The North Carolina Courage is a professional women's soccer team based in Cary, N.C. Its former incarnation, the Western New York Flash, was a founding member of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in 2013, the top level of women's soccer in the U.S.

The Flash's NWSL franchise rights were sold to Stephen Malik, the owner of USL North Carolina FC, and the team was relocated to North Carolina for 2017. The owners of the Flash, the Sahlen family who own Buffalo, N.Y.'s Sahlen Packing Company, operate the current Western New York . . .

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Ownership / Management


Steve Malik
Board of Directors
President & GM

Curt Johnson

Pete Sciandra
League | NGB | Assoc