Charlotte Talks
2:28 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Soccer In Charlotte

Credit Alan Levine / Flickr

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. 

Read more
Local News
2:17 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

World Cup Fandom Hurts GDP Growth, UNCC Economist Finds


Two soccer powerhouses, Germany and Argentina, will compete this weekend in the World Cup final. The tournament is the most watched sporting event on Earth, but that passion may have negative economic ramifications, a UNC Charlotte economist has found.


Read more
5:10 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

English Premier League's Manchester City, Liverpool May Play In Charlotte

Bank of America Stadium may soon be home to top tier international soccer.
Credit gbein83/Flickr

Charlotte already hosts a number of major sporting events each year.  There are the NASCAR races – of course, and Panthers and Bobcat games.  But later this summer the city may briefly be home to two of the best professional soccer teams in the world. 

Read more