2019 Charlotte Independence season

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Charlotte Independence
2019 season
PresidentJim McPhilliamy
Head coachJim McGuinness (until June 12)
Mike Jeffries
StadiumSportsplex at Matthews
U.S. Open CupSecond round
Highest home attendanceLeague/All: 3,544
(June 15 vs. Birmingham)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 1,217
(July 7 vs. Pittsburgh)
All: 500
(July 7 vs. Florida Soccer Soldiers, USOC R2)
Average home league attendance1,762
Biggest win4–0
(September 28 vs. Hartford)
Biggest defeat0–3
(April 20 vs. NCFC)
(Sept. 21 vs. Swope Park)

1–4
(June 2 vs. Ottawa)
← 2018

The 2019 Charlotte Independence season is the club's fifth season of existence, and their fifth in the USL Championship, the second tier of American soccer.

Background[edit]

Club[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of June 20, 2019[1][2]

No. Position Player Nation
2 Defender Brendan McDonough (on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps FC)  United States
3 Defender Hugh Roberts  United States
4 Midfielder Jake Areman  United States
5 Defender Steven Thicot  France
7 Forward Dominic Oduro  Ghana
8 Midfielder Isaac Angking (on loan from New England Revolution)  United States
9 Forward Niki Jackson (on loan from Colorado Rapids)  United States
10 Forward Jorge Herrera  Colombia
11 Forward Valentin Sabella  Argentina
13 Midfielder Kevan George  Trinidad and Tobago
15 Midfielder Ricardo Bocanegra  Mexico
16 Forward Cabwey Kivutuka  Congo
17 Defender Clay Dimick  United States
18 Defender Aaron Maund  United States
19 Midfielder Enzo Martínez  Uruguay
21 Forward Zyen Jones  United States
22 Defender Joel Johnson  Liberia
23 Midfielder Alex Martínez  Uruguay
26 Midfielder Afrim Taku  Albania
29 Defender Abdoulie Mansally  Gambia
31 Midfielder Henry Cordova ([A])  United States
32 Midfielder Ryan Baer ([A])  United States
33 Goalkeeper Brandon Miller  United States
47 Defender Hassan Ndam (on loan from FC Cincinnati)  Cameroon
50 Goalkeeper Lucas Hatsios ([A])  United States
66 Goalkeeper Joshua Old ([A])  United States
Goalkeeper Brandon Barnes (on loan from Forward Madison)  United States
  1. ^ USL Academy Contract

Competitions[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

All times in regular season on Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00)

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

USL Championship[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 Loudoun United FC (E) 33 10 6 17 52 62 −10 36
13 Atlanta United 2 (E) 33 9 8 16 45 74 −29 35
14 Charlotte Independence (E) 33 8 11 14 39 52 −13 35
15 Memphis 901 FC (E) 33 9 7 17 36 50 −14 34
16 Bethlehem Steel FC (E) 33 8 7 18 48 73 −25 31
Updated to match(es) played on October 16, 2019. Source: USL Championship Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(E) Eliminated.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
19 4 8 7 21 28  −7 20 4 1 4 15 16  −1 0 7 3 6 12  −6

Last updated: July 7, 2019.
Source: Matches

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Updated to match(es) played on September 28, 2019. Source: Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss; P = Postponed

Matches[edit]

The 2019 USL Championship season schedule for the club was announced on December 19, 2018.[3]

All times in regular season on Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00)

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

As a member of the USL Championship, the Independence will enter the tournament in the Second Round, to be played May 14–15, 2019[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Independence Announce First Signings". United Soccer Leagues (USL). January 8, 2015. Archived from the original on January 15, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Team". September 9, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "2019 USL Championship Schedule Unveiled". Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Format and Schedule Finalized". Retrieved February 15, 2019.