Charlotte FC player could make his debut at Bank of America Stadium next week

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Charlotte FC’s latest signing could play here next week.

Ecuadorian midfielder Jordy Alcivar , the Major League Soccer expansion franchise’s eighth signing, may be the first to play at Bank of America Stadium.

Details: Ecuador plays Mexico in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium on Oct. 27. While Ecuador’s final roster has not been announced, the 22-year-old is expected to make the squad.

  • Alcivar is Charlotte’s second South American signing.
  • Reports linked him to Charlotte FC head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez in 2020, who got his start as a head coach in Ecuador.

Why it matters: Charlotte FC’s inaugural season kicks off in early 2022. Next week’s match will be the first full-capacity opportunity to test soccer in the area since Charlotte was awarded a franchise in 2019.

  • Charlotte’s first season was scheduled for 2021 and ultimately delayed a year due to the pandemic.
  • Soccer fans have had a chance to see three signings play in Charlotte leading up to next season, Adam Armour, Brandt Bronico and Christian Fuchs with the Charlotte Independence in USL Championship.
  • This would be the first time fans get to see a player represent his national team.

Bonus: This would be Alcivar’s first appearance for Ecuador, making it a special moment for him and Charlotte FC fans.

Between the lines: Alcivar’s signing included a trade of sorts, another first for Charlotte. The club traded $100,000 in general allocation money (GAM) to FC Cincinnati for his discovery process.
  • The trade is not official until the league’s trade window reopens this winter.
  • Each team can put seven players on a discovery list, which is primarily for foreign players.
  • A player can’t be signed/approached until they are on your discovery list.
  • Once signed, a player leaves Charlotte’s discovery list.

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