Chattanooga FC advances to US Amateur National Championship
The Chattanooga FC advance to the Championship match vs. the Chicago Fire Saturday to compete for the Hank Steinbrecher Cup–crowning the best amateur team in the United States.
The Fire advanced following a convincing 6-1 win over Westchester United in the first match of the tournament at Finley Stadium on Friday. Chattanooga faced Quinto Elemento in the second match of the night, and came away with a 6-2 victory in against the Kansas squad marked by beautiful play from the CFC squad.
Chattanooga FC earned six goals from five different players. Will Roberts (8’), Jon Finlay (35’), a pair of goals by Luke Winter (84’ and 88’), Juan Hernandez (88’), and a score by Samuel Goni at the 90’ mark as the match turned over into stoppage time.
This is Chattanooga's second time hosting the final four. Hank Steinbrecher was on hand Friday night and told the crowd teams like the one in Chattanooga are the backbone of American soccer. Steinbrecher was the U.S. Soccer Secretary General for nearly a decade in the 1990s. On led U.S. Soccer during the 1994 men's World Cup, 1999 women's World Cup, and the 1996 Olympics.
The consolation match between Quinto Elemento and Westchester United will kick off at 5:00, Saturday, May 28.
The Championship match between Chattanooga FC and the Chicago Fire kicks off at 7:30. Come out and lead our Chattanooga FC to their second Hank Cup!
Tickets are $10 and grant admission to both games. Season pass wristbands are accepted. CFC Academy youth players get in free while wearing their dark blue game jerseys.
Friday, January 19 2018 12:47 PM EST2018-01-19 17:47:12 GMT
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