2021 Starting XI Questions: Diane Caldwell

Diane Caldwell 2021 Starting XI Questions Featured

With Visa issues getting into the country, center back Irish national player, Diane Caldwell has only gotten two weeks of practices in so far with the Courage. But she's already invested in the club, its hard work, and its culture. With national team friendlies happening this week, Caldwell connected all the way from her Ireland hotel room Tuesday to be the third to answer our 2021 Starting XI Questions. 3024

2021 Starting XI Questions: Merritt Mathias

Merritt Mathias 2021 Starting XI Questions Featured

April's right around the corner, and just ten days into April, the Courage will be back on the pitch in their first home match in front of fans since winning the 2019 championship. Battling back from a season-ending injury in 2019, followed by multiple surgeries, defender Merritt Mathias sat down with Courage Country virtually last week to be the second to answer our 2021 Starting XI Questions. 2981

Casey Murphy Reflects on First Few Courage Practices, USWNT Call Up

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In the off-season, the NWSL experienced a ton of changes in rosters between drafts, trades, and players going overseas. The North Carolina Courage were not immune to changes to their roster for any of those reasons. One of the big changes came with a changing of goalkeepers, acquiring OL Reign goalkeeper Casey Murphy and allocation money for Crystal Dunn who subsequently was traded to Portland. The NC Courage started back practices on Monday, February 1 in chilly temperatures. In a press conference Tuesday, Murphy reflected on her first few days with the team. 2679

Soccer Resilience Ownership Group adds Jess McDonald

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In a press release issued the morning of January 21, 2021, the Soccer Resilience Ownership Group announced the addition of NC Courage forward, Jessica McDonald as an owner, partner, presenter, and coach. About Soccer Resilience Ownership Group Soccer Resilience Ownership Group describes its mission as training the most underutilized competitive edge in sports — the mind, transforming the mindset and elevating the wellbeing of athletes, coaches, and others in the game of soccer. Their services include workshops through Zoom for players, teams, coaches, and staff, individual coaching sessions, individual player sessions, workshops for parents, soccer camps, and coaching clinics, speaking engagements, bio and neurofeedback training, and podcasts. Adding McDonald to the Soccer Resilience Ownership Group Team In the January 21 press release, Soccer

2020 Starting XI Questions: Peyton Perea

Peyton Perea Starting XI Questions Featured

The short 2020 NWSL Fall Series is officially in the rearview mirror. Peyton Perea returned for the series, after a brief European stint. After being part of the practice squad in 2019, Perea supported team's midfield in the absence of players like Denise O'Sullivan and Sam Mewis at the closing of the 2020 season. The midfielder sat down with Courage Country virtually last week to answer our 2020 Starting XI Questions. 2579