With the score locked at 1-1, Bill Schuler latched onto a superb cross to hand North Carolina the stoppage time winner.
The Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo and Columbus Crew SC will open the U.S. Open Cup on the road against lower-division opponents.
Miami FC stay top of NASL thanks to their 3-2 win over Indy Eleven, with Robert Kcira's luscious effort the difference.
A new club in Orange County, California, will join the North American Soccer League in 2018, the organization announced.
Plans for a Canadian Premier League were approved by the country's soccer leaders, with founding cities announced for Hamilton and Winnipeg.
Miami FC scored two goals in the final 10 minutes, with the game-winning-goal coming under strange circumstances.