Christian Fuchs joins USL side ahead of Charlotte FC debut

Charlotte FC player Christian Fuchs will join USL Championship side Charlotte Independence for the remainder of the 2021 season as the MLS expansion team prepares to debut in 2022. 

The Independence is a second division team featuring in the Atlantic Division of the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference. The side began competing in 2015 and has qualified for the conference quarterfinals on three occasions. 

“Being able to add a player of Christian’s caliber and experience to our roster is a huge win for the Independence,” Independence head coach Mike Jeffries said in a statement. “We are delighted to have him join our group.

“In addition to his on-field experience and ability, Christian is a consummate professional. His quality of play, experience with top clubs, and leadership adds tremendously to our group. I wish to thank Zoran Krneta and the Charlotte FC staff for working with us to bring Christian onto our roster.”

The defender joined Major League Soccer in June after six years with Premier League side Leicester City, where he won the 2015-16 league trophy and the 2020-21 FA Cup. 

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