Chattanooga Crushes Sacramento Gold 4-1; Advances To National Championship Game

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Chattanooga FC players thank the 8,000 plus fans after their 4-1 NPSL semifinal win over Sacramento Gold
Chattanooga FC players thank the 8,000 plus fans after their 4-1 NPSL semifinal win over Sacramento Gold
- photo by Greg Davick

Not only did they win, they won big.  The Chattanooga Football Club becomes the first team in NPSL history to play in three national championships.  CFC scored four unanswered goals Saturday to beat visiting Sacramento Gold 4-1.  

Sacramento scored on a long shot by Jason Jones in the 13th minute to take a 1-0 lead.  

Chattanooga would answer with two goals before the end of the half.  

Chattanooga's first goal came in the 26th minute on a crazy play in front of the goal after a cross by Jordan Dunstan.  

CFC had a goal called back in the 38th minute for offsides. 

A minute later Jose Zeka Ferraz gave CFC a 2-1 lead. 

Luis Trude gave CFC a 3-1 lead in the 70th minute after chipping a nice shot over the Sacramento goal keeper. 

The final goal came in the 8th minute when James Moore found himself  one on one with the keeper.  Moore sent the ball past the keeper to put the game out of reach. 

Gregga Hartley had another great game in the goal for CFC making several saves.  

The official attendance was announced as 8,878.  

The New York Red Bulls u23  and Lansing United play on Sunday in the other national semifinal.  

CFC will play the winner of that game for the NPSL National Championship.  

The location of the game should be announced on Monday.  

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