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Chattanooga FC remain unbeaten in the league with thrilling goal in the 95'

By Chattanooga FC Communications, 05/06/23, 5:15PM EDT


Chattanooga Football Club remain undefeated in league play, thanks to a thrilling goal in stoppage time on Saturday afternoon at Finley Stadium.

Coach Rod Underwood's team was playing its third game in 11 days, including two road games in that stretch. 

The home team conceded its first goal of the season in league play and that came from a penalty kick in the 37'.

It would then be the 6'4" Moldovan center back Anatolie Prepelita who earned the equalizer on a Luis Garcia Sosa corner in the 95' to secure the point and remain top of the table in the National Independent Soccer Association standings.

Just two minutes later, a long throw-in by Aydan Bowers found Prepelita's head and the ball found the back of the goal. However, the referee found his whistle right before the ball went it calling a foul for a push in the crowded box.

"We did a good job in the second half, especially" said Prepelita. "We attack. We score. We just were unlucky. From this game we will learn a lot because we have to be focused from the beginning of the first minutes."

The boys in blue were very dangerous in the second half with several runs called offside. Shots by Markus Naglestad in the 75' and Dalton's Fabian Rodriguez in the 89' were barely off target.

After game, CFC Head Coach Rod Underwood was asked by the media about the goal that was disallowed.

"I don't get into it. It's not worth it because the play is gone. It's over," said Underwood. 

CFC is 3-0-2 with 11 points in the league standings.

CFC Men travels to Rochester, NY to face Flower City Union at 6:00 p.m. on May 20. The next home game for the Men's team is against Albion San Diego on Wednesday, May 24 and then Maryland Bobcats on Saturday, May 27.

The CFC Women open their season against defending conference champions Nashville Rhythm on Saturday, May 20. Tickets for all games are available at

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.