Soccer In Charlotte

Nov 20, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

We’re talking futbol.  That’s futbol with a “u.” In other words, soccer. Interest in soccer has been slow to build in this country when compared to the rest of the world but the recent World Cup did wonders to build that interest and next year, Charlotte is getting its very own professional soccer.  We hear from the GM of the Charlotte Independence, the coach of the Davidson team and others. 

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  • Shane Stay - author, Why American Soccer Isn’t There Yet
  • Wade Leaphart - Chief Revenue Officer, Charlotte Independence; Vice President & General Manager, Charlotte Hounds 
  • Matthew Spear - Davidson College Head Men’s Soccer Coach
  • Thomas Finlay - Executive Director of Carolina Rapids Soccer Club