Chattanooga FC Has Game July 4, Then On To "Knockout Rounds"

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The US Men's National Soccer Team had a great run come to an end in the World Cup knockout stages, but here at home, Chattanooga FC  is just about to enter their own "knockout round" as the playoffs begin.

Chattanooga FC claimed first place with a huge home win last week. But in order to keep the top spot going into the playoffs, the team needs to win in its final regular season game this Friday, at 7:30 p.m. at Finley Stadium.

"We're asking everyone who enjoyed cheering on the U.
S. in the World Cup to come to Finley to cheer on Chattanooga FC this July 4,” said Board Member Krue Brock. "The excitement of live soccer is something wonderful, and we want fans in our city to be a part of it. We need great support as we enter our own 'knockout rounds' next week – the playoffs. What better way to start than by thinking of this Friday's game as a 'must win' situation?”

Chattanooga FC (6-1-2) is in first place in the NPSL Southeast Conference, tied with the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves on points, but in the lead due to goal differential. The team needs a win against Rocket City United on Friday night to guarantee a first place seeding next weekend in the four-team playoff tournament.

Chattanooga fans will get to see more home games as Finley Stadium hosts the playoffs on Friday, July 11 (2 semifinals) and Saturday, July 12 (the championship). Game times and opponents will be announced on Sunday by the NPSL, but both Nashville FC and the New Orleans Jesters are set to join Chattanooga and Atlanta in the tournament. All that remains to be determined is the seeding.

"We'd love to have all the passionate US fans that we saw this week come out to Finley to support Chattanooga FC," said Coach Bill Elliott. "That same enthusiasm and excitement is infectious – and at a live soccer match it is even more amazing! Chattanooga: enjoy the fourth, then come support your team!"

Tickets are $5 online and $7 at the gate.
Chattanooga FC vs Rocket City United
7:30 p.m., July 4

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