Top soccer clubs merge, reform as North Carolina FC Youth

Since Steve Malik purchased the Carolina RailHawks in October 2015, he's repeatedly referenced his newfound function of being the "point of the spear" for the North Carolina soccer community. His efforts over the past 16 months include rebranding the RailHawks as the North Carolina Football Club (NCFC), bringing a National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club to the Triangle, and submitting a bid for a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion team.