Brad Young Former Discoveries SC Player Promoted, Brandon Anselmo's New Journey in Finance

We are delighted to welcome Brad Young, who has been working with the CISC Youth Academy in York County, to the clubs Full Time staff beginning in the New Year. Brad, who was previously a player with Discoveries SC, has had a big impact on the players and staff during his short period as a coach with the club. Charlotte Independence are delighted to have him play a more prominent figure within the club moving forward and see him as someone who will have a positive impact on and off the field in the future. 

On accepting the new role within the club, Brad said “I’m excited to be coming back home to join the Charlotte Independence staff. I know what it means to play in this area as an athlete, and I’m eager to work with this soccer community in a different role.”

“We’re delighted to add Brad to the club.  He is committed to the clubs values and development philosophy.  He will play an important role in the club for years to come.  Please welcome Brad to the Independence when you see him,”  said Tom McEnery Boys Director CISC South.  

“As we welcome Brad it’s important to recognize a good friend and coach, Brandon Anselmo.  Brandon has decided to change direction in his career and will relocate to Philadelphia and the financial world.  Over the last few years, Brandon has played a significant role in the clubs transition from the merger and membership experience through Covid.  An excellent professional we know Brandon will be successful in many years to come”.  

Brandon began his association with the club as a player, progressing through the Development Academy pathway with the Carolina Rapids. Winthrop university became his home for his collegiate soccer career, where he was part of the 2015 Championship team and graduated 2019. 

On leaving the club Brandon said, ”I want to thank the club for everything you did for me in the past two years. I have been given one of the best experiences I will have in my life. The club have always believed in my ability to produce for the Independence and for that I am thankful. It is difficult to find confidence as a young professional in a new job, but the club made it easy by continuously supporting me and granting me more responsibility. I will always be grateful to the Charlotte Independence, and I wish you and the club all the best for the future.”

Erin Lykon

Director of Marketing & Branding
Charlotte Independence
Soccer Club

980.265.4790 Email Erin

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