Chattanooga FC Hosts FC Dallas Saturday, Nashville FC In March

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Chattanooga FC will play it's first match of the 2018 season as they welcome FC Dallas to Fort Finley Saturday, February 3rd, 12:00.

FC Dallas helped to found Major League Soccer in 1996 as the Dallas Burn. In its 22 year history in MLS, the team has won four western conference titles, two US Open Cups (most recently in 2016,) and one Supporter’s shield, also in 2016.

The team finished as MLS Cup runners up in 2010. The team has high expectations for their 2018 season, and playing in Chattanooga give them a great start.

“We are honored to host one of the marquee brands from Major League Soccer” said Sean McDaniel, Chattanooga FC General Manager. “FC Dallas brings a great history of professional soccer to our city and we couldn’t be happier showcasing Chattanooga FC in another MLS exhibition match. It continues to show how our fans keep raising the bar by supporting big time matches each and every season.”

Matches against high quality teams such as FC Dallas are invaluable for not only CFC coaches and staff, but also players who are looking to one day become pros themselves.

“This is the second season in a row where we can have a good look at new talent against the highest standard of soccer in the country” said Bill Elliot, Chattanooga FC Head Coach. “When we are able to evaluate players against quality opponents such as FC Dallas, it builds a strong foundation for the upcoming season.”

 

The club also announced this week it's second friendly of the preseason, a matchup against in state rival and newly formed USL team Nashville SC Saturday, March 10th, 7:00 PM. 

CFC supporters of year's past remember the fierce rivalries against NPSL conference rivals Nashville FC, which  came to an end in 2015 when the team began its move to USL.

"We're thrilled that soccer is back in the Music City and can't wait to rekindle this longstanding rivalry." said Sean McDaniel, General Manager, Chattanooga FC. "We've always enjoyed having Nashville's supporters to Fort Finley, and it will be good to welcome everyone back again. Having Jordan Dunstan on the team is an added bonus, and I know that the Chattahooligans will appreciate seeing him play, even if it's for the other team." 

Defensive mainstay Jordan Dunstan played with Chattanooga FC for three years and just recently signed his first professional contract with Nashville SC.
 
“Nashville Soccer Club is excited that we have been invited to Chattanooga,” said Nashville SC CEO Court Jeske. “There are diehard soccer fans throughout this state. Showcasing Nashville SC to fans outside of Middle Tennessee is something that is important to us. No doubt it will be a great atmosphere for our players and fans, a week before our inaugural season begins.”

Tickets for CFC's second preseason friendly are included as part of fans' season passes. Season passes and individual tickets are on sale now at shop.chattanoogafc.com. 


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