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Match Preview: Undefeated CFC will defend home turf this Saturday against Flower City Union

By Chattanooga FC Communications, 04/19/23, 2:00PM EDT


Quick Hits

  • The good times keep rolling for CFC as they cruised to a 5-0 victory in San Diego over the weekend.
  • Flower City Union are coming off of a 3-1 win in their second round of the U.S. Open Cup. 
  • CFC have scored an impressive 12 goals in 3 games across all competitions to start the year. 
  • CFC are 2-0 to start the regular season while on the other hand, Flower City Union are 0-1. 

Match Details

  • Date: Saturday, April 22
  • Kickoff Time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Gates Open: 6:30 PM EST
  • Location: Finley Stadium 
  • Tickets: View Tickets Here

Recent Form

CFC have been on fire to start the year scoring an impressive 12 goals in 3 games while only conceding 1 goal. Chattanooga returns to Finley Stadium this Saturday after tossing aside Albion San Diego in a 5-0 victory in California. Flower City Union may have begun to find its rhythm after defeating Manhattan SC in a 3-1 U.S. Open Cup victory. Flower City is 1-1 across all competitions to start the year, including a 0-1 defeat in its season opener. 

Previous Meetings

Flower City Union and Chattanooga FC squared off 4 times in the 2022 season. Flower City drew first blood with a 1-0 victory back in April of 2022. Since then, CFC has outscored the Union 11-1, winning 3 consecutive games with score lines of 5-1, 5-0, and 1-0. CFC will look to continue their current form and remain top of the table.

Players to Watch

Alex McGrath (Chattanooga FC) - The 25 year old English midfielder has been in great form to start the year. Registering 2 goals in his past 2 games, McGrath masterfully controls the midfield alongside Richard Dixon. CFC will look to rely on him to control the tempo of the game and to create chances for Chattanooga’s dangerous front three. If CFC want to continue their current form, a strong midfield is essential.

Stephen Elias (Flower City Union) - Elias was on fire his last time out with the Union netting 2 goals against Manhattan SC. Allowing only 1 goal, Elias propelled his team to a 3-1 victory ensuring a third round appearance for Flower City in the U.S. Open Cup. The Union defender will be sure to have his hands full with Chattanooga’s front line. 

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.