Charlotte’s new Major League Soccer team is following the sport’s traditional European and South American style of having just the city name and no formal nickname, will be known as Charlotte FC.
The name announced Wednesday was selected over options that included Charlotte Athletic FC, Charlotte Sliders FC, Charlotte Town FC, Charlotte Monarchs FC, Charlotte Fortune FC and Carolina Crown FC.
Team owner David Tepper, who also owns the Panthers, says “we had some fun with the brand name. It should say to fans, ‘this is real, this is happening.’ COVID or no COVID, we are getting ready (to play). It’s an exciting day for sure.”
The team, scheduled to start play in 2022.