Undefeated Chattanooga FC Hosts Savannah Clovers Saturday

  • Thursday, August 3, 2023

Chattanooga Football Club returns to Finley Stadium on Saturday to face Savannah Clovers in what could prove to be an exciting match for the undefeated pro soccer team in Chattanooga.

This is the first time at home since winning the Independent Cup southeast region on July 22. The Boys in Blue are coming off a 2-1 road win over Gold Star Detroit last weekend. 

The team's impressive run this season has kept them at the top of the league, and they now hope to extend their title aspirations against the currently bottom-placed Savannah Clovers FC. 

Chattanooga FC has a +20 goal differential compared to the opposite for Savannah with a -20 goal differential.

That does not mean Chattanooga can take this side lightly. It took some late heroics by CFC at Finley Stadium on May 6 for CFC to earn the draw 1-1. Centerback Anatolie Prepelita headed the ball in a dramatic 95th minute equalizer.

One player who has been instrumental in Chattanooga's recent successes is the new addition, winger Jesus Ibarra. Since entering the starting lineup in recent fixtures, Ibarra has made an immediate impact on the game, demonstrating his prowess by scoring a game-winning goal in the last match.

His dynamic playing style and goal-scoring ability have added an extra dimension to Chattanooga FC's attacking force, making him a key player to watch in the upcoming showdown against Savannah Clovers FC.

Chattanooga FC is set to face Savannah Clovers FC once again in an anticipated rematch, having previously played to a close draw earlier in the season back in May. For Chattanooga, it is a chance to expand its lead in the table while Savannah desperately needs a win to enter the playoff conversation. 

Savavanh Clovers FC finds itself at the bottom of the NISA standings, facing challenges in both offensive and defensive aspects of the game. Their leading scorer's tally of only 2 goals this season highlights their struggles to find the back of the net. 

As they are currently on a seven-game losing streak, Savavanh Clovers FC should be motivated to reverse their fortunes. Dominating the midfield will be vital to CFC's goal to limit their possession and control the rhythm of the game. 

It's been a busy month for Chattanooga FC and this match will end the long stretch before the team gets a much-needed break for two weeks. After a 9-game scoring streak, leading scorer Markus Naglestad has not scored in two consecutive games. He has only been held scoreless in back-to-back games one other time this season. Naglestad is due for a goal and you don't want to miss it on Saturday night!

CFC is determined to make games at Finley Stadium the best event in Chattanooga. This weekend is no exception. When gates open at 6:30 p.m. fans will be treated to live music, street performer magician, and $30,000 in food and beverage upgrades at Finley Stadium. Be sure to come hungry and thirsty because every concession stand now has draft beer! Food trucks will be under the video board.

The Kids Corner will be open at 6:30 p.m. until kickoff and then again at halftime. You will find an inflatable soccer field, soccer darts, giveaways, video game truck, and many other free activities. 

At halftime, CFC will welcome every team from the CFC Academy to the field to be recognized. Nearly 600 youth athletes train and play with CFC Academy. Come see the future stars of Chattanooga Football Club.

A portion of ticket sales will go to support the Bethlehem Center in Chattanooga.  The Bethlehem Center offers many services to youth, but is most known for its out of school time educational programs that empower young minds and foster a love for learning.

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