Charlotte FC waive attacking midfielder Titi Ortiz


Charlotte FC have waived attacking midfielder Titi Ortiz, terminating his loan from Liga MX’s Club Tijuana. 

He joined the expansion team in mid-January under former head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez, ahead of their debut Major League Soccer season. His contract initially ran through the 2022 season with a purchase option. 

He contributed one goal and two assists across 15 games for Charlotte FC before departing. 

“The club would like to thank Titi for his time in Charlotte and wishes him the best in the future,” Charlotte said in their release.

Ortiz is the second outgoing signing who played under Miguel Angel Ramirez at Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle, joining Alan Franco on the list. Franco was loaned out to Argentina’s CA Talleres in late June.

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Despite its limited time in MLS, the team has already gone through several changes. 

Their debut campaign included an early coaching change, parting ways with Miguel Angel Ramirez just weeks into the season in late May. The league’s two transfer windows have also propelled the team to see several roster changes, bringing in Andre Shinyashiki from the Colorado Rapids and forward Kerwin Vargas. 

Their tactics have inspired the team to eighth place on the Eastern Conference table with 26 points in 22 games and a record of 8W-12L-2D. With 12 games left to be played, the expansion team continues to fight for an MLS Playoff spot.


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