Clemson alum signs first professional contract and joins Independence after clubs reach affiliate agreement for 2022
CHARLOTTE, NC (Tuesday, April 5, 2022) – Charlotte FC today announced the club has signed midfielder Quinn McNeill to a contract through 2022 with options for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons. The midfielder will spend the 2022 season on loan with the Charlotte Independence.
The 23-year-old started 22 matches in 2021 for Clemson University scoring four goals and assisting four more on the way to winning the NCAA National Championship.
“Quinn joined us for part of preseason and really impressed in the training sessions, so we’re delighted to sign him to his first professional contract. It’s important for him to get minutes as he continues to develop as a player and we’re thankful to the Independence for taking him on loan for the season,” said Sporting Director Zoran Krneta. “The Independence have been good partners for us since our inception by providing our players a place to gain important minutes and we look forward to continuing that affiliation throughout the 2022 season.”
Charlotte FC and the Charlotte Independence have signed an affiliate agreement for the 2022 seasons meaning players signed to MLS contracts can be loaned back and forth between the clubs throughout the season.
CLTFC players Adam Armour, Brandt Bronico and Christian Fuchs all played for the Independence in 2021. Guzman Corujo also trained with the USL side after arriving from Uruguay last fall.
Transaction: Charlotte FC Signs Quinn McNeill; Loans Midfielder to Charlotte Independence for 2022 Season.
Name: Quinn McNeill
Weight: 160 lbs
Date of Birth: August 30, 1998
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Last Club: Clemson University
How Acquired: Signed Contract