Charlotte, NC – Born in Hopewell, VA, Brad holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Liverpool Management School. A sports enthusiast, he has been involved with soccer as a player and coach for over 25 years. He also created and hosted ESPN Charlotte’s “Second Yellow Soccer Show” in 2016 and continues to work to grow the game in the Charlotte community.
“I jumped into ownership of this team because it’s a unique product with community ownership. The fans have a true voice now in the direction of their team, and I think that is invaluable to the success of soccer in the United States.” said Barnett of the opportunity.
“The addition of Brad will greatly influence progress towards accomplishing all the goals we want as a club, on and off the field. His experience and knowledge will pay many dividends for Charlotte Football Club” said Mike Filipidis, founder of Charlotte FC.
Filipidis has also stated that while things have calmed down, exciting developments are imminent. “We have made great progress in regards to implementing our Supporters Ownership structure and the furthering of the club’s launch. We’ll have some real good news coming in the next few weeks.”
While the timetable for NISA’s inaugural season remains at an impasse, pending results of the October 31st court hearing between NASL and USSF, Filipidis shared the following; “We are looking into all avenues of fielding a team in 2018 and only at Memorial Stadium. Discussions with Memorial have stayed positive and smooth throughout this waiting process”
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