Chattanooga FC Battles For First Place Saturday

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Coming into this Saturday's home game at Finley Stadium, Chattanooga FC is tied with visiting New Orleans Jesters for first place in the Southeast Conference. With only two games left in the regular season, the match is extremely important for seeding in the Conference Playoffs. 

“This is a great opportunity for us to grab the top spot in the Conference Playoffs,” says General Manager Sean McDaniel. “It will give us a great opportunity perform well here at Finley in front of our home crowds — we definitely want to advance to the Region Playoffs again this year.” 

Chattanooga FC is hosting the four-team playoffs for the NPSL Southeast Conference in Finley Stadium on Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12. Kickoff times for the semifinal games are tentatively set for 5 and 7:30 p.m., with the final coming at 7:30 on Saturday (kickoff times subject to change). 

“We'd love nothing more than to be playing for the Southeast Championship right here in front the best fans in the league,” said Head Coach Bill Elliott.  The team is already guaranteed a playoff spot, but is now looking to clinch the top seed and be matched up against the lower fourth-seeded team. 

But Chattanooga FC has two more regular season games to win, and getting revenge against New Orleans this Saturday would be a great start – as the team's only league loss came in the away match to the Jesters, 3-2 on May 24.  

Chattanooga FC has won the Southeast Conference title three times in the past five seasons, and has played in the South Region Finals twice. In 2012 the team beat Georgia Revolution 1-0 to win the title, and last year the team lost 1-0 to RVA to finish as a runner-up to the eventual National Champions. 

The club is asking supporters to catch World Cup fever and come en masse to support the team this Saturday in Finley Stadium at 7:30. 

Tickets are $5 online / $7 at the gate. 



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