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CFC announce first roster updates for 2023 Men's team

By Chattanooga FC Communications, 12/21/22, 3:00PM EST


Offseason processes are underway for Chattanooga Football Club, with the club set to bring back key contributors for the 2023 campaign. Announcements began this week with the signing of the top two goal-scorers in Markus Naglestad and Taylor Gray

Chattanooga FC has exercised contract options to retain additional players from 2022 and is in negotiations with others. More signings will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

The club would also like to thank departing forward Brett Jones, goalkeeper Alec Redington, midfielder Tate Robertson, and defender Nick Spielman for their multiple years with CFC. 

Newcomers in 2022 who will not be returning for a second season are goalkeeper Kevin Gonzalez, defenders Franky Martinez and Greg Stratton, midfielder Ian Cerro, as well as forwards Chris Bermudez, Luke Ferreira, and Roddy Green.

“It was a privilege to work with all these players in 2022,” CFC Sporting Director & Head Coach Rod Underwood said. “Each one of them contributed to our success in a meaningful way and gave so much to this club and to our community.”

“We’re not far from being able to share more exciting news about where the 2023 roster is headed.”

“I couldn’t be more proud of the way Rod and his staff have gone about their business these last few weeks,” said Chattanooga FC CEO Jeremy Alumbaugh. “They are being methodical and diligent about building a roster that sets us up for success. More importantly, he is building another group that fits our culture.”

Chattanooga Football Club enters 2023 — the club’s 15th season – after finishing the 2022 regular season with the league’s most goals scored, tied for top of the table, tied for most wins, and hosting a home semifinal. 

Chattanooga FC will begin the 2023 season with a preseason friendly versus Atlanta United from the MLS on January 28 at Finley Stadium. Tickets for that game as well as season tickets are available now at

Decisions regarding other players from the 2022 roster will be announced in due time.

About Chattanooga Football Club
Chattanooga Football Club was founded in 2009. The CFC Men's team competes in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), which is in the third division of professional soccer. The CFC Women's team is a summer amateur team that competes in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL). 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.