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The 2024 MLS season got underway last week, and Charlotte FC kicked off their third season, with a 1-0 home win over NYFC. It was the first win for the club in a season opener, and it turned heads around MLS, after The Crown entered the season with little expectations, despite coming off a playoff appearance last season. Charlotte moved on Christian Lattanzio after he oversaw a team that left many points on the pitch and struggled to hold leads late in matches. They brought in Dean Smith, and his impact was apparent in the opener, with FC more organized from start to finish.

Will Palaszczuk, the Voice of Charlotte FC, joined the Wes & Walker Show on WFNZ earlier today as he does every Wednesday. He broke down the win over NYCFC, why Dean Smith impressed in his managerial debut with Charlotte FC, and why the win, was more of a sign of things to come, as opposed to being just a flash in the pan.

You can listen to the Wes & Walker Show daily, from 12-3 PM, on Sports Radio 92.7 WFNZ, and the WFNZ app.

Charlotte FC will be back in action this Saturday at 7:30 PM. Pregame coverage starts on the Charlotte FC Radio Network at 7 PM, with coverage available on 92.7 and the WFNZ app.