Soccer is a volatile sport full of offensive inconsistency. On some nights, all of the stars and most of the planets will align, and a team will put up heavenly numbers on the scoreboard. And then there will be matches where nothing clicks, and a team struggles to even maintain possession of the ball en-route to a scoreless effort.
The Chattanooga Football Club is one of the rare exceptions to this rule. They shelled Atlanta SC for five goals, a monstrous total not completely unexpected. CFC has scored at least two goals in every match this season, a model of consistency in an inconsistent start.
Chattanooga’s demolition of Atlanta began in the twelfth minute, when a goalkeeping error led to a goal by Felipe Oliveira. Then next score took another 26 minutes, when Chattanooga was rewarded a throw in while positioned in the final third of the field in Alpharetta Ga.
Jordan Dunstan is arguably CFC’s most skillful defender. But for one play, he would’ve looked comfortable standing in the pocket and playing quarterback in another kind of football. From just a few yards out of bounds and with a running start, he hurled a pinpoint strike toward his fellow defender Juan Sanchez, who was standing in the box and awaiting an opportunity.