USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Thursday, February 11, 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Independence have re-signed defender Patrick Slogic for a second season with the club.
“We are delighted to have Patrick back with us for 2016,” said Independence Head Coach Mike Jeffries. “Patrick was a key contributor last season. Starting most games at outside back, he provided shutdown defending as well as the ability to contribute to the attack and factor into set pieces. In addition, Patrick displays great character and heart, qualities we value highly.”
A former member of the Rochester Rhinos, Slogic had a strong first season in Charlotte as he made 25 appearances and logged more than 2,000 minutes of action. The 6-foot-6 center back also scored three goals for the side as it just missed out on a place in the 2015 USL Playoffs.
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A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Slogic is a product of the Colorado Rapids Development Academy and came to Charlotte in 2015 at the recommendation of Rapids Senior Director of Soccer Development Brian Crookham, who also is serving as Independence Technical Director.The 24-year-old played college soccer for Cornell, and also played in the PDL for Reading United AC in 2013 prior to turning professional with the Rhinos.