Kirk Urso was a great competitor. His competitive spirit helped the North Carolina men’s soccer team to four consecutive College Cups, and in his senior year, Urso captained the National Championship-winning team.
On Sunday, the Tar Heels and the MLS team that drafted Urso — the Columbus Crew — will honor that competitive spirit in an exhibition match near Greensboro.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund which, in conjunction with the Children’s Heart Foundation, supports congenital heart research.
“It’s very meaningful to all of us, myself included,” North Carolina coach Carlos Somoano said. “We have a tangible way to honor and keep Kirk’s memory fresh in people’s hearts … but also to remind the UNC student population and the UNC family that, hey, this guy was a great representative of our program.
“It gives us a chance to represent him and do the best to represent the things that he represented while he was here.”