Charlotte FC’s inaugural head coach is a teacher at heart. Miguel Ángel Ramírez may have arrived in the U.S. to coach in Major League Soccer, but one day he’d like to teach somewhere like Harvard University.
I sat down with Ramírez on a warm December night at Bank of America Stadium. He’d just finished the MLS Expansion Draft, and Charlotte walked away with three players and a record $875,000 in general allocation money via two trades. But we weren’t there to talk tactics.