The Courage Travel to Portland After the Reign Fell in NC

https://twitter.com/TheNCCourage/status/886216299961102338 The Weather Delay Didn't Dampen Spirits Last Saturday all of us Courage fans poured forth to watch a lovely evening game of soccer. I was especially happy with the timing of the game because those 4pm games are brutally hot, but it was a blustery mid-70s as I stood in line and waited. Typically… Continue reading The Courage Travel to Portland After the Reign Fell in NC

So How Good is Jaccob Slavin? Pretty F’ing Good.

  On Wednesday, Carolina reached an agreement with Jaccob Slavin on a seven-year contract extension. The extension, which kicks in after the 2017-2018 campaign, is worth $5.3 million a year and will carry the Denver native through his prime years to the age of thirty-one. Last season, Slavin proved to be an elite defensive talent… Continue reading So How Good is Jaccob Slavin? Pretty F’ing Good.

After Defeat in the Heat, Bring on the Reign

A Disappointing Home Loss Last weekend the Courage hosted the Sky Blue on a scorcher of a day - as would be expected at 4 pm in July in Central NC - and were soundly beaten in a 1-0 contest by Sky Blue FC. Despite having the rest advantage after not playing a mid-week game,… Continue reading After Defeat in the Heat, Bring on the Reign

Courage Return Home to Face Sky Blue FC

https://twitter.com/TheNCCourage/status/878719589689024512   Last Saturday the Courage traveled to Boston where they beat the Breakers 1-0. Ashley Hatch scored the lone goal of the game, as she extended her scoring streak to 3 games. The emergence of Hatch has been a Godsend for coach Paul Riley given that Jess McDonald and Lynn Williams - a scoring… Continue reading Courage Return Home to Face Sky Blue FC

Too Conservative: A Ron Francis Draft Saga.

Another year. Another middling first round pick.  The Carolina Hurricanes selected Martin Necas from HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga with the twelfth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Draft pundits have touted the young Czech. Could Carolina’s first round pick could have been put to better use elsewhere? More than likely. With… Continue reading Too Conservative: A Ron Francis Draft Saga.