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Charlotte FC’s biggest signing yet

Charlotte FC’s most expensive player came exactly one month before their inaugural Major League Soccer match. They spent around $5 million on Polish striker...

LaMelo turns heads on and off the court

LaMelo Ball’s latest look received a B+ from local style expert Erica Hanks. The Charlotte Hornets guard sported a winter balaclava and the watercolor summer...

Exclusive: Charlotte FC’s Christian Fuchs explains why soccer jerseys matter so much

Christian Fuchs loves the memories associated with shirts.  Spanning his 17-year career as a professional soccer player, the Charlotte FC defender estimates...

8 things to know about Charlotte FC’s No. 1 overall draft pick

Charlotte FC selected Ben Bender, a sophomore midfielder from the University of Maryland, No. 1 overall in the MLS SuperDraft. Here are eight things to know...

Duke’s Mayo Bowl has entered the NIL chat

Charlotte’s bowl game will look different this year. On the field, the winning head coach will be doused in Duke’s Mayo instead of a sports drink....

A Charlotte native and “icon” of professional soccer retires, but his fight for representation continues

Long before his 10-year professional career as a goalkeeper, long before he became one of the top voices for increasing Black representation in soccer, Brandon...

The Cam effect: How Superman is boosting business at Bank of America Stadium

It’s only been a week since the Panthers announced they’re bringing back Cam Newton. But already the quarterback is reminding the front office...

Save the date: Charlotte FC’s inaugural home match is March 5

Charlotte FC will play LA Galaxy in its inaugural home match on March 5 at 8pm. Less than two months from preseason, fans have a date to mark on their...

Carolina Panthers help refurbish local high school courtyard

The Carolina Panthers spent the afternoon refurbishing a rose courtyard at Harding University High School and painting picnic tables in school colors of maroon...

Cam Newton is coming home

The Carolina Panthers did the unthinkable on Thursday: They brought back Cam Newton. Why it matters: Cam is one of the most beloved — but also hated —...

Charlotte’s minor league soccer mess

During summer 2020, while Charlotte Independence players and fans publicly criticized a team owner for his stance on racial justice, employees had another...

The Duke’s Mayo Classic pumped millions into local economy

About 85,000 tourists visited Charlotte for the Duke’s Mayo Classic games the first weekend of September, spending $26.2 million at hotels, bars,...