From May to early-August, the Chattanooga Football Club’s NPSL iteration was defined by gaudy goal-totals and brutal counterattacks. However, CFC’s NISA form, at least through three matches, has been marked by low scores and disjointed play. CFC’s 6-0 obliteration of Napa Valley did more than just secure Chattanooga’s first win as a professional club. It also (hopefully) marked a return to the aesthetically pleasing play-style the team in blue were known for.
It took less than 60 seconds for Chattanooga to take the lead in sunny California, during a sequence started when CFC ripped possession away from Napa Valley.
Juan Hernandez flashed his impeccably precise passing powers when he looped the ball downfield and hit a streaking Max Wilschrey in stride, who had burst behind Napa’s defense. The tall striker belted the ball at the goal upon first-touch, easily beating the lonesome keeper for Chattanooga’s first score of many.