Charlotte FC

Jaylin Lindsey signs new Charlotte FC deal through 2024

Chris Smith
Lindsey has been ever-present for his hometown club this season.
Lindsey has been ever-present for his hometown club this season. / Griffin Zetterberg-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte FC defender Jaylin Lindsey has signed a new contract through 2024 with an option for 2025, the club announced Wednesday.

The 22-year-old right-back has played every single minute of Charlotte's inaugural MLS season so far, leading the team for blocks (13) and sitting third for interceptions (9).

Lindsey - capped 43 times for the United States across various youth levels - is a Charlotte native and was acquired by his hometown club from Sporting Kansas City ahead of the 2022 season.

“We’re delighted to sign Jaylin to a new long-term contract and we’re happy with his performances for us so far this season," Charlotte FC sporting director Zoran Krneta said in a club press release.

"We’ve continually said that we are not just building our roster for the 2022 season, but we want to also have a sustainable, competitive club for the years ahead and signing young, talented players like Jaylin to long-term contracts is a big part of that plan.

"Jaylin just turned 22 and will be an important part of our core group of players for many seasons to come. He has undoubtedly earned this new contract and we look forward to seeing him continue his development at his hometown club.”

After taking six points from their opening six MLS matches, Charlotte FC host Atlanta United this Sunday in the second meeting of a growing southern rivalry.