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Charlotte FC sign Kerwin Vargas to new contract

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Charlotte FC have signed forward Kerwin Vargas to a new contract through the 2027 MLS season with an option for 2028, the club announced Thursday.

The 22-year-old Colombian will no longer occupy a U22 Initiative spot once his new deal goes into effect next year.

"We’re excited to secure Kerwin’s long-term future with Charlotte FC and sign him to a new contract that will begin in 2025,” general manager Zoran Krneta said in a release. "Since signing with us as a 20-year-old, Kerwin has earned his place as a valuable member of our attack and received his first call-up to the Colombia youth national team.

"This new contract is a milestone for the club as he becomes our first U22 Initiative player to re-sign with us and demonstrates our commitment to developing and rewarding young international players through this roster mechanism."

Vargas, who joined Charlotte from Portuguese side CD Feirense in May 2022, has 6g/6a in 52 regular-season games. His two goals in 2024 are tied for the team lead with striker Patrick Agyemang. Designated Players Liel Abada and Enzo Copetti round out the club's attacking corps.

"I am really happy to be staying with Charlotte FC," said Vargas. "I think it's a great organization and club to be with, and I am extremely happy to be here and for what's to come."

Charlotte host Eastern Conference rivals Nashville SC on Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium (7:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass).