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Meredith Speck’s goal gives North Carolina the win

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The North Carolina Courage picked up three points on the road, defeating Gotham FC 1-0 in Red Bull Arena on Saturday night.

The game’s lone goal came in the 38th minute, with Meredith Speck rifling in a loose ball past Gotham’s keeper to put North Carolina up 1-0.

The Courage move to second in the NWSL standings with 21 points, sitting above Gotham FC and Chicago with 20 points.

Next up: North Carolina will host the Chicago Red Stars, and Gotham FC will face off against Racing Louisville on August 15.