MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - Soccer fans have reason to be excited with the announcement that the Charlotte Independence, a USL professional soccer team, will be facing off against the current Liga MX Champions Club Santos Laguna S.A. de C.V.
It will be an international friendly Wednesday, September 5, at the Sportsplex in Matthews.
Santos Laguna are the reigning champs in the top division of the Mexican Football Federation. The six-time league champs average a league title once every five years and they hold the record for most goals scored in CONCACAF Champions League with 120.
"This game is a great opportunity for players to play a game against a top International club," said Independence Head Coach Mike Jeffries. "I am really happy for the organization and our players. It will be a day where we hope to get an incredible turnout and make it a really fun evening."