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Former North Carolina midfielder Kirk Urso dies

Posted August 5, 2012

Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso, the captain of North Carolina's 2011 national championship team, died Saturday night, the team announced Sunday. 

He was 22. 

No other details about Urso's death were available early Sunday. 

After leading North Carolina to a national title in his senior season, Urso, a Lombard, Ill. native, was the 10th overall pick in Major League Soccer's supplemental draft in January.

Urso is North Carolina's all-time matches played leader and closed out his career with three goals and seven assists in 2011.

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  • BULLCityBGTD Aug 6, 2012

    ABC reported he was rushed from a bar to the hospital around 1:30 am ...

  • agfitz Aug 5, 2012

    Met him a couple times while I was at UNC. One of the nicest guys and a strong Christian. Praying for his family

  • StunGunn Aug 5, 2012

    This is such sad, tragic news. Thoughts and prayers out to his family and friends.

  • pskunk119 Aug 5, 2012

    Terrible news. Prayers for his family.

  • DookSuckz Aug 5, 2012

    Damn.

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