Charlotte Independence Super Thread

Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by lmfoust, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
    Sold out in Matthews
     
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  2. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    do you think this PDL playoff match will possibly sell-out as well?

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  3. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
    I doubt it because, the Eagles have never really been a great draw and, the interest in Indy has cooled down at the new venue already. Until we get someone who is able to pump some real money (and interest) into the game, we'll be that black sheep.
     
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  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think that I read the Eagles drew nearly 1.200 to this match???
    They host the PDL final with a 3pm kickoff...should be interesting if they can draw even more.
     
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
    https://soccerstadiumdigest.com/2017/11/charlottes-memorial-stadium-back-in-play-for-usl-soccer/

    Sucks knowing the city is mostly being left out of the majors but, I hope this is a sign that this club can make a turn around and find a decent following in the city. Charlotte sports fans are fickle, we don't support the unknown and we barely support the teams we have always had (unless they are winning a lot). Maybe a better investor will come through for phase 2 of expansion and invest in this club the way Malik did the Railhawks. What sucks is that, if Charlotte had an investor make the moves Malik made in Raleigh then, we would be a lock based on location alone.
     
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  8. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    sorry I failed to answer my own question...I know the heat was brutal:
    2017 PDL Championship in front of 1,356
     
  9. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    >I am not from Carolina and don't know the soccer scene other than the followings of the NCAA teams of the area over the years. Do we really think the success of both mens and women's NCAA teams can translate into a well supported MLS team? My first thought is there have been years of students attending NCAA games and maybe played themselves. If they stay and live in Carolina and then have kids etc. , will their interest in soccer go to the next level and supporting a pro team ?
    >Another random. I like the project proposed for downtown Raleigh, if you include all the development around the site.
    If Charlotte has NFL & NBA, Raleigh can have NHL & MLS and i would think, the NWSL. Would seem to spread the all important sports dollars around the state.
    Another random thought part 2.
    >Would it work if Raleigh got MLS, made Charlotte Independence its USL affiliate and then the Eagles its PDL u-23 team? Then put the academy program under the U23 level and you would literally have your entire soccer pyramid in one state, a state that very well could be a producer of soccer talent.
     
  10. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
    The only issue with Raleigh is that Raleigh is not really what it claims to be, it is a large college town and hardly supports the team it has (The Canes) even in their championship season the Canes had mid level attendance. The Hornets are similar but the issue there has always been earning back fans who were burned by the removal of the original team, from the departure of the OG Hornets to the arrival of the Bob's, everybody felt a way about the NBA. I think Charlotte would make a better major league city for all sports due to it's centralized location and dependence on corporations rather than universities but I don't have the money to call the shots. At this point, I'd be cool with Raleigh over any other Southern city not named Miami (Nashville and Tampa).
     
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting. If they were in Greensboro, they would be in Carolina Dynamo country.
     
  13. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That’s one of the funniest relocation threats of all time.
     
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  14. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
    It sucks because, with every detail that comes through the dripping faucet that is the Charlotte MLS expansion bid, the more obvious it becomes that the city & county are the biggest hurdles to clear in getting a stadium & team.
     
  15. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
  16. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
    4-1 over Ottowa. Wasn't able to find attendance numbers.
     
  17. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1,438. Which is not good.
     
  18. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
  19. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
    potential fans*
     
  20. alexspepa

    alexspepa Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    well 2-0 to start out the season...shout out to the fans that braved last saturday night's weather; it was effing brutal.

    see you tomorrow night!
     
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  21. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
    Tied game with AtlU2. Still very low attendance.
     
  22. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. alexspepa

    alexspepa Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe season ticket holders get in free...

    last night a PDL team came in and kicked our ass - scored 2 in the first 5 minutes and we never recovered. A shout out to the few fans that were there on a very stormy night; one guy bought beers for the visiting players on the bench and I noticed about 20 fans cheering the opposition off at the end of the game - very classy!
     

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