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Carolina Courage was a professional soccer team that played in the Women's United Soccer Association. The team played at Fetzer Field on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in 2001, and then at the soccer-specific SAS Stadium in Cary, North Carolina in 2002 and 2003.[1]

Carolina Courage
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Full nameCarolina Courage
Nickname(s)Courage
Founded2001
GroundSAS Stadium, Cary, North Carolina
Capacity7,130
OwnerTime Warner Cable
LeagueWomen's United Soccer Association

HistoryEdit

The team was founded in 2000 and began play in 2001. After finishing the 2001 season in last place, the Carolina Courage won the 2002 Founders Cup, defeating the Washington Freedom 3–2.[2][3] In 2003, the Carolina Courage finished 7th in the league with seven wins, nine losses, and four ties.[4]

The Women's United Soccer Association announced on September 15, 2003 that it was suspending operations.[5]

PlayersEdit

2003 Roster[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
23   DF Erin Baxter
15   DF Danielle Borgman
8   FW Breanna Boyd
1   GK Meghann Burke
3   DF Staci Burt
13   DF Nel Fettig
6   FW Danielle Fotopoulos
16   MF Venus James
7   MF Unni Lehn
2   GK Kristin Luckenbill
No. Position Player
19   FW Robin McCullough
11   MF Kim Montgomery
12   DF Brooke O'Hanley
4   DF Carla Overbeck
9   FW Birgit Prinz
10   MF Hege Riise
5   MF Tiffany Roberts
17   DF Danielle Slaton
14   FW Marcia Wallis
22   GK Maite Zabala

Coach: Jay Entlich Assistant Coach: Susan Hill Assistant Coach: Scott Calabrese

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carolina Courage profile". Soccer Times. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Slaton, Carolina Courage Win WUSA Title". Santa Clara University. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  3. ^ Glier, Ray (26 August 2002). "Carolina captures WUSA championship". USA Today. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  4. ^ "WUSA 2003 Standings". USA Today. 27 May 2003. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  5. ^ Michaelis, Vicki (16 September 2003). "WUSA ceases operations after three years". USA Today. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  6. ^ "2003 Carolina Courage roster". Carolina Courage. Archived from the original on June 9, 2003. Retrieved 23 September 2012.

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