Charlotte FC hosts the defending Eastern Conference champions New England Revolution on Saturday in a MLS matchday 4 fixture. Charlotte is 13th in the conference table at 0-0-3 on zero points with a goal difference of -5. In its first season in the MLS, Charlotte has opened with three consecutive losses. Charlotte began the season with a 3-0 set back on the road to DC United, followed by a 1-0 loss at home to the LA Galaxy and last weekend lost on the road 2-1 to the Atlanta United.
Charlotte is only the third expansion club in the history of the MLS to lose each of its first three matches in league play. Toronto FC lost its first four during its first season in 2007 while Miami lost the first five in its inaugural campaign in 2020. Adam Armour scored the first goal in Charlotte club history in its loss last weekend to Atlanta.
New England is ninth in the conference table at 1-1-1 on four points with a goal difference of zero. New England was defeated by UNAM 3-0 in the second leg of its quarterfinals CONCACAF Champions League tie. In MLS action, New England opened its regular season with a 2-2 draw on the road with Portland, followed by a 1-0 victory at home over FC Dallas and was defeated by Real Salt Lake at home last weekend 3-2.
Last weekend's loss to Real Salt Lake was disappointing as New England jumped out front to 2-0 lead only to lose. It was the first time that the Revolution have lost a match at home after leading by two goals since 2007, when losing 4-3 to the Kansas City Wizards. Carles Gil, Sebastian Lletget, Jozy Altidore, Brando Bey and Emanuelle Boateng have each scored one goal for NE. Adam Buksa has a team-high two assists.