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
On Wednesday night, the Courage improved to 9-0-2 in NWSL play with a lopsided 4-1 win over the Portland Thorns (4-4-3), the defending NWSL champions. Midway through the 2018 season, the Courage are leading the NWSL with 29 points, well ahead of second place Seattle (17 points).
Biggie the pug who is trained in Pittsboro and whose owner lives in Chapel Hill won best in the Toy Group at the 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show after the untimely death of his cousin, Rumble.
Another two MLS expansion teams are expected to be named at some point in 2018, and Raleigh is going to have to find a way to get past the two leftover finalists from this round before then. What’s that going to take?