North Carolina Courage Executes Trade with Portland Thorns

Mar 8, 2017

 Club acquires two 2018 draft picks in exchange for Britt Eckerstrom

Cary, NC (March 8, 2017)- The North Carolina Courage has acquired two fourth-round picks in the 2018 NWSL College Draft in exchange for goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom in a trade with Portland Thorns FC, the club announced today.
"Britt was outstanding in the games she played last year and she has a great opportunity in Portland to become their starting keeper,” said Head Coach Paul Riley. “We want to thank her for her commitment to the Championship winning team. She was a huge presence in the locker room and a tremendous asset to our club. She has a very bright future ahead of her and we wish her sincere wishes for this year and rest of her career."
Eckerstrom played in three games for the Western New York Flash in 2016, logging 270 minutes and making 16 saves. She ended the season with a goals against per game average of 0.67. Collegiately, she was a standout at Penn State University where she led the Nittany Lions to a National Championship in 2015.
The North Carolina Courage opens its inaugural season at home against the Portland Thorns on Saturday, April 22. Group sales and season tickets are available now at here or by calling the box office at 919-459-8154. Individual tickets will go on sale mid-March. For pricing and details, visit

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