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January 16, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

Paul Riley is now tied to the North Carolina Courage for the next few years. This was a banner year as they achived 3 major things, the first Women's International Champions Cup, a 2nd in a row NWSL Shield and of coures the NWSL Title. Also tied down by the club is Bobby Hammond as VP of Operations and now also wears the hat of Asst. GM, club policy does not allow for more details or terms of these transactions. Pres.

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January 14, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

Volkswagen of America is now in a landmark intergrated partnership as announced today at the Detroit Auto Show, a big step with the largest auto maker in Europe. The four year deal will be very broad reaching as they assist USSF in growing soccer into becoming the preeminent sport in the US, by increased participation, creating world class players, coaches and referees while raising the level of fan engagement for the game. This union was put to gether by SUM and present at the show were Dan Flynn CEO & Secretary General of US Soccer together with VW Group America CEO Scott Keogh.

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January 4, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

The experienced midfielder with a great fan following has returned for 2019, his 9th with the team, quite the legacy he is building there. His 162 games rank right up there near the top, 12,422 minutes with 21 goals and 21 assists he is from NC and will be pivital for success this year. HC Dave Sarachan stated, " I was really pleased that Austin is going to be apart of my first year here and hopefully for many years to come".

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January 4, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

We have brought you much information from this team adding and securing many players for the coming season(s), now news that HC Veljko Paunovic has been locked down for 2 years and another option year. Fire Pres. & GM Nelson Rodriguez stated, "We believe the foundation we are setting and the standards we are demanding are the right ones". Thus far, he is 31-46-25 including the 3rd best record in the league for 2017 at 16-11-7 and their first trip to the post season since 2012. 2017 also had him selected HC of the MLS  All-Star Team, with 4 of his players taking on Real Madrid.

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January 1, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

Incoming for the 2019 is a new coaching staff joining recently appointed head coach Marc Dos Santos. We have known him for a few years of his NASL time and he brings in a quality staff, some he is rather familiar with from his time in that league. Asst. coaches Vanni Sartini joins his brother Phillip Dos Santos and goalkeeper coach Youssef Dahna, each are now on multi year contracts. All told nearly half a century of experience has arrived in Canada between their playing coach and soccer educational histories.

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