Charlotte FC show 'resilience' in first-ever away win

Charlotte FC created another piece of history on Sunday with a first away win in club history.

Naturally, 's latest franchise have had plenty of firsts across its expansion season. The first match against DC United, first home game against the LA Galaxy, first goal scored by Adam Armour, first win against the New England Revolution in Week 4.

And yet, despite being far more competitive than anyone on the outside predicted them to be, still hadn't managed a road win. That was until the Crown walked away from PNC Stadium 2-1 victors against the thanks to a Matias Vera own goal and a 74th-minute strike from Andre Shinyashiki.

10th time lucky for Charlotte FC.

"Very important [win]. Very important because it’s the first [road win] of our young history, so you create belief," interim head coach Christian Lattanzio said after the match. "That creates belief that we can go away and win."

Despite their unfavorable away record to this point, it's not like Charlotte have been rolling over or taken apart. Five of their seven defeats on the road so far have been by just a one-goal margin, while they haven't lost by more than three goals in any of them - the 3-0 loss against DC United has been their heaviest but that was also their first-ever match.