As the dew point drops and thoughts turn to fall, Chattanooga FC is gearing up for the 2021 NISA Fall season. This Fall season will be an 18 match sprint with a single table format, resulting in an end of season title winner. That means nine more matches at Finley Stadium this August through November, starting this weekend with an opening match against Stumptown AC. The last meeting between the two clubs was June 19 when Stumptown defeated CFC 1-0 as part of the NISA Spring Season.
Fans are encouraged to visit ChattanoogaFC.com to view the whole schedule and make plans to attend.
“I think I speak for the entire technical staff and player roster when I say we are so excited to get started with league play this weekend versus Stumptown AC” said Peter Fuller, Head Coach, Chattanooga FC.
“They are an excellent team, very well coached, and they present loads of problems as everyone probably saw back in June when they beat us at our place.”
“July was a good month for us going unbeaten through our exhibition and independent cup games. It will be great to see how our success during July translates as we head into our fall NISA campaign.”
Saturday is Chattanooga FC Academy Night at Finley, and the club will celebrate the 10th season of CFC Academy by recognizing the hundreds of players who are a part of the largest Academy in the city. CFC will celebrate the players and coaches who help build the next generation of players throughout the match.
The club will also be honoring Ronald McDonald House of Chattanooga as the cause of the night. Tickets are available now at CFCTIX.com.
Chattanooga Football Club plays in the third tier of professional soccer in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA). Founded in 2009, it became the first soccer club to offer true ownership to the fans in 2019 with 3,200+ investors from Chattanooga, all 50 states, and 31 countries. CFC made the move to pro in 2020. It has called Finley Stadium in downtown Chattanooga its home since the beginning.
Stumptown AC is an American professional soccer team that plays in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA). The club is based in Matthews, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte.The name came from an early nickname for Matthews derived from the fact that farmers cut down so many trees to clear land that the town was left full of tree stumps.
Ten professional clubs from east to west coach make up the National Independent Soccer Association. 1904 FC (San Diego), Cal United Strikers FC (Orange County, CA), CFC, Chicago House AC, Detroit City FC, Los Angeles Force, Maryland Bobcats FC (Boyds, MD outside of DC), Michigan Stars FC (Detroit), New Amsterdam FC (Warwick, NY), Stumptown AC (Charlotte).