TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Trade
The deal for the 21-year-old Charlotte native could increase to $325,000 if certain performance-based incentives are met. Sporting also retain 15% of a future sell-on clause.
Lindsey has made 34 regular-season appearances (27 starts) for SKC since signing a Homegrown contract in 2017, contributing two goals and four assists. Charlotte will retain Lindsey's Homegrown status.
“It’s always important to sign players that are born and raised in the community where your club exists and it’s exciting to welcome our first Charlotte native to CLTFC,” Charlotte sporting director Zoran Krneta said in a statement. “Jaylin is a player who brings MLS experience to our backline and is versatile enough to play both outside back positions.
"He’s still a young player with a lot of potential and we have a head coach that is excited to work with him to maximize his talents. Being able to obtain his Homegrown rights is especially important as it provides us flexibility as we continue to build out the rest of our inaugural season roster.”
In 2021, Lindsey started nine of the 14 regular-season matches he appeared in, slotting behind veteran Graham Zusi on the right back depth chart. He also battled a muscular injury, limiting his playing time.
A youth international, Lindsey has competed for the United States at the U-20 and U-17 levels.
Charlotte begin their inaugural MLS season in 2022 with a Feb. 26 away match at D.C. United.