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Match Preview: Men's team travel to NY for rematch with Flower City Union

By Jed Henderson, 05/19/22, 11:30AM EDT


Chattanooga FC will take a weekend trip to Rochester, New York to face Flower City Union on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Rochester Community Sports Complex.

Chattanooga FC look behind in the league table, having played only half as many matches as Flower City so far. Chattanooga FC earned its first league win  two weeks ago with a 2-1 away victory over the Maryland Bobcats. Markus Naglestad and Alex McGrath capped off an excellent performance from a team that looked hungry for three points on the road. The team has played well and has several games in hand to catch up with the teams above them on the table. 

Previous Meeting

The two clubs met for the first time on April 30th. Chattanooga FC dominated much of the game, hitting the woodwork three times, but failing to score. Flower City scored on a quick counterattack late in the second half to hand Chattanooga its only league loss of the season, at the highest attended soccer game in the Chattanooga area this year.

When asked if the home loss factored into the team’s preparation for the game this weekend, Chattanooga head coach Rod Underwood replied, “Every game is a learning experience win or lose. Each moment we step on the field the expectation is to win on the scoreboard, win in team development, win at entertaining the fans, win at repaying everyone who supports us and knowing God has given us this opportunity it is important to play in a way that glorifies God.”

Depending on results across the league, a win could bring Chattanooga FC as high as second place in the East Division.

Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. and the match will be broadcast on ELEVEN Sports. Streaming information is available here.

About Flower City Union

Flower City Union is playing its first season as a professional club. The club had a rough start to the season, losing its first four games by an aggregate score of 11-1. However, the rise of Colton Bly as interim head coach has seen the club improve greatly, winning 2 of its last 4 games. Flower City played host to Maryland Bobcats last weekend, also winning 2-1 with a good performance.

About Chattanooga Football Club
Chattanooga Football Club was founded in 2009. The men's team competes in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), which is in the third division of professional soccer. Chattanooga Football Club 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 plays all home games in Finley Stadium in Chattanooga.