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Three new league opponents added to Chattanooga FC men's 2023 schedule

By Chattanooga FC Communications, 01/31/23, 1:00PM EST


The men's team for Chattanooga Football Club will have three new league opponents in 2023, including two additional in the southeast that make for easier travel for supporters.

Club de Lyon FC from Orlando and Savannah Clovers FC from Georgia are part of the league format, announced today. Gold Star FC in Detroit is the third new club in the National Independent Soccer Association. 

A total of nine clubs will play in a single-table format with an unbalanced schedule weighted on regional play. The 2023 NISA season will kick off the first weekend of April.

The nine clubs in alphabetical order are:

  • ALBION San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • Chattanooga FC
  • City Union (Rochester/Syracuse, NY)
  • Club de Lyon FC (Orlando, FL)
  • Gold Star FC (Detroit, MI)
  • Los Angeles Force (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Maryland Bobcats FC (Baltimore, MD)
  • Michigan Stars FC (Detroit, MI)
  • Savannah Clovers FC (Savannah, GA)

The 2023 format will mirror 2022 in both a single-table regular season and a playoffs with six clubs. The top two will earn first round byes. In 2022, Chattanooga FC earned a first-round bye and hosted a professional soccer semifinal match for the first time in the city's history

Chattanooga Football Club will participate in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup as a professional club and enter in the Second Round.

Season tickets for Chattanooga Football Club are on sale now at The full schedule for the league is expected to be released next week.

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.