7-6-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro baseball, basketball and soccer

By Richard Walker The Charlotte FC Major League Soccer expansion team now has its first coach, according to The Athletic and Associated Press. The franchise, which begins play in 2022, will hire 36-year-old Miguel Angel Ramirez. Ramirez will join Charlotte FC after coaching the Brazilian club Porto Alegre International to an 11-7-4 record to start […]

Charlotte 49ers to meet North Carolina in 2021 NCAA men’s soccer tournament

By Richard Walker The Charlotte 49ers will be making their 15th NCAA men’s soccer tournament appearance against a familiar opponent in a 2021 spring tournament that will be played exclusively in North Carolina. The 49ers (6-3-1) will play the University of North Carolina (7-4-3) in the second round on Sunday, May 2 at 5 p.m. […]

Soccer’s oldest N.C. rivalry? When Mecklenburg meets Wake County, it’ll continue state finals matchups that first began in 1978

By Richard Walker When Myers Park meets Cardinal Gibbons for the N.C. 4A high school state boys soccer championship, it’ll continue one of the state’s oldest soccer rivalries. It’s not the matchup between the two teams that will play at 11 a.m. at Koke Booth Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, it’ll be the […]