MLS growth group Charlotte FC introduced the signing of Croatian goalkeeper Kristijan Kahlina from Bulgarian aspect Ludogorets Razgrad. His contract is about till 2024 with an choice for 2025.
The transfer is pending receipt of a P-1 visa and ITC. The 29-year-old goalkeeper will occupy a world roster slot within the membership’s inaugural roster.
Kahlina will be a part of Charlotte FC forward of their debut Main League Soccer season, kicking off on February 26 in opposition to D.C. United.
“Kristijan is a well-rounded goalkeeper that matches into our sport mannequin. He makes good selections when the ball is at his ft and compliments that with good aerial play and shot stopping,” mentioned Sporting Director Zoran Krneta.
“He involves us with expertise in European competitors and is happy for the problem of enjoying in Main League Soccer.”
Previous to becoming a member of Charlotte, the Croatian began 10 league matches this season and featured in Champions League qualifying rounds and the Europa League group stage.
Total, Kahlina made 36 appearances throughout all competitions, recording 13 clear sheets over his year-and-a-half spell with Ludogorets. He joined on the finish of the 2020/21 season, beginning the membership’s remaining 5 league matches to assist Ludogorets win their tenth consecutive Bulgarian title.
The Croatian additionally shaped a part of HNK Gorica, serving because the beginning goalkeeper for 5 years. Kahlina led them to promotion to the Croatian first division in his second yr and was named captain beginning in 2019. Throughout 157 matches at Gorica, Kahlina stored 53 clear sheets.