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CLT vs ATL Rivalry
can it elevate to the MLS with the teams?
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Are you interested in joining a soccer supporters group in Charlotte?
The QC Royals are having a Zoom interest meeting on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7 pm.
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The Charlotte MLS team headquarters and practice facility will be located at the old Eastland Mall site.
East Charlotte will finally get the economic catalyst neighbors have long desired
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Charlotte MLS Appoints Technical Director
CHARLOTTE — Charlotte MLS has appointed Marc Nicholls as Technical Director, the club announced Tuesday.
The two-time U.S. Soccer Coach of the Year has a strong track record of developing players at national and international standard, including the development of more than 20 U.S. youth internationals in the past 12 months.
Nicholls’ wealth of experience in player development, scouting, coaching and strategic planning will be crucial to the inception and growth of Charlotte MLS.
“Marc is a crucial addition to our team,” said Tom Glick, president of Tepper Sports and Entertainment. “He brings a wealth of experience in Major League Soccer and our region, and he has built high performing teams.
“It’s great to have him join us right now, as we build from the ground up, including constructing our youth academy, establishing partnerships with other soccer organizations, confirming our coaching methods and laying pathways for young players into our senior team.”
Nicholls comes to Charlotte MLS following a highly successful tenure as Director of Player Development with the Seattle Sounders, where his leadership and development philosophies resulted in the transition of 15 academy players to MLS and the USL in the past three seasons.
Nicholls’ approach to finding and developing talent has also delivered a high level of tournament success. Most notably, the Sounders’ 2019 U-17 side became the only MLS representative to reach the final of the Generation Adidas Champions Division after a win over Valencia’s U-17s.
Nicholls now returns from the Pacific Northwest to North Carolina, where he previously spent eight years in technical roles. His successes in the region have included coaching positions with the North Carolina Fusion and pioneering technical leadership roles with Greensboro United and the Winston Salem Twins.
“I’m delighted to be joining Charlotte MLS,” Nicholls said. “I was immediately struck by the quality of the people and the vision of our leadership group. This area has great soccer tradition, and although it is our ambition to have worldwide appeal, we can’t wait to build a club that will represent the region.”
Nicholls currently sits on the MLS Player Development Sub-Committee and is a member of the Education Department at U.S. Soccer, where he holds a mentoring role for club leaders and coaches.
Nicholls is Charlotte MLS’ second technical staff appointment, following the arrival of Sporting Director Zoran Krneta.
“Marc’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we work together to build Charlotte MLS and get us ready for 2021,” said Zoran. “His expertise and outstanding record of achievements to date in developing young players, along with his deep understanding of the soccer landscape in the area, make Marc the natural choice for this role.
“I am looking forward to working closely with Marc to bring soccer success to Charlotte.”
Charlotte MLS will make further additions to the soccer operations staff in the coming weeks.
 

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A look at the standing-only Supporters Section for Charlotte MLS fans
 

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In the latest edition of “Between 2 Pints,” technical director Marc Nicholls tells
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why he hopes Charlotte MLS will be “horrible to play against."

 

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Charlotte MLS recruits NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon to be face of new team

The latest addition is Tiffany Blackmon as a host and producer, after she’s worked as an on-air reporter for the NFL Network covering the Carolina Panthers since 2015. Both teams are owned by David Tepper, whose quest to bring MLS to North Carolina was made official last December.

“From my days of playing travel soccer, I always equated Charlotte and the Carolinas with soccer,” Blackmon told content producer Ryan Bailey in an interview on the team’s site. “This city is due for a team and is so deserving of it. And knowing how this fanbase is, I don’t think you could find a better fit.”

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...fl-networks-tiffany-blackmon-be-face-new-team
 

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CHARLOTTE — The soccer world may find itself in an unprecedented moment of inactivity, but Charlotte MLS’s progress in building its inaugural first-team roster is in full flight.

“We have been working hard on building the first-team roster since January, via an international scouting network,” says Scouting Director Thomas Schaling.

The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the potential for scouts to put boots on the ground, but Charlotte MLS has maximized the opportunity to seek talent via data analysis and video technology.

“The lockdown has been challenging for all of us, but we have not been sitting on our hands,” says Special Advisor Steve Walsh, the man who scouted the players behind Leicester City’s incredible Premier League title win in 2016. “It has given the recruitment team the time and opportunity to fully research all potential targets.

“We are using the latest technology in soccer recruitment, and we have the tools to watch practically every player on the planet in their most recent games. There has been no let-up in our pursuit of a team the fans can be proud of.”

Schaling and Walsh have been working closely with Sporting Director Zoran Krneta and Technical Director Marc Nicholls to put the roster together. But over the past few months, the scouting department has been bolstered by the addition of three internationally renowned talent identification experts: Lisandro Isei, Davor Brasanac and Vincent van Raam.

“We have worked hard to find the talent that will help us find talent,” says Schaling. “The scouting department and the academy are two of the vital lifelines of any club. Lisandro, Vincent and Davor are three of the first people we wanted for our scouting department, which means a substantial part of that team has now been formed.

“Even when there are no games being played, they have been very successful in finding key targets and keeping within our timeline.”

Here’s a little more about the scouts who are helping shape the Charlotte MLS roster:

Meet the Charlotte MLS Scouting Team - Charlotte MLS 2021
 
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