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 […]
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 […]
Charlotte FC has had many “arrival moments” during its first MLS season, but The Crown may have just had its most seminal moment. After the first goal, first victory and long-awaited first road victory were in the books, the club needed one more achievement to boast. Its first blowout victory. A close match for much […]
Charlotte FC has drawn a road match with the New York Red Bulls in the Round of 16 in the 2022 US Open Cup. CLTFC’s first road visit against Red Bulls was originally ticketed for the final weekend of the season on Decision Day, but the US Open Cup tie will precede that on either […]
Less than three months after earning a promotion from Charlotte FC President to Tepper Sports & Entertainment CEO, Nick Kelly has resigned from the organization. David Tepper elevated Kelly to the role in February following the departure of previous executive Tom Glick, during a series of moves in a reorganization of the group. Kelly had […]
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