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Highlights from Dean Smith's press conference on 3/21/2024:


 
 
Andrew Crowell - 3/15/2024

How long can we expect Enzo Copetti to be out


Charlotte’s Argentine DP picked up the injury in training earlier this week and will have an MRI today to assess the severity of the injury. Manager Dean Smith began his press conference this week with this news while also admitting that Copetti has not been ruled out for Saturday’s clash with Nashville at Geodis Park...

 

 
Brian Maurer - 3/14/2024

What does the new roster rule change mean for Charlotte FC?


Yesterday, Tom Bogert of The Athletic reported that MLS is expected to make a new roster rule change this summer. The plan is to decouple the Designated Player (DP) spots from the U-22 Initiative slots...


 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Maurer - 3/12/2024

Winning and learning: Charlotte FC's first three games


In MMA Coach John Kavanaugh’s book, Win or Learn, he states that there are two available options in competition; “winning or learning” stated clearly in the title. Here is an assessment of Charlotte FC’s season so far describing the things that are going well as areas they are “winning” in and the areas that the team is struggling in as “learning”...


 
 
 
Ryan Donahue - 3/9/2024

Shaking up the sidelines: New managerial faces are bringing fresh perspectives and results


Many of the new MLS coaches in the Eastern Conference are off to a good start. While the focus of this winter has been the record-breaking transfer window occurring, several teams have received a boost from hiring a new coach and instituting a new culture...


 
Brian Maurer - 3/8/2024

Zoran Krneta on Liel Abada: “I have a very good relationship with Ange [Postecoglou]...[Postecoglou] was very complimentary about him”


Yesterday Charlotte FC announced they were making a club-record transfer, bringing Israeli winger Liel Abada to the Carolinas. Charlotte’s General Manager (GM), Zoran Krneta had this to say about the Israeli international...


 
 
 
 
Brian Maurer - 3/7/2024

Breaking down Dean Smith's double pivot vs. Vancouver


Charlotte FC finished their first leg of a three-game road trip with a draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The 1-1 result was a tale of two halves. One area of the field where the change in team performance appeared to be impacted the most was in Charlotte's midfield. Specifically their double pivot of Ashley Westwood and Júnior Urso...


 
Sam Vanolinda - 3/6/2024

Liel Abada: Charlotte FC's new Young DP


Charlotte FC has reportedly found a new young winger to bolster the attack.


22-year-old Israeli Liel Abada has decided to join Charlotte FC from Scottish club Celtic. He slots in as a Young Designated Player and boasts impressive numbers for one of the most famous clubs in Europe...


 
 
 
Andrew Crowell - 3/1/2024

Crown Legacy will participate in this years U.S. Open Cup


Charlotte MLS Next Pro team Crown Legacy FC will be representing Charlotte in the upcoming U.S. Open Cup...


 
 
 

Highlights from Dean Smith's press conference on 2/29/2024:



 

Highlights from Dean Smith's press conference on 2/22/2024:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Maurer - 2/15/2024

Scouting Report: Nikola Petkovic


Charlotte FC signed the Serbian midfielder to a first-team U-22 Initiative contract. Here is a link to a scouting report done by our Chief Editor Brian last month...


 

Brian Maurer - 2/15/2024

Scouting Report: Tyger Smalls


SuperDraft pick Tyger Smalls recently signed his first professional contract with Charlotte FC. Here is a link to a scouting report done by our Chief Editor Brian back in December...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Maurer - 2/7/2024

Charlotte FC still looking to solve their winger struggles in year three


Two years ago, Venezuelan winger Darwin Machís was set to join Charlotte FC. There was an agreed transfer fee, and the medical had passed. Machís was in Charlotte, but the deal was called off due to legal trouble in Spain, where he had been playing for Granada. The club has yet to recover from that day and find a big-time signing who can slot in on the wing and make a week-in, week-out impact...


 
Brian Maurer - 2/4/2024

Tariqe Fosu on trial at Charlotte FC


According to sources, Tariqe Fosu is on trial at Charlotte FC. The 28-year-old saw action yesterday in Charlotte's 2-2 draw against LAFC. Fosu is a free agent who most recently played in the English Championship for Rotherham United and Stoke City during the 2022/23 season and had four goal contributions (1g/3a). If Charlotte were to secure his services, he would most likely occupy an International roster spot...


 
Ryan Donahue - 2/1/2024

When does the Winter Transfer Window close for MLS/European Countries/Argentina


As the January transfer window comes to a close, MLS teams will look to bring in last minute deals that could help strengthen their sides ahead of the upcoming season. Although the transfer window is closing for important European leagues, this doesn't prevent them from selling or sending players to other clubs around the world that still have their respective transfer windows open. Here is a look at when each respective market will close across the international leagues.


MLS 


The MLS transfer window will remain open through April 23.


Premier League


The Premier League transfer window opened on Monday, Jan. 1, and will close on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. ET.


LaLiga


The LaLiga transfer window opened on Jan. 2 and will close today Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. ET.


Serie A


The window for Serie A opened on Jan. 2 and will close today Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. ET.


Ligue 1


The French window opened on Jan. 1 and will close today Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. ET.


Bundesliga


The Bundesliga window opened on Jan. 1 and will close today Feb. 1 at 12 p.m. ET.


Argentine Primera División


The window for Argentine teams opened on January 22nd and runs until February 18th.


Other Window Deadlines