Carolina Courage

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Carolina Courage
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logo created by artist Michael Doret
Full name Carolina Courage
Nickname(s) Courage
Founded 2001
Ground SAS Stadium, Cary, North Carolina
Ground Capacity 7,130
Owner Time Warner Cable
League Women's United Soccer Association

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]

History[edit]

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]

Players[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carolina Courage profile". Soccer Times. 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. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 

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