Charlotte FC vs. Chelsea live score, updates, highlights from preseason club friendly

Chelsea continued their pre-season tour of the United States on Wednesday with a tour of all-new MLS club Charlotte FC to the east coast at the Bank of America Stadium.

Charlotte is in its first season of existence, the latest MLS expansion side in the league, and has already fired a coach during months of play.

But they've been a surprise so far, sitting just outside playoff positions in the Eastern Conference more than halfway through the campaign.

Meanwhile, Chelsea topped Club America 2-1 in Saturday's presidential opener, requiring goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount to surpass their own goal from Reece James.

The Chelsea squad is very much in flux, with the new signings of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly on the line, but more reinforcements on the way, likely on the defensive side.

Asked what his goal is with Friendly, Charlotte FC head coach Christian Latanzio said: "I would like to have a team that competes to give Chelsea a good game, and therefore our supporters so that they can use the experience."  enjoy.

Welcome to Precision Match No.  Now we're in the meat of Precision, so we should start putting a little more emphasis on more than just fitness, even if that's still the primary focus.

Thunderstorms are lashing the area, which may delay things in the open ground.  We already have a warning.  Update: The gates are closed, so they may have to delay kick-off to get people inside even if the storm passes quickly.