led nation in goals scored in 2000
  • Set a UNC record for points in a single season in 2000
  • No. 1 Overall pick in the MLS Draft

Billy Schuler (2008-11)

  • Two-time All-America (2009, 2011)
  • 2011 National Player of the Year finalist
  • 2011 National Champion
  • Played in the MLS for one season
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Ben Speas (2011)

  • 2011 All-America
  • 2011 National Player of the Year
  • 2011 National Champion
  • Four-year member of the Columbus Crew
  • Current member of the NCFC in the USL
ACC Championship Soccer Takaaki Iwabu/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images