CHARLOTTE (Dec. 18, 2020) — Charlotte Football Club today announced the team has acquired experienced MLS midfielder Brandt Bronico from the Chicago Fire. In addition, Charlotte FC will receive Chicago’s fourth-round pick in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for Charlotte’s 2022 fourth-round pick.
Bronico joins Charlotte FC after four seasons (2017-20) with the Chicago Fire. A fan favorite in Chicago, Bronico made 66 appearances, including 40 starts, notching two goals and eight assists in his four seasons with the Fire. Bronico joined Chicago as a third-round choice (47th overall) in the 2017 SuperDraft.
Bronico played collegiately for the Charlotte 49ers from 2013-16, scoring 25 goals and adding 23 assists. As a senior in 2016, Bronico was named the Conference USA Player of the Year and second-team All-America after scoring nine goals, including four game-winners.
A native of High Point, N.C., Bronico played on youth teams for NC Fusion and Carolina Dynamo under current Charlotte FC Technical Director Marc Nicholls.