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Men’s soccer remains flawless, routes Coastal Carolina 1-0

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer remains flawless, routes Coastal Carolina 1-0

Matej Dekovic took advantage of a corner kick from Brandt Bronico, heading the ball past the Coastal Carolina goalie and giving Charlotte a 1-0 lead that they would possess for the remainder of the game.  The 49ers (3-0-0) pushed past Coastal (1-3-1) with Elliot Panicco in the goal, whom has yet to allow a goal this […]

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Brandt Bronico: Eyes on the prize

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Brandt Bronico: Eyes on the prize

The first season Brandt Bronico was on a soccer field he could be found sitting on the bench, crying.  Over ten years later Bronico now leads the 49ers men’s soccer team on and off the field. “My parents signed me up for a rec league and I cried the first whole season and sat on […]

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Soccer stays perfect behind a downpour of goals

| September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Soccer stays perfect behind a downpour of goals

The No. 19-ranked Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team (2-0-0) cruised by the Rutgers Scarlett Knights 5-0 Sunday afternoon at Transamerica Field, using another shutout from their defense and two goals from sophomore defender Callum Montgomery. After the victory, head coach Kevin Langan said, “Similarly to our last game, we were very dynamic offensively with guys […]

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Charlotte wins in home opener over Hofstra

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte wins in home opener over Hofstra

The No. 22-ranked Charlotte 49ers used two goals and an assist by Marco Sunol-Rojas to sprint by the Hofstra Pride 6-0 Monday night at Transamerica Field, making for an almost perfect start to their 2016 campaign. “From the first whistle we looked like a team,” said head coach Kevin Langan. “We were just desperate to […]

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Charlotte starts exhibition slate with victory over Belmont

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte starts exhibition slate with victory over Belmont

The Charlotte 49ers left Transamerica Field Tuesday night with their first victory in exhibition play 5-0, as Bronico led the way with two goals and an assist for the 49ers, backed by a strong defensive outing, showing promising signs for the 2016 season. “Some of our attacking play looked fairly good and I was very […]

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Columbus Crew select Kyle Parker 31st overall

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Columbus Crew select Kyle Parker 31st overall

The Columbus Crew selected Charlotte 49ers forward Kyle Parker with the 31st pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft Thursday evening. Parker’s advancement into Major League Soccer (MLS) follows standout 49ers, Giussi Gentile who was selected by the Chicago Fire in the 2014 MLS Waiver Draft and Donnie Smith who was selected 21st overall in the 2013 […]

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Charlotte falls to No. 1 Wake Forest in NCAA tournament

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte falls to No. 1 Wake Forest in NCAA tournament

After an evenly fought battle through 82 minutes in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Wake Forest found the back of the net, ending Charlotte’s College Cup run Saturday, Nov. 21, evening. The 49ers men’s soccer team found themselves pitted against the No. 1 seeded team in the tournament, Wake Forest. Entering the 83rd minute, Jon Bakero gave […]

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Bronico’s late goal secures victory in NCAA tournament

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bronico’s late goal secures victory in NCAA tournament

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team welcomed the Radford Highlanders to Transamerica Field Thursday night for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Charlotte played aggressive defense from the start and held Radford to only six shots on their way to the 2-1 victory. The game was back and forth for the majority of the […]

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Charlotte upset by Marshall on penalty kicks

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte upset by Marshall on penalty kicks

Harrison Steadman scored the lone goal in the 49ers penalty shootout loss to Marshall in the first round of the C-USA Tournament Wednesday night. After a scoreless double overtime, the Thundering Herd advanced to the semi-finals on penalty kicks, 5-3. “Well I mean it’s soccer,” Charlotte head coach Kevin Langan said. “We had like 28 […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte’s road to another C-USA title

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte’s road to another C-USA title

Another Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer regular season is in the books and for the 31st time in school history, the 49ers will play in the conference postseason tournament. However, this year’s competition has slightly more meaning to it as Transamerica Field’s lustrous lights will illuminate the faultlessly trimmed green pitch. Your official 2015 #CUSAMSOC Champ […]

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Charlotte shuts out UAB in season finale

| November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte shuts out UAB in season finale

