Crown Legacy FC is an American soccer team that is located in Matthews, North Carolina. It is the reserve team of Charlotte FC and participates in MLS Next Pro.

Crown Legacy FC
Full nameCrown Legacy FC
FoundedAugust 4, 2022; 18 months ago (2022-08-04)
StadiumMecklenburg County Sportsplex
Matthews, North Carolina
OwnerCharlotte FC
PresidentDarrius Barnes
ManagerJosé Tavares
LeagueMLS Next Pro
20231st, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: Conference Semifinals
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History edit

On March 31, 2022, Charlotte FC announced it would field an MLS Next Pro team under the leadership of president Darrius Barnes.[1] The club had previously affiliated with the Charlotte Independence of USL League One for the 2022 season.[2] The team was one of seven MLS-affiliated clubs that would join MLS Next Pro in 2023.[3]

The club's name, Crown Legacy FC, and circular logo were announced in January 2023 following a delay due to the death of Charlotte FC defender Anton Walkes.[4] The inaugural season is scheduled to begin on March 26.[5]

Stadium edit

Crown Legacy FC will play their home matches at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex in Matthews, North Carolina. The complex's main stadium has a capacity of 5,000 spectators. Charlotte FC has trained at the facility since 2022.[4]

Players and staff edit

Current roster edit

No. Pos. Player Nation
61 MF Gurman Sangha   Canada
66 MF Philip Mayaka   Kenya
71 FW Josué   Brazil
80 FW Marko Filipović   Serbia
88 MF Thiago   Brazil
MF Jean-Aniel Assi   Canada
DF Julian Bravo   United States
GK Nick Holliday   United States
MF Erik Pena   United States
MF Cameron Duke   United States
DF Willian Sangoquiza (on loan from América de Quito)   Ecuador
FW Jack Sarkos   United States
FW Dylan Sing   United States
  1. ^
    Signed to first team contract with Charlotte FC.
  2. ^
    Charlotte FC Academy Player.

Staff edit

Coaching staff
Head coach José Tavares
Assistant coach Kevin Sawchak
Assistant coach Pedro Mané
Goalkeeper coach Brian Edwards

References edit

  1. ^ Spanberg, Erik (March 31, 2022). "Charlotte FC to bolster player development with addition of MLS Next Pro team in 2023". Charlotte Business Journal. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  2. ^ Zietlow, Alex (February 22, 2023). "What is Crown Legacy? It's what gives Charlotte FC roster options it's never had before". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  3. ^ "Seven MLS-affiliated clubs to join MLS Next Pro in 2023". MLS Next Pro. August 4, 2022. Retrieved August 4, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Spanberg, Erik (January 30, 2023). "Charlotte entry in MLS Next Pro circuit will be known as Crown Legacy FC". Charlotte Business Journal. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  5. ^ Zietlow, Alex (March 14, 2023). "Crown Legacy FC releases its 2023 schedule. Here's how to watch Charlotte FC's future". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved March 14, 2023.

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