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North Carolina FC Home Opener Tonight

May 8, 2021 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - North Carolina FC News Release

North Carolina FC vs. Greenville Triumph

Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m. ET

Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Match Preview: North Carolina FC will take the pitch against the Greenville Triumph tonight at 7 p.m. ET at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. The match serves as NCFC's home opener, as well as the team's USL League One regular season debut. Tickets are currently available in limited quantities on TicketMaster.

North Carolina will look to kick the season off on a high note with a win tonight, with many new faces anticipating to make their debut in an NCFC kit. Head coach John Bradford shared that he has been very proud of the progress and growth he has seen [in the team] just in the few weeks of preseason games, calling today's opener "an amazing opportunity for the young players to finally get a true professional game under their belt. Also, no better opponent to kick-off the season against than Greenville. They are a strong veteran squad that will present a great challenge to us, but we are up for the task"

Where to Watch: ESPN+

Players to Watch:

North Carolina FC - #11 Robby Kristo

Returning to North Carolina FC for the third year in a row, Kristo provides NCFC with a physical presence up top and is able to create scoring opportunities in the attacking third with his speed and abilities on the ball. Last year, Kristo played 728 minutes in 15 games for the club, scoring two goals and adding an assist. Fans can expect Kristo to continue to assert his offensive dominance during the upcoming season.

Greenville Triumph SC - #9 Marios Lomis

A former member of North Carolina FC, Lomis lifted the Triumph to a 4-0 win over North Texas SC, scoring a brace to open his scoring account with his new team and earning Man of the Match honors for his performance. A powerful presence in the attacking third, Lomis will look to add to his scoring tally in today's match.

What's next:

Following the home opener, North Carolina FC will hit the road to face Forward Madison at Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET.

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