From all of us at Soccer ‘n’ Sweet Tea, thank you.

Hey everyone. Johnny Wakefield here.

For the last three years, I’ve run this small, “locally-brewed” soccer website called Soccer ‘n’ Sweet Tea. We started in March 2017 with a handful of guys (me, Zach Hall, Johnathan Ace, and Jason Santiago) covering the three Carolina USL teams, and by the end…

The games are over, and the Courage still reign. End-of-year SNST Awards still to come, but here’s to the last proper newsletter of 2019.

Happy Friday! Although it’s November and we’ve come to the end of the road, still I can’t let go of all of these great memories we’ve shared together. We experienced some soaring heights (the North Carolina Courage, again) and some depressing lows (the McGuinness-era Independence) this season. …

We take a look at the two Carolina USL teams still playing in 2019. (First published October 23)

Happy Wednesday! Yes, we’re in your inbox a day early this week, and with good reason: The USL Championship playoffs start tonight! (Well, technically, they’re the “play-in” games in this expanded postseason, but it’s easier to just call them playoffs.)

We had our resident experts for the two Carolina clubs…

Hoo boy — what a week. And I’m not even talking about that dumpster fire of a U.S. Men’s National Team match Tuesday. (First published October 17)

Happy Thursday! Hoo boy — what a week. And I’m not even talking about that dumpster fire of a U.S. Men’s National Team match Tuesday. No, I’m talking about Asheville and the massive news that dropped Wednesday afternoon and rocked the SNST Slack.

Asheville City has decided to comb down…

The Greenville Triumph are going to the playoffs in their first season. How did they get there? What more can we expect? (First published September 26)

Happy Thursday!

It’s been a darn good week for some of our teams. The North Carolina Courage continued their unrelenting dominance over the NWSL by winning a third straight shield. Charleston Battery took the Southern Derby Cup from the Triangle after a 2–1 win over North Carolina FC. …

Let’s bounce around to a few good stories that involve our Carolina teams. (First published September 12)

Happy Thursday! We’re doing something a little different this week. Instead of spending a lot of time on one big story, we’re going to bounce around to a few stories that involve our Carolina teams. Think of it as “Extra Time” on steroids. Or like a really extra Extra Time.

Johnny Wakefield

Sports fan, neighbor, husband, dad. Not in that order.

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