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Charlotte FC to Part Ways with Ecuadorian International Alan Franco

By Brian Maurer

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Charlotte FC are set to part ways with midfielder Alan Franco. Although Argentine side Talleres de Cordoba has officially posted that he has joined the club the deal is not yet finalized. Sources confirmed that Alan Franco refused to travel with the team for Charlotte FCs crucial game against CF Montreal this weekend.

Signed on a one-year loan by Charlotte FC back in December, Franco made ten appearances with nine starts for the Black and Blues. Before signing with Charlotte FC, Franco had spent two seasons with Atlético Mineiro, and five seasons with Independiente del Valle. At Independiente, Franco won the Copa Sudamericana while playing for Miguel Angel Ramirez (MAR), Charlotte FC’s inaugural coach.

Franco’s departure opens up an international roster spot, which Charlotte FC can utilize during the summer transfer window. By opening up international roster spots Charlotte FC give themselves additional roster flexibility when making signings during the summer window.