Charlotte FC captures first win in franchise history in thrilling fashion against New England Revolution

By Jonathan Lee 

March 20, 2022

Photograph: Charlotte FC 

It was a evening of firsts for Charlotte’s most recent skilled sporting activities crew.

Charlotte FC rode a high quality 1st 50 {194d821e0dc8d10be69d2d4a52551aeafc2dee4011c6c9faa8f16ae7103581f6} of play and the skillful striking of Karol Swiderski to the franchise’s initial victory in Big League Soccer, a 3-1 earn over last year’s normal time champions, the New England Revolution. 

Charlotte began improperly in their preceding three matches, but came out intending to manage the match early in opposition to a New England workforce who had just performed at in excess of 7.000 toes of elevation in Mexico three times prior in the Concacaf Champions League. Scoring in the game’s sixth minute. Swiderski, the club’s to start with Selected Participant signing, took a go from Alan Franco and sent a remaining footed blast past the diving New England goalkeeper providing Charlotte, and its rabid fan base, the early lead they so coveted. 

New England battled back again, denying Charlotte goalkeeper Kristijian Kahlina a shutout (or clear sheet in soccer parlance) when Kahlina arrived way too significantly out of his goal, committing a foul that would give the Revolution a penalty kick prospect. Carles Gil scored quickly, tying the match early in the second 50 percent. 

Charlotte FC did not let New England get any nearer, and Swiderski wasn’t finished scoring ambitions. Just 3 minutes just after the Revolution tied the video game, Swiderski once all over again showed the club why they invested so greatly in him, having a move from Ben Bender, going leading net higher to choose a 2-1 lead in the 57th moment.

After allowing a late objective to Atlanta final 7 days, nerves in the stands ended up frayed, hoping to not concede one more crushing purpose and lacking out on a possibility to rejoice a win at home. Charlotte FC’s coveted No. 1 draft choose Ben Bender made certain the followers and supporters would go property content. Midfielder Jordy Alcivar, looking at his very first game action of the season, broke away in front of the New England web, drawing three defenders to him, dropping off a go that Bender would not skip, torching the back again of the aim and giving the property group what would be an insurmountable 3-1 guide in the game’s 64th minute. Bender capped his initial at any time MLS objective with a karate kick of the sideline marker. 

“We pay the selling price [in training] for nights like tonight,” said head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez post-match. “Goals, celebrations, lovers, we are worthy of it simply because of the function we are performing, the way we are participating in.”

When the ultimate whistle blew, and Charlotte FC experienced their to start with get, and thoughts flowed, as players and staff personnel celebrated with flag waving lovers and supporters. 

Charlotte FC nonetheless hasn’t experienced their full solid of gamers. Injuries, in time trades and International participant signings keep on to evolve a roster that continues to be in flux. But for one night time, all the things came jointly for their to start with earn in franchise heritage. An night that will undoubtedly be remembered for decades to appear. 

Charlotte FC returns to Financial institution of The us Stadium on Saturday, March 26 against FC Cincinnati at 5 p.m. The match will air on WSOC-Television and Telemundo Charlotte.

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