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October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015

Steve Malik Purchases Carolina RailHawks

"Our goal is to take the RailHawks to the highest level through additional investment in marketing, players, and staffing. We are excited to lead our community in working together to give the Triangle a world-class soccer team."

- Steve Malik, Owner


December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016

Malik announces Brand Repositioning, NWSL, MLS, and Stadium Aspirations

"We aspire to be at the top level of both men's and women's professional soccer, so we are pursuing MLS and NWSL bids as well as a new stadium. We made a conscious decision to brand ourselves as North Carolina's professional club. A united soccer community will be one of the keys to reaching these goals."

- Steve Malik, Owner


January 9, 2017

January 9, 2016

Malik Acquires Rights to 2016 NWSL Champions Western New York Flash, Relocates and Renames it North Carolina Courage

"We aspire to be at the top level of both men's and women's professional soccer, so we are pursuing MLS and NWSL bids as well as a new stadium. We made a conscious decision to brand ourselves as North Carolina's professional club. A united soccer community will be one of the keys to reaching these goals."

- Steve Malik, Owner


January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017

Club Submits Bid to Major League Soccer

"We have made incredible strides in just over a month since we received the MLS application information. We will continue to pursue our aggressive campaign by rallying the community behind our initiatives as we continue on our parallel path of securing a new purpose-built stadium."

- Steve Malik, Owner


March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017

Club Enters into Agreement with CASL and TFCA, Creating NCFC Youth, the Largest Youth-to-Professional Soccer Club in the Country

"This truly is an historic partnership. We now have a soccer pyramid from youth recreational leagues up to the highest level of men's and women's professional soccer in North Carolina. The collaboration shows the unified and powerful support of soccer at all levels in our area."

- Steve Malik, Owner


July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

Club Holds Downtown Rally During MLS Executives Visit, Revels Initial Renderings for Stadium Project

"This is another important step in our pursuit of Major League Soccer Franchise. Our vision is to make this facility a crown jewel for downtown Raleigh, providing a world-class sporting and social experience for fans and the community. We are ready to engage all of the relevant constituents, including our community members, legislators, city, county and state officials, to address questions and concerns and bring this vision to life.  "

- Steve Malik, Owner