Charlotte FC

CHARLOTTE – In an evening that can only be described as unforgettable, Charlotte FC broke the MLS attendance record in its first home match at Bank of America Stadium. In front of a raucous record crowd of 74,479 at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte FC failed to score in its second match, as Efrain Alvarez’ […]

The voice of MLS on FOX John Strong joined Kyle Bailey on Wednesday’s edition of The Clubhouse as he previewed Charlotte FC’s first home match against the LA Galaxy and how big he expects the atmosphere to be in the Queen City this weekend. The interview started with John previewing what is looking to be […]

The first match in the history of the expansion MLS franchise in Charlotte, the Charlotte FC, is now less than four days away, as the team travels to Washington DC to take on DC United in their opening match. Charlotte FC is coming off of a winless preseason down in Charleston, but there is a good feeling around the team following the final friendly against Inter Miami over the weekend, where the team got its first goal in 2-1 loss where Miguel Angel Ramirez said that he felt the team played much better than the score showed.

Charlotte FC today announced Will Palaszczuk and Jessica Charman as the English-language radio announcers for all CLTFC matches on the Club’s flagship station WFNZ. Palaszczuk will handle play-by-play duties while Charman will provide color commentary. Charman is believed to be the first full-time female radio color commentator in MLS history. “We’re thrilled to have Will […]

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Charlotte FC, in conjunction with Radio One, today announced the Club’s first-ever radio partnership with WFNZ, which will become the Club’s English-language radio partner. Radio One will broadcast most matches on its flagship station WFNZ, while the remaining matches will be carried on its sister station, WBT-AM 1110. “This is an excellent day for soccer […]

The inaugural season for Charlotte FC is nearing, as last night they held their expansion draft, adding three players to their roster for the upcoming 2022 season. Today their full schedule for the season was released. Last night on Sports Radio FNZ, our very own Willie P hosted draft coverage for the club and followed that up with a visit on Wilson & Norfleet. Willie was asked about the playing model we can expect from Charlotte FC in Bank of America Stadium, and he replied:  An attacking style. He (Miguel Angel Ramirez) wants to play on the other side of the pitch. He wants to have an aggressive mindset. He wants to have very fast wingers and forwards that can keep the ball centralized, and in the attackng zone. 

Bank of America Stadium was the focus of the Queen City sports fan on Tuesday night and for the first time in a while it wasn't about the struggles of the Panther franchise that has some concerns about its future. Instead, the focus was on the MLS expansion franchise that held its expansion draft as they selected five players for the new franchise. Forward Orrin McKinze Gaines II (Austin FC), defender Anton Walkes (Atlanta United) and Joseph Mora (D.C. United) were the players selected by the franchise that they held on to at the conclusion of the night and will be a part of the inaugural season of MLS soccer in Charlotte. The team also selected defender Tristan Blackmon (Los Angeles Football Club) and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (New York City FC), both of whom were traded to other teams in exchange for valuable General Allocation Money (GAM) that can be used in free agency.

Charlotte FC has announced its first home opener date and opponent as they will host the LA Galaxy on March 5th in an 8 PM contest expected to be nationally televised. The club will open its first weekend on the road during the February 26th match weekend, setting the stage for the standalone home opener […]

Charlotte FC Head Coach Miguel Angel Ramirez sat down with WFNZ’s Will Palaszczuk for his first exclusive interview with a Queen City media source. Ramirez arrived in town two weeks ago and is in the process of helping to form the club’s roster in time for its opening match on February 26th. The native of […]

Charlotte FC Head Coach Miguel Angel Ramirez’ brings a varied and interesting background to his new perch in the Queen City. Ramirez, who hails from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands of Spain, started coaching in his home country at the Academy level before moving to posts in Greece & Qatar doing similar work. His […]