Hometown: Roswell, Georgia
Previous Club: Austin FC (on loan)
College: Clemson University
Charlie enters his first season with the Black and Yellow, joining the Battery on loan from MLS side Austin FC for the second half of the season.
Asensio (pronounced “ah-SEHN-see-oh”) arrives from Texas but is not a stranger to South Carolina. The 22-year-old defender played four seasons at Clemson University where he helped the Tigers win the 2021 NCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship, tallying an assist in the title game. Asensio was then drafted 35th overall in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft by Austin and signed by the club in February.
Charlie was an All-ACC selection in 2019 and an ACC All-Freshman Team selection in 2018. On the international stage, Asensio competed with the U.S. U-17s (six appearances) and U-19s (three appearances). He reunites with former U.S. U-19 teammate Kyle Holcomb and former Clemson teammate Daniel Kuzemka in Charleston.
A native of Roswell, Georgia, Charlie is also of Panamanian and Spanish descent via his parents.