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

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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? 

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