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February 19, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

In putting their team together for the coming season, NCFC have added 2 more pieces to the puzzle with back line player Carson and forward Donovan.  Nsebge arrives out of Rainbow FC Bamenda as Ewolo arrives from the 3rd div. in Croatia from MFK Vyskov, both wil take an internatinal spot. These two young players will add skill and depth to the roster and have travelled similar paths via Rainbow and AS Fortuana in the pro leagues of Cameroon. Rainbow has a history of getting younger players to the states with USL and MLS taking advanatge of this link.

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February 18, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Now i must admit that after spending a good deal of time with Technical Director Fernando Clavijo last moth in Philadelphia at the United Soccer Coaches Convention and not catching wind of this I am saddened but it is a great thing. Monday it was announced that the two FC's have come together in a partnership affording players the opportunities in their professional academies to have a pathway to the beautiful game in the US and Germany.

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February 18, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

NC Courage announces that Samanth Mewis, Lynn WIlliams, Long Islander Crystal Dunn, Abby Dahlkemper,Allysha Chapman & Sabrina D'Angelo will be their Federation Players for the coming season, their training camp headed by Long Island soccer figure Paul Riley open Monday. This announcement by their league NWSL are including these players amongst the 34 players 23 American and 11 Canadian.

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February 18, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Picked up on the 16th, Chris played 20 minutes v Phila last night. The 22 year old defender has a one year deal with a 2 year option. The 12th overall selection in the 2017 MLS Superdraft was with DC last year getting his first minutes as a stoppage time sub v ATL in a 3-1 win April 30. Playing 482 minutes over 9 games starting 5 of them, this outside back achived a 72.7% win pct on his tackles, to go with 23 clearances and 70% or aerial duels won. Geting full games during both wins in the 2017 Lamar US Open Cup helped with his confidence.

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February 18, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

In beating their rivals to the north, United played all of the new singees of their offseason including Asad who we covered previously, making his first appearance along with Defender Oniel Fisher. In saving his second straight penalty, the pair began back on Oct. 22 v Red Bulls and we were at the game, the last played in RFK won by NYRB. Mattocks found the net for the seond time this pre seasona and Acosta his first time as Stieber gained his first assist. This win is an improvement over the 2017 record of 1-2-0 the DC had with Phila. and are now 8-9-4 overall.

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