By Jorge Gonzales
Image courtesy of Charlotte FC
Charlotte FC are looking to cut short Cristian "Titi" Ortiz year loan with the Black and Blues this transfer window. The Argentine has found life difficult at Charlotte, in 15 MLS appearances the playmaker has just managed to register 1 goal and 2 assist. When Interim head coach Christian Lattanzio was asked about the exclusion of Cristian in the 27 men squad that featured against Chelsea his response was "I prefer not the talk about that and let the club" further adding to the speculation of the playmakers eminent departure.
In January, Charlotte FC signed Cristian Ortíz from Mexican side Club Tijuana on a year loan with an option to purchase. At Tijuana Titi made 17 appearances in Liga MX after joining from Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle, where he scored 19 goals and provided 10 assists.
Cristian Ortiz will become the second player to depart Charlotte FC after Ecuadorian International Alan Franco’s loan deal was also cut short with the player signing for Argentine side Talleres de Cordoba. With the departure of Ortiz another International slot will also open up in the Crowns roster. It is to note that no additions have been made to this squad but we are beginning to see changes in this inaugural roster as two men that Miguel Angel Ramirez requested are no longer part of the plans moving forward.