In the final game of the regular season, behind a spirited defensive effort, the 49ers shutout the Blazers securing a No. 2 seed in the C-USA tournament next week. “It was a great result on the road,” Charlotte assistant coach Kyle Gookins said. “It was a good way to end the regular-season. We now will […]

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49ers drown Seahawks in home finale

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
49ers drown Seahawks in home finale

Behind goals from Kyle Parker, Brandt Bronico and Maclean Holbrook, the 49ers capped off their final home game of the regular season in style on a rainy Tuesday night, defeating UNC Wilmington. The 49ers entered halftime down a goal to the Seahawks after UNC Wilmington’s forward Daniel Escobar headed in a cross past Charlotte goalkeeper […]

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Halloween night haunts the 49ers

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Halloween night haunts the 49ers

As the time ticked down in the second half of play, down by one goal, Charlotte’s Kyle Parker dove to meet a cross from Brandt Bronico, emphatically heading it past Kentucky’s goalkeeper Callum Irving. Despite Parker’s dramatic, equalizing goal in the final minute of regulation, the 49ers fell the 16th-ranked Wildcats in extra time. “I […]

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49ers trounce New Mexico

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
49ers trounce New Mexico

Led by Brandt Bronico and Kyle Parker, the Charlotte 49ers picked up their fifth consecutive win Tuesday night on the road in New Mexico. Win the 2-0 shutout over New Mexico, Charlotte holds onto their first place stop atop the C-USA standings with only three games remaining. Also, Charlotte controls their own destiny as they […]

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Bronico, Parker lead 49ers to win over #22 South Carolina

| October 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bronico, Parker lead 49ers to win over #22 South Carolina

Charlotte’s Brandt Bronico and Kyle Parker led the way Friday night, scoring early in the match propelling the 49ers to a shutout win over no. 22 South Carolina. The win moved the Charlotte 49ers to the top of C-USA men’s soccer standings. “Our back four and Austin Pack were incredible,” Charlotte 49ers head coach Kevin […]

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Parker, 49ers dismantle Hokies

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Parker, 49ers dismantle Hokies

On a chilly Tuesday night, donning their vibrant yellow tops in honor of “Beat Childhood Cancer” night, the Charlotte 49ers dominated the Hokies in a five-goal affair. The yellow jerseys that each of the 49ers’ field players wore were auctioned off post-game with all the proceeds going to the Levine Children’s Hospital. Kyle Parker continued […]

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Parker and Bonilla lead Charlotte to win over FAU

| October 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Parker and Bonilla lead Charlotte to win over FAU

Kyle Parker and Dominic Bonilla led the 49ers in a second half explosion, scoring two goals on the way to a road win over Florida Atlantic University. “It was a good road win,” Charlotte head coach Kevin Langan said. “I was pleased in how we stayed the course tonight. We had numerous scoring chances but […]

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Charlotte routs Marshall

| October 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte routs Marshall

Led by Kyle Parker, Zhuvonte Wilson and Mark Sloan, the Charlotte 49ers routed the Thundering Heard, scoring three goals on a wet, windy and rainy Saturday night. “It was wet and a hard battle,” Wilson said. “We came out and didn’t let the weather affect us. We were both playing in the same weather and […]

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Questionable call decides Charlotte’s loss against #5 Clemson

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Questionable call decides Charlotte’s loss against #5 Clemson

The referee pointed to the spot in the 77th minute, awarding the fifth-ranked Clemson Tigers a penalty kick that would ultimately seal Charlotte’s fate in a hard fought game Tuesday night. Malcolm Stewart dove in with a challenge on the Tiger’s attacker late in the second half. Stewart unbalanced the Clemson forward enough for the […]

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4 reasons why the Charlotte 49ers can win the C-USA title despite rocky start

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
4 reasons why the Charlotte 49ers can win the C-USA title despite rocky start

It’s not often that one of the nation’s best teams returns nine starters for the following year. The Charlotte 49ers did just that, entering the 2015 campaign ranked in the top-25 with understandable, lofty expectations. The early schedule was not favorable for Charlotte, falling to the reigning national champions on the road in their season […]

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