Major League Soccer

Charlotte FC promise more Designated Players following Swiderski signing

Chris Smith
Swiderski is Charlotte FC's first-ever Designated Player.
Swiderski is Charlotte FC's first-ever Designated Player. /

Charlotte FC sporting director Zoran Krneta has promised the club are not finished filling their Designated Player spots yet.

The expansion team picked up their first-ever DP on Wednesday, completing the signing of Polish striker Karol Świderski from Greek side PAOK.

Swiderski won a league title and two Greek Cups with PAOK and has six goals to his name in 14 caps for Poland - he'll provide a much-needed boost to Miguel Angel Ramirez's attacking options.

“Special player. It’s a perfect fit for sure, perfect fit for what we’re trying to do here," Krneta said of Swiderski at a press conference on Wednesday.

But Charlotte still have two more DP spots open and will need yet more firepower if they're to compete for an MLS Cup Playoff spot in their inaugural season. Krneta and his team are on the lookout.

“We’re looking for more,” he added. “There will be more DPs, we have options and this is why we build the club and the roster in a way that we can cherry-pick, if you like, at the end of the roster-building who we want.

"These very good players, it’s not easy to get these players over the line. There’s always an issue or two. But hopefully, soon we’ll add one or two more players.”

Charlotte's search for further attacking options will step up a notch with their first-ever MLS fixture away at DC United on February 26 moving into view.