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Charlotte Independence Release Pre-Season Schedule

It wasn't just the regular season that got released on Tuesday. The Independence also let us know friendlies they will be participating in.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday the Charlotte Independence learned their USL opponents (they open at home to Louisville City FC) but lost in that announcement was the preseason schedule.  Charlotte will play a total of six preseason matches as they prepare for their second season in USL.

The pre-season schedule:

Saturday, 27 February--vs North Carolina State University

Thursday, 3 March--at Winthrop University

Saturday, 5 March--vs University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Saturday, 12 Marc--vs Carolina RailHawks

Sunday, 13 March--at Davidson University

Saturday, 19 March--at University of North Carolina Charlotte

The preseason matches will be crucial for Charlotte as they have just ten current players on the roster and will be looking to bring together a squad that can compete for a USL playoff spot.  In 2015, Charlotte fell just one point outside of a playoff spot and will be looking to change that in 2016.  In addition, there will be several players from Colorado Rapids that will go on loan with the Independence and it will be interesting to see how Gaffer Mike Jeffries blends these players together.