By: Scott Gottlieb
Charlotte FC is hosting the New England Revolution this Saturday in the 2023 MLS season-opener.
Here is everything you need to know:
WHEN AND WHERE: Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. EST at Bank of America (Gates Open at 5:30)
WHERE TO LISTEN: MIX 107.9 (A change for this match due to a conflict with the Charlotte Hornets on Sports Radio 92.7 WFNZ)
2022 RECORDS AND STANDINGS: Charlotte FC 13-18-3 (42 Points, 9th East) New England 10-12-12 (42 Points, 10th East)
2023 OUTLOOK: Charlotte FC had a fascinating 2022 inaugural campaign by winning a stunning 10 of 17 home matches at the Fortress (Bank of America Stadium). Although falling just shy of the playoffs, they enjoyed an impressive run to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup before falling to the eventual runner-up New York Red Bulls.
Coming into this year the men in Blue have had a very busy offseason on and off the pitch.
Off the pitch, the team has been very aggressive in acquiring several high-profile talents such as Enzo Copetti (A Goal Scoring #9), Ashley Westwood (A Veteran Premier League Midfielder), and Bill Tuiloma (A defender in a trade with Portland).
On the field, a very successful pre-season resulted in 3 wins while displaying a pace and tempo of Soccer, that Charlotte fans will be proud to watch. Led by team captain Karol Świderski. The depth of this team may be one of its greatest assets.
There is certainly a buzz in Queen City! With a crowd of over 60k that is expected for tomorrow’s match. The Fortress will certainly be the place to be. If you can’t make the game, no worries, you can tune in live on 107.9 FM as Jessica Charman and Will Palaszczuk will have the call!
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