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Name Heather O’Reilly
Gender Female
Ethnic American
Job American Footballer

Affiliation

Org USA Women National Team
Club as Player North Carolina Courage

2016 09 03 Retrieve

[USA midfielder Heather O’Reilly announces her retirement from international football] I have spent nearly half my life in a U.S. Soccer uniform, so making the decision to retire from international play was incredibly hard and emotional. But quite simply, after 230 caps, thousands of practices, many trips around the world, and having played in three World Cups, and three Olympics, it just feels like the right time. Now, I’m looking forward to being a USWNT fan. American Outlaws, where do I sign up?

2016 09 17 Retrieve

[Heather O’Reilly on her retirement from the USA women’s national team] Anyone who has seen me play, or even seen a picture of me play [yes, the ‘game face’] can see my passion for soccer. What can I say? I wear my heart on my sleeve. Because that sleeve of that jersey, on this team for this country, is sacred to me

2019 09 21 Retrieve

[Heather O’Reilly will retire at the end of her season with North Carolina Courage] I hope I leave with the players and the fans that it is possible to be a ruthless competitor but also try to be a good person. And that it’s cool to work hard – I think I’ve always given it my all, there’s no secret about that. You know that I’m leaving my heart out there, and that’s something to be celebrated

2019 11 02 Retrieve

[Heather O’Reilly speaks after her final career appearance] I’ll remember doing angels on the field in the confetti and looking up at the sky. I’ll remember the locker room scene. A lot of Budweiser. It was a packed house tonight. It was special. I’m all cried out, at least right now. I feel like I’m in a really good, peaceful time. That was incredible. They kind of saw me off the field, but I didn’t want to take anything away from the team