On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.” 

 

The North Carolina Courage returned to the field on Monday afternoon for the team’s first preseason training session. While roughly 10 players are either away with their national team or playing in Australia, there were plenty of big names and familiar faces at the practice, along with some of the new signings.

Forward Robbie Kristo fights for possession of the ball at the game against Louisville City FC on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. The NCFC lost the game to Louisville 0-1.

The NCFC prepares for their game against Louisville City FC on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. The NCFC lost the game 0-1.

The NCFC lines up for the national anthem at the game against Louisville City FC on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. The NCFC lost the game 0-1.

There has always been a strong connection between NC State soccer and North Carolina FC, dating back to when the club was known as the RailHawks, and the upcoming USL Championship season is no exception. 

For the first time in the program’s history, the NC State men’s soccer team will compete in the Spring Soccer Cup, a ten-team spring league, culminating in a set of playoff matches between the two divisions on April 19 at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem.