by Michael Lowrey
How big a draw is soccer in Charlotte? We’re going to find out in about three months… The schedule:
July 15: The previously announced CONCACAF Gold Cup doubleheader with Cuba playing Guatemala followed by Mexico taking on Trinidad & Tobago.
July 25: The just announced contest in The International Champions Cup between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. That’s definitely a marquee match up. If Chelsea and PSG somehow sticks in your mind, there’s a reason for that. They played back in February. Some Chelsea fans that were singing racist taunts tried to prevent a black passenger from boarding a Paris Metro train.
Both the Gold Cup and the ICC have played in Charlotte in recent years and have drawn well. But can Charlotte support both when they’re only 10 days apart?