Charlotte Smashes MLS Record And Inspires World W/ Acapella National Anthem


Over the weekend, the city of Charlotte came together to make Major League Soccer history. During Charlotte FC’s debut game against LA Galaxy at Bank of America Stadium, we gathered a total attendance of 74,479 screaming soccer fans – the highest attendance ever seen at an MLS game.

Our number flew past the previous MLS record of 73,019, set by Atlanta United during the 2018 MLS Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Saturday night’s game in Uptown Charlotte also set another record for the most inspiring national anthem the world has ever seen.

Organizers had commissioned Michelle Brooks-Thompson to sing the national anthem before the match started, but just a few seconds into her performance, technical issues caused her mic to shut off.

The packed crowed responded by erupting in a stadium-sweeping chorus of tear jerking patriotism.

Charlotte FC ultimately lost to the LA Galaxy in a final score of 0-1, but if our fan passion holds up, major league soccer in Charlotte looks to have a very bright future.

Did you attend Saturday’s game? 

What were your thoughts?