No. 26 NC State men’s soccer team opened up the season with a 2-1 victory against No. 6 UNC-Chapel Hill at its exhibition game in Chapel Hill on Sunday night.
The conversations about who is the best at something among sports fans will never end and the conversation about who is the best club team in women’s soccer is no different. But what isn’t up for debate is that given the results in the last two Women’s International Champions Cups the North Carolina Courage needs to be in that conversation.
NCFC midfielder Manny Perez fights for the ball against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at WakeMed Soccer Park. NCFC won 5-0.
NCFC midfielder Dre Fortune dribbles against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Saturday, Aug. 17 at WakeMed Soccer Park. Fortune totaled two goals and one assist in NCFC’s 5-0 win.
NCFC midfielder Dre Fortune communicates to his teammates before taking a free kick on Saturday, Aug. 17 at WakeMed Soccer Park. Fortune totaled two goals and one assist in NCFC’s 5-0 win over Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
NCFC moved up to fourth in the table with Saturday’s 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Going into the game the Riverhounds sat one point above NCFC in the table, but with the win NCFC lept over both Pittsburgh and Indy Eleven.
In front of a home crowd of over 5,000 people at Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, the North Carolina Courage won its first game of the International Champions Cup 2-1 over Manchester City in a thrilling come-from-behind affair.
The first two games of the 2019 Women’s International Champions Cup offered fans a chance to see a multitude of world-class players in person with nearly 40 of the players attending the tournament having represented their nation this summer at the World Cup.