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Charlotte FC FAQs

By TopBin90

Photo courtesy of Charlotte FC

Where can I watch Charlotte FC play? 

If you are trying to watch Charlotte FC in person, the team plays at Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte. Half of their games are on the road at other team’s stadiums. 

If you’re trying to watch Charlotte FC play on tv then you’ll need MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Apple TV has the exclusive rights for all MLS games for the next decade. MLS Season Pass is $79.99 for the year if you’re an Apple TV subscriber or $99.99 for non Apple TV subscribers. You can also get the service for free if you have a T-Mobile plan. 

Who are Charlotte FC's designated players? 

Karol Świderski is a forward and Polish International player who was signed as a designated player for Charlotte’s inaugural season. He was the team’s first DP signing. In his first season he managed 10 goals and became most comfortable in the play making role. 

Kamil Jóźwiak was Charlotte FC’s second designated player and was signed early into their first season. Jóźwiak, like Świderski, is Polish but hasn’t had as much success with the international team. Jóźwiak most commonly plays left winger where he provided 3 assists in the 2022 season. 

Enzo Copetti is Charlotte FC’s third and newest designated player signing. Copetti was brought in from Argentine Club, Racing, where he was amongst the league’s top goalscorers.

Who is Charlotte FC's captain? 

Ashley Westwood is the current captain of Charlotte FC. The former Burnley player acquired the armband almost immediately after arriving at Charlotte. Christian Fuchs was captain the majority of the team’s first season in 2022. 

Who was Charlotte FC's first captain?

Defender Christian Fuchs was Charlotte FC's captain for their inaugural season in 2022. Afterwards he announced his retirement and has joined the Charlotte FC coaching staff as an assistant coach.

Will Charlotte FC be building their own stadium?

Bank of America Stadium is the home of Charlotte FC for the foreseeable future. There has been $50 million in renovations put in place to make Bank of America Stadium more soccer specific. These changes include significant renovations to the Lowe’s East Gate, an upgraded main concourse and supporter’s bar, soccer specific locker rooms, a player tunnel, and new on-field seating. 

Where does Charlotte FC train? 

Charlotte FC’s brand new 52,000 sq. ft. facility will be located at 8600 McAlpine Park Drive. The facility will feature 4 world class fields amongst other amenities. This location will be the training site for Charlotte FC from Spring 2023 onward. This project cost approximately $1 million to complete. 

Crown Legacy FC and Academy teams will also train at this location. 

Does Charlotte FC have a developmental team?

Yes, they have a developmental team called Crown Legacy FC. They play in MLS NEXT Pro, and are beginning their inaugural season in 2023.

Where can I watch Crown Legacy FC play? 

Crown Legacy will be playing their matches at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex in Matthews, NC. Their first match is against Huntsville City FC on March 26th, 2023. You can see them play in person for about $15. 

If you have MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app, you can watch all of their matches their as well. 

How many teams does Charlotte FC’s academy have?

There are 4 Charlotte FC Academy teams. The age groups are U14, U15, and U17.They have also added a fourth team that will be joining the Premier Division of the UPSL. There is also a Discovery Program for the U12 and U13 age groups. 

Where can I learn about the Charlotte FC academy? 

Follow this link to see the academy team’s schedules and standings in MLS NEXT.

Charlotte FC have also added an academy team to the UPSL. You can follow their inaugural season here.

Who is Charlotte FC's head coach?

On October 26th, Christian Lattanzio signed a contract through 2024 with an option for 2025. Lattanzio has been in charge since Charlotte FC’s first ever head coach, Miguel Angel Ramirez, was fired on May 31st, 2022. 

Who is Charlotte FC's all-time top goalscorer? 

Karol Świderski is currently Charlotte FC’s top goalscorer. He managed to score 10 goals in the 2022 MLS regular season. 

Who is Charlotte FC's biggest rival?  

Atlanta United is considered Charlotte FC’s biggest rival. They are the closest team to Charlotte and have a fan base that is similar in stature. Atlanta was first formed in 2017 and enjoyed an MLS Cup win in 2018.