CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Independence has re-signed franchise leading goal scorer Jorge Herrera, who recorded a career-high and team-high 13 goals last season.
“Re-signing with the Independence is a big deal for me,” Herrera said. “I’ve been with the team since day one, and I’m just happy to commit another season to the team.”
The 38-year-old Herrera is two goals back of Indy Eleven forward Dane Kelly (67) for the all-time lead in USL Championship regular season goals.
“He’s been a permanent fixture since the start of the franchise and he’s a player with a great engine,” coach Jim McGuinness said. “He’s the right type of person, as well. It’s really important we continue to build around the guys who have been around the club for a number of years, and add guys with the right mentality.”
Herrera becomes the eighth player added to the 2019 rosters. McGuinness launches training camp on Monday.
The Independence opens the USL season March 15 against Indy Eleven at the Sportsplex at Matthews. Visit www.charlotteindependence.com or call 704-206-1515 for tickets.