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Orlando City 2022 Match Preview: Charlotte FC

Christopher Adams
Apr 23, 2022; Commerce City, Colorado, USA; Charlotte FC head coach Miguel Angle Ramirez during the
Apr 23, 2022; Commerce City, Colorado, USA; Charlotte FC head coach Miguel Angle Ramirez during the / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Key Players

ST Karol Swiderski

Charlotte's first DP and top striker had a great run of games a few weeks ago and still looks like a top-class MLS forward when fully healthy. If he gets an inch of space he can get a quality shot off. In the box he reminds me a lot of a younger Josef Martinez.

CM Jordy Alcivar

The Ecuadorian midfielder is another player technically listed as a DP (though he'll be bought down) and he's produced. He drives the play forward and makes things happen for Charlotte on both ends. He scored a goal of the week with an olimpico against Atlanta.

CM Ben Bender

Charlotte got value out of the SuperDraft with first-overall pick Ben Bender from Maryland. The midfielder/winger has a ton of skill for a young player and is one of the more creative players on this team.

GK Kristijan Kahlina

Charlotte decided to buy a goalkeeper from abroad, often a risky decision, but the Croatian shot-stopper is elite at what he does. He has some of the best shot-stopping analytics in the league and can make unreal passes in possession.

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