as informed in Charlotte (N.C) — Ahead of Saturday’s season opener versus the Charleston Battery, the Charlotte Independence announced the signing of former football wide receiver, Randy Moss.
Pending United Soccer League (USL) and U.S. Soccer approval, the 40-year-old rookie will wear number 84 for the Independence.
The Independence opens their regular season schedule this Saturday, April 1st versus the Charleston Battery at Transamerica Field on the campus of UNC Charlotte.
“Our team stands to gain a lot by bringing in Randy,” said Independence Head Coach Mike Jeffries.
For months, Moss has been training via Spartan races and Crossfit boot camp hosted in Charlotte.
As it stated in Randy Moss … soccer player?
Is Randy Moss coming out of retirement?
It’s not exactly a typical soccer number, but he’s Randy Moss.
84, which he made famous as a star wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings nearly 20 years ago.
No, but he and the Charlotte Independence tried to pull one over with an April Fools joke … on March 31?
As it stated in The Charlotte Independence announced Friday — a day before April Fool’s Day — that Moss, 40, will wear his old number for the United Soccer League (USL) team, pending league and U.S. Soccer approval.
“We are hoping to have a Randy Moss Day or something,” Leaphart said.
Wade Leaphart, the Independence’s Chief Revenue Office, said Moss now lives in the Charlotte area and works out in the same complex as the lower-level soccer league team.
The images of Randy Moss in a purple No.
The Independence could partner with Moss in the future.