Last year they set a record with an historic season this year though not limping, what a difference a year makes, they are now unscored upon over the last 270 minutes and over the last few games playing far better, well enough to advance in the playoffs we shall see, but this is the last look at the regular season.read
Many thanks for the details from NC Courage, below are the players and what got them there:
GK Alyssa Naeher: We saw her a good deal over the summer with the USWNT and in Sept. she had 14 saves and but a pair of goals. Her Red Stars took all 5 games of the month clinching a playoff spot and a home game in the playoffs.
D Jaelene Hinkle: Her first goal of the season facing the Royals and her 72.7% tackle succes rate paired with a 71.5% pass success set her up for selection from the Courage.read
The season finale facing St Louis will see a celebration for the career of the captain of the home team NCFC post game. de Luz let it be known in August that he intends to hang up his cleats at the end of the season. This will be his 10th season as a pro, 8 of which have been with NCFC, he is top 5 in games with 184, minutes an astounding 13,178, his goals total 23 with 18 assists, this numbers are across all games as he had an influence in the midfield the whole while.read
Playmaking midfielder Maxi Morales from Argentina is now with NYCFC through 2021, hoping to add to his 20 goals and 45 assists since coming here from Club Leon of Mexico just before the 2017 season. He has of late achived what just 2 ahead of him have, 20 assists in an MLS season, now with one game left he has the league lead by 4, this title is well within his sight, these 45 have him trailing just the first player signed by NYCFC, David Villa for the team title. Maxi informed, " I',m very happy to extend my contract with the club for 2 more years.read
This camp is for the first edition of the Concacaf Nations League. They will face Canada and Cuba in these games which will have some effect on the qualiying teams for the 2022 World Cup as the rankings for it will come out after. There are a number of players with local ties including Sean Johnso of NYCFC and Aaron Long of NYRB. Most, 18 are out of the MLS the rest, Europe. Home field advantage will apply for Arriola at Audi Field with Altidore & Bradley will be home in BMO field yet playing for the oppposition in facing Canada. Oct 11 at 7 p.m.read