Charlotte FC entered this week in the best spot they had been all season in the table. The squad had won five of six in MLS contests despite being one of the more banged up teams in the league and having one of the more grueling schedules in the league in the past month. On Saturday night, the fatigue and injuries seemed to catch up to them, as they put together one of their worst defensive performances of the year in a 4-2 loss to Columbus Crew.
We knew it was going to be a tough ask for Charlotte FC to go from Los Angeles to Philadelphia to face the defending Eastern Conference champs on a short turnaround. Add in the fact that the team was still without forwards Enzo Copetti, Kamil Jozwiak and McKenzie Gaines and it was nearly an impossible task.
As the English Football season comes to a close, the magic of Decision Day has emerged into the spotlight, causing some in the American soccer media to question, would MLS benefit from the addition of promotion and relegation? The visibility of the league continues to grow, especially with Apple’s Billion-dollar gamble to try and centralize […]
Charlotte FC used some late-night magic to score a set-piece goal in the 73rd minute to give The Crown a 1-0 victory over LA Galaxy on Saturday. Karol Świderski poked in a beautiful flick off of an equally brilliant corner-kick service from Justin Meram for the game’s only tally. Świderski’s goal ties Enzo Copetti for […]
To start Thursday’s edition of The Kyle Bailey Show, Kyle recapped the Canes getting swept by the Florida Panthers. This led to Kyle asking the question of which pro sports team in NC has the best chance to win a title first. Kyle first gave credit to the Hurricanes for being both the only pro […]
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.
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 […]