• A Family Affair: Soccer and our kids

    Seeing the ball hit the net for the first time in 2021, cheering for last-minute winners, and yes, sports-hating on our rivals together – these are the memories that this new Charlotte MLS team has given me the chance to create with my family.
  • 2 Weeks of MLS games: 2 Sentences and 1 Big Question

    The 2020 Major League Soccer season is now underway, and we've been given the first glimpses of what this season could become. So what better way to break down the first two weeks than by giving you a two-sentence review and one big question for each of the 26 teams?
  • One man's 2020 MLS preseason predictions

    As the league continues to improve, the races to become the best of the best in MLS will be even tighter in 2020. Who's in line to win each of the league’s individual honors at the end of the season? And what teams will be hoisting trophies this year? Let's find out, as we look at 14 different honors available in 2020.
  • Let's get ready to MLS Fantasy in 2020

    The 2020 Major League Soccer season kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. with DC hosting Colorado, and with that, the 2020 MLS Fantasy season kicks off as well. Whether you’re brand new to fantasy soccer or if you’ve been playing EPL/MLS Fantasy for years, we’re excited that you’re here. 
  • From East to West: Our 26-team MLS season preview

    Today, we preview all 26 teams before the 2020 Major League Soccer season. There's a lot in here, from contenders to pretenders, incoming new stars to retiring fan favorites, last season overview and predictions for the future, and a potential starting XI for each team. Let's go!

  • The new CBA's impact on MLS Charlotte

    Charlotte will be entering the league at a time of growth, and the terms of the new CBA will go a long way in allowing the team unprecedented options in how they structure the team in year one.
  • 7 Days in Spain: Creating a Culture

    I couldn't help but look on with some envy, hoping that soccer in America might reach these heights, that Charlotte's team would not only win on the field, but bring a starving fan base with it for generations to come.
  • 5 advantages for Charlotte's new MLS club

    Charlotte MLS has advantages to leverage that will carry beyond the hyped first season when "the new car smell wears off" in a historically fickle sports market.
  • MLS 101: Conferences and Rivalries

    At the end of this period of expansion, MLS will have 30 teams, which will be the most of any top-flight soccer league in the world. Buried within two conferences are a myriad of rivalries (and cups), and what fun are sports without rivalries?
  • MLS team HQ at Eastland moving forward

    It has been nearly eight years since the City of Charlotte tore Eastland Mall down. Now it looks like there’s a plan for the long-neglected site, and yes, it involves Charlotte’s MLS team. 
  • February means MLS! But first, Concacaf Champions League

    What you may not know is that there are plenty of meaningful and competitive matches happening sooner than the regular season opener, matches which involve the top teams in Major League Soccer.
  • First Steps into a Larger World

    It's time for us to strike – time to join in on the goodness that's happening here, time to take our first big collective steps into the Charlotte soccer world, and time to build relationships that will make 2021 an inaugural season to remember.