CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 15, 2022) – North Carolina FC closed their 2022 USL One season with a 5-1 loss to the Charlotte Independence at American Legion Memorial Stadium Saturday night. The team finishes with 30 points for the season and an eleventh-place finish in the table. Charlotte clinches their third consecutive playoff berth with the win.
Charlotte struck twice in a five-minute span in the first half to take the lead, getting a goal from Christopher Hegardt in the 35th-minute then Gabriel Obertan in the 40th minute. That 2-0 scoreline would go into the dressing room. Out of the half, NCFC showed good fight with a flurry of chances before Oalex Anderson broke through, off a feed from Max Flick, with a well-placed roller into the side netting in the 52nd minute.
Charlotte answered just one minute later; however, and would tack on a pair more to pull away down the stretch.
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NC (4-4-2): Nick Holliday, Christian Lue Young, Britton Fischer (Gustavo Fernandes – 62’), Jordan Skelton ©, Max Flick, Pecka (John McDowell – 86’), Raheem Somersall (Nicolás Molina – 62’), Nicolas Rincon (Marvin Mariche – 62’), Jaden Servania, Oalex Anderson, Garrett McLaughlin
Subs Not Used: Will Pulisic, Luis Arriaga, Nelson Martinez
CLT (4-3-3): Adrian Zendejas, Koa Santos, Hector Acosta, Shalom Dutey, Clay Dimich, Chris Hegardt (Miguel Ibarra – 69’), Omar Ciss, Quinn McNeill (Ayrton Paez – 84’), Tresor Mbuyu (Tomas Maya – 86’), Gabriel Obertan (Ibrahim Conteh – 69’), Khori Bennett (Illia Shevtsov – 85’)
Subs Not Used: Austin Pack, Carson Talboys, Illia Shevtsov,
NC: Oalex Anderson – 52’ (Flick)
CLT: Christopher Hegardt – 35’ (Obertan); Gabriel Obertan – 40’ (Mbuyu), 54’ (Dutey); Tresor Mbuyu – 59’; Shevstov – 84’ (Ciss)
NC: Jordan Skelton – 17’; Christian Lue Young – 41’; Jaden Servania – 61’
CLT: Shalom Dutey – 66’, Khori Bennett – 72’