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Oppo Research: 5 Things about Charlotte FC

We learn about the strengths and weaknesses of a Charlotte that have never, ever lost to NYCF.

Former Rangers FC star Scott Arfield just signed a Designated Player contract with Charlotte and could feature in Wednesday's game | Courtesy Charlotte FC

Hudson River Blue spoke with Daniel Bramlette of Charlotte Soccer Show, the podcast and Twitter account that tells the story of Charlotte FC “one pint at a time,” to learn more about the team that New York City FC face tomorrow — and have never beaten: Here is your NYCFC vs Charlotte preview. 

1. Restless fans

Hudson River Blue: Charlotte FC got off a roaring start last year – good crowds, good crest – but fell short of making the playoffs. This year, a stronger team are running hot and cold: They beat the LA Galaxy in sunny California, then went on a five-game winless streak that saw them take only three points out of a possible 15. (I know, glass houses.) What’s the mood in the stands at Bank of America Stadium these days?  

Daniel BramletteMood in the stands is a little restless. I personally am still having a great time every week with my supporters end season tix and turn every home matchday into the event of the weekend, but it’s obviously reached the stage of the franchise where the crowds are a little thinner in the stadium from the first three to six months last year. One thing the club focuses a lot on is turning each game into a party at the stadium regardless of match results, and that has worked up til now, but without more wins will not work for a whole lot longer.

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