1. Heather O’Reilly has joined the University of North Carolina, her alma mater
, as a volunteer assistant coach for
women’s soccer. O'Reilly led the Tar Heels to two NCAA championships and three ACC championships before going on to have an international career for the USA that included one Women's World Cup
championship and three Olympic gold medals. O'Reilly, who served as a studio analyst on Fox Sports' coverage of the 2019 Women's World Cup, is playing her last season with the North Carolina Courage,
the reigning NWSL champion. 2. Hannover 96 is working on transferring U.S. U-20 Sebastian Soto before the end
of the summer
transfer window. The club announced on Thursday that it was in "advanced talks with a foreign club regarding a transfer." Soto joined Hannover's U-19s last season from the Real Salt Lake academy as a
free agent and debuted for the first team in April in the Bundesliga. He has yet to play for Hannover 96 since it was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga. He scored four goals for the USA at the 2019
Under-20 World Cup.
3. The Philadelphia Union exercised its 2020 option on forward Kacper Przybylko
, making his
contract guaranteed for next season. In his first season, Przybylko leads the Union with 12 goals in 21 appearances (20 starts) and he ranks sixth in MLS in goals. His goals-per-game ratio of 0.57 is
the highest single-season total in Union history. The Union also retains a 2021 team option on the striker.