Chattanooga Football Club today announced the signing of talented attacking player Jesus Ibarra, pending league and federation approval.
Ibarra joins an already dominant offense that sits in first place and unbeaten in the league.
He joins CFC after two seasons with USL1 side Greenville Triumph SC where he appeared in 51 matches during the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The San Diego native tallied two goals and one assist in his first year, including the go-ahead goal in the club’s semifinal playoff win over the USL1’s team in East Ridge, Tennessee.
Before joining Greenville, the midfielder signed with the USL Championship club Charleston Battery in 2020. Ibarra began his professional career with third-tier Swedish club Bodens BK for the 2019 season.
“Jesus will be an exciting addition to our group,” said CFC Head Coach Rod Underwood. “He is a veteran who’s played in big games as a pro with the ability to be a real threat. We look forward to having him in Chattanooga and be part of what we’re growing.”
“It means everything to me (to be a part of CFC) as this club has given me the opportunity and privilege to continue playing this amazing sport professionally,” said Ibarra.
This summer, Ibarra advanced to the Round of 16 with the Duke Sevens in The Soccer Tournament (TST).
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.