Raphael Wicky, has cast his lot for the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship to be contested at IMG in Fl May 1-16 and it is a team not without a local flavor to it. Looking to break a tie with Brazil of all nations by qualifying for a record 17 World Cup should they meet with their typical success, they may get a bit of an assist as this year 20 teams are in the championship as a quartet will move on from out region. As it stands now the US has taken the Concacaf title 3 times, 1983,1992 and most recently 2011.read
A total team win, from start to finish, a very Hoppy Easter to all involved. NYCFC have been mired in a no win situation since last season, at home they have put together some time of wining play but not enough to actually win, it has been no different on the road. The goal gap left behind by the departure of David Villa was filled for the day at least by Herber of Brazil, whose interview may be seen on our Facebook page, as well as Mitrita of Romania two recent additions, I fully expect both to net many more goals.read
Defending NWSL and ICC titleholders, NC Courage face star laden Orlando at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Park, 7 p.m. In their opener, 2 USWNT teammates, one from Long Island, Crystal Dunn had the lone goal with the assist off a throw in by Jessica McDonald, the first goal and assist for each on the year of course with many to follow. Dunn held the ball for a few touches then hit a low blistering shot into the lower 90. For their parts last year, Jess had 8 assists in 2018 as Crystal had the same goal total. Leah Pruitt started her NWSL career as the #5 NWSL pick came on in the 70'.read
This event will see Downtown Raleigh transformed into "the Epicenter of Womens Soccer", as it hosts the Local Launch of the Women's International Champions Cup and Celebration of the NC Courage. The DRA & RSG, owner/operator of the Women's ICC will together with the NC Courage hold the event at Union Station Plaza, Apr. 25, 5:50p.m.- 7:30p.m. This will be the official Launch of the Women's ICC & double as a celebration of the defending NWSL & ICC champs, NC Courage. A tremendous send off for those from the Courage heading out to compete in the FIFA World Cup.read
GK: Alex Tambakis NCFC
Def:Sam Fink St. Louis FC, Ben Ofeimu Bethlehelm Steel & Leland Archer Charleston Battery.
Mid: Leo fernandess Tampa Bay Rowdies, Darwin Jones Orance County SC, Kai Koreniuk LA Galaxy II & Jamie Villarreal Sacromento Republic FC.
Fwd: Daniel Rios Nashville SC, Sebastian Guenzatti Tampa Bay Rowdies & Douglas Martinez Real Monarchs SLC.
Of course most are familiar with Guenzatti & Fernandes from their time with NY and Seba being from Queens, as Leo hails from Long Island, having had a stellar career at Stony Brook.read