NCFC: da Luz Is Back, Courage: We Like D’Angelo

Fresh from a previous week of transfer activity, NCFC got down to business and re-signed key midfielder Austin da Luz to fresh terms on Wednesday. After Nazmi Albadawi, da Luz fielded the most minutes for the Railhawks last season and also bagged five goals.

After spending two seasons in MLS with the New York Red Bulls and DC United, da Luz first came to the Triangle – a place he should be very fond of – to sign with the Railhawks in 2012. Aside from a quick season in Orlando in 2014, da Luz has been a stalwart for the club since he joined – a point that’s not lost on Head Coach Colin Clarke:

He’s meant a lot to us over the seasons, and as we move forward and sign younger players, we’re going to need players with his leadership skills to help them learn what it takes to become a good professional both on and off the field.

da Luz looks to line up with the rest of the guys from NCFC for their recently announced home opener on March 25. Raleigh City Sports will be out in full force, and we hope to see you there.

The NC Courage also announced today that goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo has been named as a Canadian subsidized player in the NWSL for the 2017 Season, one of ten Canadians overall. Also, what the hell, Orlando? Don’t want any players from the Great North? Let’s see what you’re missing:

Sabrina and the Courage begin NWSL play in April. As mentioned before, RCS will be there as well – probably wearing some of their fresh new gear. Now I’m off to listen to some D’Angelo.

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