Hundreds of North Carolina FC Fans Gather at City Market to Support the Team’s MLS Bid

Hundreds of North Carolina FC Fans Gather at City Market to Support the Team’s MLS Bid

Yesterday evening, hundreds of Oak City soccer fans flooded downtown Raleigh in support of the North Carolina Football Club’s January bid for a Major League Soccer franchise. The night began around four thirty with a march from London Bridge Pub and ended with a rally in City Market, sponsored by Lonerider, which gave out free beer .

The rally, held in conjunction with a visit from MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott, was part of an effort to make Raleigh stand out among the dozen other cities across the nation—including Charlotte—vying for a MLS franchise.

North Carolina FC was established in 2016 and has quickly become one of the largest youth-to-professional soccer organizations in the nation.…

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