Charlotte FC , a debutant club in MLS , set the new attendance record for a US league game this Saturday, registering 74,479 spectators at Bank of America Stadium in the match against LA Galaxy.
Charlotte, a team founded in 2019 and coached by the Spanish Miguel Ángel Ramírez, surpassed the previous record of 72,548, set by Atlanta United in 2019 against the Galaxy.
Not even in the playoffs, the qualifiers that deliver the MLS champion title, were numbers like those achieved by MLS in Charlotte, since the record was 73,019 spectators in December 2018, always with Atlanta as the protagonist.
“The truth is, I didn’t think before I came that there would be this passion and this desire to have a football team, but since I arrived, people have transmitted to me and transmit to me a great passion for football. They are super excited about having to a team that they can follow,” Ramírez said on the eve of Saturday’s record game.
“It’s an MLS record and also a personal record, because I’ve never had the opportunity to be the manager of a team where there were so many spectators in a stadium. I feel very excited, very lucky to have this support,” he added.
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