Cary, NC (October 2, 2020)- The North Carolina Courage will travel to the Houston Dash on Sunday, October 4 at 7 p.m. ET for their first away match of the 2020 NWSL Fall Series. The match will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium and stream live on Twitch.
The Courage started the Fall Series with a thrilling 4-3 win over the Dash on September 12 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. Debinha scored two goals during the match, one of which was featured on SportsCenter Top 10 and the other being the game-winner. Lynn Williams and Abby Dahlkemper each scored a goal to bring the total to four goals.
The NC Courage played the Orlando Pride one week later in a match that ended in a 0-0 draw. Debinha was once again front and center during the match as she went up against her Brazilian teammate, Marta. Stephanie Labbé secured the clean sheet for the Courage.
Through two games, the team is averaging 47% possession and a 75% pass success rate. Midfielders Meredith Speck and Ryan Williams are contributing to the team’s 35 open play crosses coming from the wings. Against Orlando, Addisyn Merrick, Kaleigh Kurtz, and Dahlkemper only allowed Orlando to take six shots, which was a third of the total shots taken by the Courage.
With four total points following the win and the draw, the North Carolina Courage are tied for second place in the competition for the Verizon Community Shield. The team is playing to win $25,000 for local non-profit, 321 Coffee.
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North Carolina Courage- #7 Abby Dahlkemper
From former Call of Duty esports caster and former OpTic Gaming content creator, CouRage has one stacked resume. And with the rise of Fortnite Battle Royale, he is quickly emerging as one of the icons and faces of the modern-day Twitch scene, boasting over 1 million Followers. Professional Twitch Prime plugger.
Dahlkemper has captained the Courage throughout the Fall Series as she took on a different position in Paul Riley’s new formation. Dahlkemper will look to control the game and keep Houston away from the net. She may also be called upon if the Courage are awarded a penalty kick at any point in the match.
Houston Dash- # 6 Shea Groom
Groom has played in nine consecutive games for the Houston Dash in 2020, appearing in all seven of the team’s Challenge Cup matches and both of the Fall Series games thus far. The midfielder assisted two goals against the Courage on September 12 and scored one goal the next game against the Orlando Pride. Dahlkemper and the Courage defense will need to shut down Groom’s chances at goal and watch for her key distribution passes.
April 23, 1994 (age 27)
New Jersey, United States
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Jack Dunlop (born April 23, 1994), also known by his alias CouRageJD, is an American streamer and YouTube personality. Dunlop live streams his gaming experiences on the YouTube platform. He is also a content creator and co-owner of 100 Thieves, an online social entertainment and Esports team.
Dunlop was born in New Jersey where he grew up with his sister. He attended Towson University, graduating with a degree in Electronic Media and Film.
Dunlop began his career playing Halo and eventually won an internship at MLG through various contacts and friends that he had made through the game. During his career at MLG, he was chosen to host the daily MLG live show as a replacement for his colleague Chris Puckett, who was unwell. According to the league, Dunlop 'did such a good job' that he was later permitted by the league to co-host for the next six weeks. From 2014 through 2018, Dunlop hosted and casted many major Call of Duty Esports events including the Call of Duty World League Championship in 2016, 2017, and 2018, MLG tournaments Pro League in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and UMG tournaments in 2015 and 2016.
On March 2, 2018, he announced his transition from MLG to the Call of Duty franchise and on the 12th of the same month, he signed with OpTic Gaming as a content creator. Dunlop began streaming on Twitch in 2018 and developed a large following over time. In November 2018, he left OpTic to pursue a solo career.
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On April 20, 2019, it was confirmed that Dunlop would be both casting and playing in the Fortnite World Cup. On June 16, 2019, Dunlop took part in the Fortnite Pro-Am 2019, partnering with celebrity Brendon Urie.
Dunlop was announced as a content creator and official member of the Esports team 100 Thieves on May 28, 2019. Although the secret was leaked a few days before the announcement by Ninja, his signing had been suspected by his fanbase, as he was already living in the team's content house with fellow friends and streamers Nadeshot and Valkyrae.
After developing an online friendship with artist Ariana Grande, Dunlop went on to make a parody of Ariana Grande's song Boyfriend, to which she replied 'you're perfect'. Dunlop and his girlfriend were also featured in Grande and Justin Biebers' music video Stuck With U.
On November 5, 2019, Dunlop announced his switch from streaming on Twitch to streaming on YouTube through a comedic skit featuring other 100 Thieves house members. He cited reasons like stability and 'the fear of being tied down just for a sub count button', along with other factors like conveying a wider range of content, as the main reasons for his departure from the platform. On April 23, 2020, during a twelve-hour charity birthday stream with the purpose of raising money for coronavirus relief, Dunlop received a total of $250,000 dollars in donations within the first four hours of the stream and ended the stream with approximately $503,254 dollars donated to the CDC.
On April 7, 2021, Dunlop was announced as a co-owner of 100 Thieves alongside fellow 100 Thieves content creator Valkyrae. They join Scooter Braun, Dan Gilbert, the rapper Drake, and founder Matthew 'Nadeshot' Haag. As co-owners, Valkyrae and CouRage will receive equity in the company, which Forbes magazine recently valued at $190 million. 
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