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West Coast Rematch: CFC travel to L.A. for Wednesday night showdown

By Chattanooga FC Communications, 09/05/23, 11:30AM EDT


Chattanooga Football Club is hitting the road to take on the Los Angeles Force again on Wednesday night.

The two clubs met Sunday night as the boys in blue put together a dominant 3-1 performance on Fan Appreciation Night. Two goals from Alex McGrath and a third from Mutaya Mwape were just rewards for the effort of the team.

The Force will want to learn from the weekend encounter and turn things around in California.

Kickoff between the two sides will be at 10:00 p.m. ET at Championship Stadium in Irvine, California.

How To Watch

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The Season So Far

Chattanooga FC is the only club that remains undefeated in league play in the US professional ranks. The 41 points earned from 17 matches (W12 D5 L0) have the boys in blue 12 points clear at the top of the NISA table with only 7 matches remaining.

With a playoff spot mathematically confirmed over the weekend, it is now up to the players to clinch top spot and strive for an unbeaten campaign.

To find an in-form player, look no further than CFC’s Alex McGrath. The Spennymoor, England midfielder has scored five goals in the last five league matches. With two against the Force on Sunday, he may be the force to look out for on Wednesday.

A Familiar Foe

The Los Angeles Force have already faced Chattanooga twice this season, losing by an aggregate 6-1 at Fort Finley. Barring these results, the Force are having a strong season.

The club has earned 28 points from 17 games (W8 D4 L5), putting them just a point below the second place Maryland Bobcats. Prior to Sunday’s result, the Force had gone fives games without a loss. With the third best goal difference in the league, this club will be a strong contender when playoffs roll around next month.

The boys in blue will pay extra attention to the Force’s Moja Hale, who scored the consolation goal for Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Words From Alex McGrath

After earning man of the match honors against the Force on Sunday, Alex McGrath was asked about playing the Force again in the midweek.

“It’s always tough playing teams more than several times in a season, and this will be the third time we’ve played them. So obviously they have a but of an idea of how we play, but it also benefits us because we know how they play. They’re always a tough opponent though, especially travelling away to California. That’s a long trip so that can sometimes play into it, but thankfully we leave pretty early so we normally have plenty of time to prepare once we get there.”

Next Home Game

Fans will have to support the boys in blue from afar for a few weeks as Chattanooga FC’s next home match is on Sunday, October 1st against Gold Star FC Detroit. Kickoff is 5:00 p.m. and tickets are available now.

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.