Saturday night produced one of the best sports environments in the city of Charlotte, as Charlotte FC began their second season on the MLS pitch in front of 69,435 fans in Bank of America Stadium. While the result wasn't what the majority of those in attendance were hoping for, the near-capacity crowd and rave reviews from those who were there show that Charlotte FC will once again be making big waves with Charlotte sports fans in 2023.
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 […]
Charlotte FC defender tragically dies following a boating accident in south Florida early Thursday morning, the soccer club confirmed. According to Miami Herald, 25-year-old Anton Walkes died Thursday after a Wednesday crash on waters near Miami Marine Stadium. The Miami news outlet reports, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Walkes was found unconscious after […]
Christian Fuchs, Charlotte FC’s first captain for its inaugural campaign, called it a career on Wednesday, announcing his retirement after 19 years of professional soccer. “It has been an incredible journey for me and my family. Not only did we celebrate great success throughout the years, but we have also been able to learn from […]
Charlotte Sports Today was joined this morning by Charlotte FC's number one overall draft pick in the MLS SuperDraft and former Clemson defender, Hamady Diop. The young defender talks about his strengths as a player, the goals he wants to achieve with the club and even which position he thinks he fits best on the back line. "At center back, I can read the game really well and I can make passes that make the game," said Diop. "At full-back I'm really good at defending one on one attacks, I can defend a lot going forward. I like making passes, and breaking lines and that's something I really enjoy doing when I play in the back. I'm comfortable doing both and I'm definitely going to enjoy it." In his time at Clemson, Diop won the 2021 NCAA College Cup, clinching Clemson’s third national title alongside current Charlotte FC goalkeeper George Marks. Diop anchored a Tigers backline that pitched nine shutouts across his 20 starts, while also contributing three goals and three assists. The versatile defender was named to the second-team All-ACC team in both his sophomore (2021) and junior (2022) seasons. He was named to the ACC All-Freshman team in 2020. He also came through Monteverde Academy, the same school that produced current Charlotte FC forward Andre Shinyashiki.
For the first time in club history, Charlotte FC will open a Major League Soccer season in their home building, hosting New England Revolution at Bank of America Stadium at 7:30 PM on February 25th. MLS released the 2023 schedule Tuesday, which included the revelation that The Crown would be the first club to visit […]
Charlotte Football Club removed the interim tag from Christian Lattanzio on Wednesday, making him the team’s permanent first-team Head Coach. Lattanzio led the club following the dismissal of Miguel Angel Ramirez, shepherding the club to an 8-10-2 record. Sporting Director Zoran Krneta, who also received a multi-year extension from the club, credited Lattanzio’s commitment to […]
By Scott Gottlieb Charlotte FC answered the critics on Saturday by staying alive in the MLS Cup playoff picture with a brilliant come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire. After a dismal first half which ended with Charlotte on the wrong side of 2-nil score. However, the second half was an entirely different exercise as […]
After an inspiring 1-0 win on Saturday vs NYCFC, Charlotte FC became the first expansion team to sweep the reigning MLS champions in league history. Unfortunately, even after the win, the team finds itself in 11th place of the Eastern Conference and 6 points out of a playoff spot. With only 4 games left, the […]
The playoff hopes of Charlotte FC took another hit Saturday night after a 2-0 loss to Toronto FC. Charlotte is currently 4 points out of a playoff spot in the MLS Eastern Conference standings but also trails five other teams in the race for the post-season. Charlotte FC dominated the possession for most of the […]