We Are Charlotte FC
Building The First XI

Christian Fuchs

The Premier League Champion and Leicester City defender will join the new MLS expansion team in January 2022.

The former Austrian national team captain won the 2015-16 Premier League title and the 2020-21 English FA Cup.

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Christian Fuchs
Sergio Ruiz

Sergio Ruiz

Charlotte FC announced the signing of its first-ever professional player, Spanish midfielder Sergio Ruiz

The 25-year-old arrives via transfer from Spanish second division side Racing Santander, whom he represented as captain.


Riley McGree

Charlotte FC has announced the signing of its second-ever professional player, attacking midfielder Riley McGree.

The 21-year-old Australian international arrives via transfer from Adelaide United, having also spent time in Europe with Club Brugge.


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Riley McGree
Brandt Bronico

Brandt Bronico

Bronico became the third-ever signing for Charlotte FC on Dec. 17, 2020.

A veteran MLS midfielder, Bronico joined Charlotte FC following four seasons with the Chicago Fire FC (2017-20). While with the Fire, Bronico played in 66 matches with 40 starts and recorded two goals and eight assists.

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Jan Sobociński

Jan Sobociński became Charlotte FC’s fourth inaugural roster signing on February 16th 2020.

Sobociński, a left-footed central defender, has represented Poland at U21 level and played in the 2019 U-20 World Cup. Sobociński has recorded a total of 88 domestic appearances, and has registered six goals.

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Jan Sobociński

Our name is Charlotte Football Club,
but we are bigger than one city.

We were born an expansion team.
We don’t believe in starting small.

We only know how to go big.

To play big, it takes all of us.

If you love the beautiful game, you belong here.

If you call the Carolinas home, you belong here.

We are made of North and South.
We come from around the world.

We play as one.

We are Charlotte FC. Welcome to the Club.


Honoring Charlotte’s history minting American legal tender, and embodying its modern ascendance as a major financial capital in the US, our crest is inspired by a classical coin.

A clean, circular shape; a bold black-and-white palette to feature an engraving-style typeface, and commemorative MINTED •2022• markings create a unified balance of bold, contemporary graphics and historical references.

The centerpiece of the crest, a four-point crown, symbolizes the royal legacy behind our city’s name, while celebrating Charlotte’s four original wards. Set in a distinctive blue, the Charlotte FC crest is Carolina through and through.

Inspired in equal parts by Charlotte’s heritage and its future, our club crest is a badge of belonging to a city on the rise.

Executive Staff

David A. Tepper

David A. Tepper – Owner

David Tepper is the owner of Tepper Sports and Entertainment and Charlotte Football Club. Also the owner of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, Tepper has long been an advocate of sustained team success, and his community. Originally from Pittsburgh, Tepper is considered one of the most successful investors of his generation.

Tom Glick

Tom Glick – President, Tepper Sports & Entertainment

Tom Glick is the president of Tepper Sports and Entertainment. He oversees all business operations of the Charlotte Football Club as well as the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Glick as a rich history in MLS and international soccer, overseeing a number of departments with City Football Group, which includes Premier League side Manchester City. He also helped launch MLS club New York City FC in 2015, serving as team president.

Zoran Krneta

Zoran Krneta – Sporting Director

Zoran Krneta was named sporting director of Charlotte Football Club in December 2019. He founded the global sports agency, Star Sports & Entertainment, in 2005 and has identified and brokered contracts for more than 150 soccer players across the globe. He is responsible for all on-field operations, recruiting coaches and support staff, identifying and signing players for the MLS roster and creating the youth development academy.

Nick Kelly

Nick Kelly – President, Business Operations

Nick Kelly was hired as President of CLTFC after six years with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev). He was most recently their Vice President of Partnerships, Beer Culture and Community, overseeing company partnerships in sports, music, and entertainment fields. Kelly has a soccer marketing background, since AB InBev has sponsorship agreements with over a dozen MLS clubs and has partnered with international tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup, Olympics, International Champions Cup and Copa America.

Technical Staff

Marc Nicholls

Technical Director

Bobby Belair

Director of Player Personnel

Patrick Daka

Head of Individual Development/U12-13 Head Coach

Brian Edwards

Academy Goalkeeper Coach

Alicia Fogarty

Academy Nutritionist

Jorge Herrera

Academy Coach

Karyn Latorre

Academy Head Athletic Trainer

Dan Lock

Academy Manager

Devon Manifold

Academy Head of Performance

Alex Martinez

Academy Head of Recruitment

Spencer Regier

First Team Manager

Mark Simpson

Head of Analytics/U14 Academy Coach

Sara Smith

Education and Welfare Coordinator

Business Operations

Jessica O’Neill

Director of Marketing & Communications

Nicole Salmon

Director of Finance

Dustin Swinehart

Director of Community Engagement

Natalee Jarrett

Client Services Manager

Leah Rodgers

Manager of Ticket Sales & Services

Alexandra Schmidt

Field Marketing Manager

Garrett Thibodeaux

Ticket Operations Manager

Taylor Banner

Graphic Designer

Kayala Walker

Ticket Operations Assistant