Charlotte Independence are an American soccer team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They play in the United Soccer League, the third tier of the American soccer pyramid. They are affiliated with the Major League Soccer (MLS) team the Colorado Rapids. They play their home games at Ramblewood Soccer Complex.
The Charlotte Independence were founded in 2014. They took over the USL Pro franchise of the Charlotte Eagles, who moved into the amateur Premier Development League (PDL).
The Independence lost their first game to Charleston Battery 3-2 on March 28, 2015 at Transamerica Field. Jack Thompson scored the team’s first ever goal in the 13th minute.