Charlotte FC to host Vancouver at Bank of America Stadium


This marked the first match between the two teams.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Daniel Rios scored on a tap-in in the 85th minute to send Charlotte FC to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.

Vancouver (3-7-2) grabbed a 1-0 lead just two minutes into the match when Tosaint Ricketts took advantage of a Christian Fuchs miscue in the box to find the back of the net.

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Charlotte (5-7-1) answered in the 8th minute when Andre Shinyashiki snuck a header past Vancouver’s Max Anchor, who was an emergency starter because of injuries. Cristian Ortiz had an assist on Rios’ match-winner.

Charlotte outshot the Whitecaps 10-6 but Vancouver had a 4-3 edge in shots on goal.

Kristijan Kahlina made three saves for Charlotte.

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Charlotte FC recently announced that the club will host English Premier League side Chelsea FC for a friendly match on July 20 at Bank of America Stadium.

The match is part of this summer’s FC Series event featuring international matches across the United States. The series concludes with a stateside derby between Arsenal and Chelsea, two of the world’s most popular and successful professional soccer clubs, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on July 23.

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