NCFC & NC Courage

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It's too bad we don't have have anything that unites us like World Cup soccer

Scientists at the Institute of Geologic and Atmospheric Investigations in Mexico detected a small earthquake after that country’s national soccer team (nickname “El Tri”) scored a goal in a 1-0 upset of Germany at this summer’s World Cup in Russia. The institute reported the quake was sparked in “an artificial manner,” registering the impacts of tens of thousands of fans jumping for joy.

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NC Courage’s Jaelene Hinkle faces backlash over decision not to wear LGBTQ pride jerseys

During Wednesday evening’s National Women’s Soccer League match between the North Carolina Courge and the Portland Thorns, many in a crowd of 15,018 booed Courage defender Jaelene Hinkle as she was announced in the starting lineup and nearly every time she possessed the ball. She had revealed in an interview with the 700 Club that she opted not to play in U.S. national team matches because she did not feel comfortable wearing the U.S. jerseys, which honored LGBTQ Pride Month with rainbow colors

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For NCFC player, activism has become part of his game

North Carolina FC midfielder Austin da Luz felt like he needed to respond in some way to HB2 and the way it portrayed his home state. His "Playing for Pride" fundraising campaign to support LGBTQ rights, in its second year, has taken off beyond what he ever imagined.

NC Courage celebrate at Executive Mansion

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recognizes the NC Courage for winning the Women's International Champions Cup and the National Women's Soccer League Shield.