HIGHLIGHTS: Crown Legacy vs. Huntsville City
Matthews, NC (Sunday, March 26, 2023)- Crown Legacy FC earned a point in the Club's inaugural match in MLS NEXT Pro against Huntsville City FC.
Forward Brandon Cambridge scored the first-ever goal for CLFC, netting a penalty in the 29th minute that was set up by a handball. Defender Nick Scardina scored a last second equalizer in the 93rd minute to force the match to kicks from the penalty mark in hopes of an additional point. Huntsville City FC took the additional point in the shootout, edging out Crown Legacy FC 4-3.
Charlotte FC Homegrowns Jack Neeley, Nimfasha Berchimas and Brian Romero each made their professional debuts in the match. Neeley and Berchimas were featured in the starting XI while Brian Romero joined the match in the 80th minute.
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Huntsville City FC (0W-0L-1D-1SOW, 2 pts.) vs. Crown Legacy FC (0W-0L-1D-0SOW, 1 pt.)
March 26, 2023 – Sportsplex at Matthews | Matthews, North Carolina
Huntsville City FC secures victory via penalties (4-3)
HCFC: Azaad Liadi (Kemy Amiche) 8’
CLFC: Brandon Cambridge (penalty) 29’
HCFC: Azaad Liadi (Jonathan Bolaños) 72’
CLFC: Nicholas Scardina (unassisted) 90+3
HCFC: Jonathan Bolanos (caution) 2’
CLFC: Chris Hegardt (caution) 10’
HCFC: Sean Suber (caution) 14’
CLFC: Ben Bender (caution) 21’
CLFC: Andrew Privett (caution) 46’
CLFC: Brandon Cambridge (caution) 47’
HCFC: Adem Sipic (caution) 88’
HCFC: Isaiah Johnston (caution) 90+2’
HCFC Starters: Ben Martino; Josh Drack, Sean Suber, Ahmed Longmire, Chrisnovix N’sa; Danny Griffin (Cyrus Rad 88’), Joey DeZart, Kemy Amihce (Oliver Wright 58’), Jonathan Bolaños (Joey Skinner, 74’); Nick Law (Isaiah Johnston 74’), Azaad Liadi (Adem Sipic 74’)
Substitutes: Shaun Joash, Perrin Barnes, Alejandro Carrillo, John Berner
CLFC Starters: Russell Shealy; Hamady Diop (Adam Armour 75’), Jan Sobocinski, Jack Neeley, Nicholas Scardina; Andrew Privett (Phillip Mayaka 65’), Chris Hegardt (Brian Carmona Romero 80’), Benjamin Bender (David Poreba, 65’); Brandon Cambridge, Patrick Agyemang, Nimfasha Berchimas (Thiago Rodrigues da Costa 65’)
Substitutes: Nate Silveira, Ervin, Cruz-Garcia, Gurman Sangha, João Guilherme, Santana de Oliveira
LOCATION: Mecklenburg County Sportsplex, Matthews, NC
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