Chattanooga FC Hosts Sacramento Gold Saturday At 7:30

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Chattanooga Football Club will host yet another playoff soccer game on Saturday as Sacramento Gold comes to town in the National NPSL final four semifinal game. 

The NPSL National semifinals are powered by Mitre.  Midwest region champions Lansing United will play Northeast region champions Red Buls U23s in New York on Sunday in the other semifinal match.  The winners of each semifinal game will meet in the NPSL Championship game which will take place next Saturday, August 2.  

"We are extremely pleased to be able to host a national semifinal here in Chattanooga," said Board Member Tim Kelly. "The club has worked so hard to reach this round, and our fans have been so supportive, we could not be more excited to play here at home."

Chattanooga lost to Sacramento Gold 3-1 in the 2010 National Championship game.   



NPSL National Semifinal Fast Facts: 

  • This will be the third straight home playoff bid by Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga FC is the second ranked team in the Puma Power Rankings
  • CFC last played Sacramento in the 2010 National Championship
  • CFC lost to Sacramento 3-1 in the 2010 National Championship
  • Tickets are $10 online or at the gate. Children 5 and under are free
  • Chattanooga FC season passes will be honored at the game
  • In 2012, CFC lost in the National Championship 1-0
  • Chattanooga FC has had 12 games this year at Finley Stadium
  • This will be Chattanooga's eighth straight home match. 
  • Sacramental Gold is 8-1-3 on the season
  • Chattanooga is 7-1-2 on the season
  • Chattanooga's only loss came at New Orleans on May 24
  • Sacramental Gold has scored 36 goals and only gave up 10 this season
  • CFC goalie Gregory Hartley was named Mitre National Player of the Week
  • Sacramento had eight straight shutouts this season.  







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