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FC Kansas City Begins 2017 with New Ownership

January 11, 2017 - KANSAS CITY- The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that Elam Bear, CEO of North Central Equity, LLC is taking over operation of FC Kansas City (FCKC). The team enters into its fifth season with plenty of reason for optimism. Brad Likens, one of FC Kansas City's founders said, "This is a good day for Kansas City, one of the greatest sports towns in the United States. With Elam and his partners committed to the club and our region, I know our organization will be stronger than ever and that this move is ... Full Story

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North Carolina Courage to Participate in 2017 NWSL College Draft in Los Angeles California

January 11, 2017 - Cary, NC - The North Carolina Courage (formerly Western New York Flash) will participate in the 2017 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. ET at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention in Los Angeles. "I am excited to be working alongside Paul Riley, Charlie Naimo and Aaran Lines at the 2017 NWSL College Draft," said North Carolina Football Club President and GM, Curt Johnson. "We will be assessing our needs and look forward to adding a few very ta... Full Story

Carli Lloyd Wins Best FIFA Women's Player for Second Consecutive Year

January 9, 2017 - CHICAGO- Carli Lloyd, the co-captain of the U.S. Women's National Team, has been named the Best FIFA Women's Player for 2016. This marks the second consecutive year that Lloyd has been honored and joins a highly elite club of just four players to win consecutive FIFA Women's Player of the Year awards. U.S. legend Mia Hamm won the award in 2001 and 2002, the first two years it was given out, while Birgit Prinz of Germany won in 2003, 2004 and 2005. That preceded a string of five consecutive awards won by Marta of Brazil f... Full Story

Houston Dash MF Carli Lloyd Wins the Best FIFA Women's Player Award

January 9, 2017 - HOUSTON- Houston Dash midfielder Carli Lloyd was named the Best FIFA Women's Player for 2016 at a gala in Zurich, the home of FIFA, today. The award is Lloyd's second consecutive World Player of the Year honor, making her the second American and fifth woman ever to win the award in back-to-back years. Lloyd missed much of the 2016 Houston Dash season due to injury, but made a major impact in the games she did play in for the club. In seven matches in Orange, Lloyd scored five goals and assisted on three others, an average... Full Story

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