Carolina CORE FC signs Derek Cuevas/CCFC Academy Announces Open ID Session and Tryout Information

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Carolina Core FC today announced that the club has signed midfielder Derek Cuevas to a contract for the 2024 season.

Cuevas, 20, joins the club after spending the previous season with the FC Barcelona U20 team in Spain The native Spaniard looks to forward his development with Carolina Core FC in its inaugural season.

“Derek comes to us from Barcelona. He’s a midfielder that’s very good on the ball and quick,” said Head Coach Roy Lassiter. “He has good vision and we feel his skill sets and ability will fit in well with the team.”

The Barcelona local joins CCFC, in its inaugural season, bringing a high-level of playing experience with him. Cuevas is very gifted dribbler with a high level of ability to find the right pass and get into dangerous positions.

“We look forward to seeing his progress throughout the year,” remarked Lassiter.

ABOUT Carolina Core FC

Founded in 2022, Carolina Core FC is an independent professional men’s soccer club that will begin play in MLS NEXT Pro in 2024. The club’s local owners are dedicated to community development through its on-field and off-field activities. Carolina Core FC has diligently worked behind the scenes to build together its experienced executive staff, including High Point Native, Eddie Pope as the Chief Sporting Officer. Eddie is a former U.S. Men’s National Team, MLS legend and USSF Hall of Famer. #CCFC will play its home matches in High Point, N.C. at Truist Point, the $38 million stadium located in the revitalized downtown social district. Supporters can join the club by securing a season seat and ordering Carolina Core FC merchandise at


Launched in 2022 by Major League Soccer, MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada that completes the pro player pathway from MLS NEXT to MLS first teams. MLS NEXT Pro continues to grow the game through innovation and diversity, bringing professional soccer to new communities and creating opportunities both on and off the field. MLS NEXT Pro will celebrate its third season in 2024 with 29 teams, 27 MLS-affiliated and two independent, Carolina Core FC and Chattanooga FC. Additional MLS-affiliated and independent clubs will join in the years ahead, including Cleveland and Jacksonville Armada FC. The majority of MLS NEXT Pro’s matches are broadcast on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV as part of the groundbreaking partnership between Apple and MLS. For more information about MLS NEXT Pro, visit?

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CCFC Academy Open ID Sessions

Open ID Sessions located at Zoo City Sportsplex
Boys U14 (2011) will take place Wednesday, March 27 from 6PM-8PM
Boys U13 (2012) will take place Friday, April 12 from 6PM-8PM
An invitation only session for U14 and U13 (2011 and 2012) will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 6PM-8PM

CCFC Academy Tryouts

All Tryouts will take place at Ivey Redmon Soccer Complex in Kernersville.
Boys U13 MLS NEXT Tryouts will take place Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14.
Boys U14 MLS NEXT Tryouts will take place Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16.
Information regarding the Tryouts will be shared with local clubs as well.

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