The Chattanooga Football Club wrapped up a NISA Independent Cup championship with a 3-0 victory over Soda City FC on Saturday night at Finley Stadium.
CFC completed the Southeast Region’s round robin with another dominant performance, going 3-0 and outscoring its competition 9-1 in the return-to-play event. The only other match this season for the 12-year-old club was a tie in its National Independent Soccer Association and professional debut in late February.
Although fans were not permitted in the stadium due to coronavirus precautions — just as in a 3-1 win against Georgia Revolution FC on July 11 and a 3-0 win against Savannah Clovers FC on July 18 — CFC displayed plenty of energy against the visitors from Columbia, South Carolina, as first-year head coach Peter Fuller’s team once again got off to a quick start.
“Certainly everyone expected us when we started to win this championship,” Fuller said. “It was almost a competition to get us started. It’s one you wanted to make sure you didn’t lose. I give the guys a lot of credit because that’s a little bit of pressure.”