About Courage Country
After the record-breaking 2018 season, this site was created to follow everything related to the NWSL’s North Carolina Courage, NWSL in general, and women’s professional soccer. We celebrated our one-year anniversary on January 4, 2020, and are ramping up for our second year of covering and promoting Courage.
This site is not affiliated with the North Carolina Football Club or North Carolina Courage and represents a group of fan’s perspective on the NC Courage.
Who We Are
Founder and publisher of CourageCountry, Ryan found a passion for the game of soccer over the past decade as his sons entered into soccer, coaching recreational and challenge-level teams for NCFCY.
After becoming season ticket holders for the NC Courage, the Keefer family developed relationships with the players and staff of the North Carolina Football Club and the NC Courage. Wanting to give back, promote and grow the NWSL and NC Courage, Ryan created CourageCountry.com as a way to do all those things and simultaneously utilize his journalism and mass communication degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He has 20+ years in web technology, leadership, mentorship, and coaching and works as a Technical and Development consultant for RWK Digital. Outside of work and soccer, Ryan enjoys time with his wife, Amanda, and two boys, Tyler and Nolan.