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NC Courage to start 2017 on the road, take on Portland for home opener

Posted February 21

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— The North Carolina Courage. learned their first two oppoents for the 2017 NWSL season Tuesday as the league announced home openers for every franchise.

The Courage will start their firs tear in North Carolina on the road on Saturday, April 15 against the Washington Spirit in a 2016 Championship rematch. They will then host the Portland Thorns at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, April 22.

The NWSL will play a 24-game schedule and compete in a single table, with the teams each playing 12 home and 12 away regular-season games.

The full 2017 season schedule will be released at a later date.

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