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The fire still burns bright for Independence's Jorge Herrera
Striker plays in franchise-record 100th match
 
Published Sunday, July 29, 2018
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

MATTHEWS—Jorge Herrera made Charlotte Independence history, again.

Their first player signed in franchise history made his 100th USL appearance in tonight’s 1-all draw against Penn F.C.

He’s their all-time leading goal scorer, and currently leads the club with 10 goals—tied for third in the league’s race for the Golden Boot.

At 37, the Colombian is the second oldest player on the squad behind South Korean defender Jung-Soo Lee. Yet his work rate remains unparalleled on both sides of the ball.

“That’s the way that learned to play the game, back in the day,” Herrera said. “I was told that ‘the same intensity that I can play with going forward, I have to bring it when I defend.’ I just want to be part of the team, and lift them, and guide them more with my example than with my voice. That’s how I like to play the game. It’s just the way I was raised playing soccer.”

 

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