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Charlotte FC sign Leicester City D Christian Fuchs

Oct 3, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Closeup of an MLS soccer ball before the match between the Columbus Crew and FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

MLS expansion club Charlotte FC signed Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs.

The 35-year-old left back will join Charlotte in January 2022 ahead of their inaugural season.

“As we continue to add to our Charlotte FC roster, we are proud to welcome Christian to the club. He is an experienced and proven leader, who has played consistently at a very high level,” Charlotte FC sporting director Zoran Krneta said in a statement on Sunday. “As a versatile defender who can cover several positions in our defense, Christian will have an integral role in building a competitive team from the beginning.”

Fuchs made 152 appearances over six seasons with Leicester City, including nine this season. He helped the club win the Premier League title in 2015-16 and the FA Cup in 2020-21.

“I’m impressed with Charlotte FC’s vision for building a successful team,” Fuchs said in a team release. “… Alongside a diverse staff who make up this club, we can lean on the soccer community from all over the world to create even more of a competitive and hardworking CLTFC family. I look forward to starting from day one to help make Charlotte FC a winning club.”

The Austrian international previously played in the German Bundesliga with Bochum, Mains and Schalke before joining Leicester City in 2015.

–Field Level Media