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Chattanooga Football Club

For the first time in America, a soccer club offers fans true ownership

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Howler Magazine
Chattanooga FC is challenging the hierarchy of American soccer… that patient, yet aggressive, ambition has been the trademark of Chattanooga FC, and it has inspired other communities to follow suit.
US Soccer
It’s no surprise that the fans sound a lot like the players do when they let themselves fantasize about the possibilities. After all, there’s a rising tide in Chattanooga – in the streets, up in the stands and down on the pitch – and it’s lifting all the boats.
NBC Sports
Chattanooga FC is an undisputed success for lower league soccer.
Stars and Stripes FC
Soccer fans in the US have a few options when it comes to expressing their support of the game - either latch onto a franchise team in MLS, NWSL or USL, support an international club, or build something from scratch. That’s what Chattanooga FC did 10 years ago becoming a stable, strong, club in a sport dominated by single entity in the US.
Barry Large
Lamp Post is all about betting on Chattanooga. When we were offered the opportunity to invest in the future of Chattanooga Football Club, it was a resounding yes! Onward CFC!!

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Atlanta United will play friendly against Chattanooga FC
September 26, 2018
Atlanta United will play Chattanooga FC in a preseason match at Finley Stadium in Tennessee on Feb. 11. Kickoff is 3 p.m. Chattanooga FC plays in the National Premier Soccer League, what was considered the fourth tier in American soccer. It would be the first friendly played by Atlanta United.
Chattanooga FC women win regular-season finale
September 26, 2018
On Sunday, the Chattanooga Football Club women began preparing for the playoffs and what they hope is a deep postseason run. It included a bunch of moving pieces, some different combinations - and a win.
New pro soccer team coming to Chattanooga, CFC fans concerned
September 26, 2018
Some worry about the future of Chattanooga's homegrown soccer team. The club's founding board member Tim Kelly said in a press release last month, "Our club was built, not bought. We were founded for Chattanoogan's by Chattanoogan's and, after 10 years, we're committed to growing the Chattanooga FC sustainably and responsibly from the ground up."
Chattanooga FC Of The NPSL Rocks The South And The Soccer World
September 26, 2018
Chattanooga is a lot of things to a lot of people, a city of much distinction. It was immortalized in a 1941 song by Glenn Miller, " Chattanooga Choo Choo." It has its own typeface, Chatype. It shares the Lookout Mountain ridge, a noted tourist attraction, with the neighboring states of Georgia and Alabama.
Chattanooga FC's Big-Tent Revival
September 26, 2018
With the highest attendances in the NPSL, amateur side Chattanooga FC is hoping for a deep run in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to help revive a city.
Chattanooga FC's Tim Kelly: 'The future of soccer in this country is in cities like Chattanooga'
September 26, 2018
Columbia graduate and car-dealership owner Tim Kelly helped found Chattanooga FC in 2009. The NPSL team has averaged several thousand fans per game since it started operations and reached, and lost, four championship games. It runs operations on a very lean budget and does not employ professional players.
Chattanooga Football Club Adds Women's Team
September 26, 2018
WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Gretchen Hammel, who plays for the new Chattanooga Football Club women's team, and Kate Roebuck, a team board
Season of change over for Chattanooga Football Club teams
September 26, 2018
One rebuilt. Another built up. This was a season of change for each of the Chattanooga Football Club programs, but now it's over for both. The CFC women lost their Women's Premier Soccer League South Region semifinal Friday night, 6-2 to Pensacola FC, which beat the Florida Dutch Lions 2-0 Sunday at Finley Stadium to win the region championship and earn a spot in the national semifinals.
Chattanooga FC fans rally around the team - WDEF
August 9, 2018
The Chattahooligans are loud, proud, believe in the grassroots beginnings of the Chattanooga Football Club, and are battling to keep CFC where they are. Chattahooligan Dana Chadwell bleeds blue for her team and her city. "We support them," Chadwell said, "we love our team and we want to keep our team here in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga FC ready to face challenge from USL D-III
July 30, 2018
The next battleground for the future of lower division American soccer was identified Friday night, and it's located along the Tennessee River. Chattanooga FC is an undisputed success for lower league soccer. The 10th-year National Premier Soccer League club is a four-time league finalist and seven-time conference winner.
NPSL: Georgia Revolution eliminated in second round by Chattanooga FC
July 13, 2018
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Georgia Revolution's season came to an end Thursday night against Chattanooga FC by way of a 2-0 loss. Chattanooga's Juan Hernandez Mendizabal scored on a 35-yard free kick for the first goal of the night. The Revs mounted some attacks late in the second half following the goal but Chattanooga's defense held firm.
Chattanooga FC are conference champions, playoffs begin Thursday - NOOGAtoday
July 9, 2018
Both the men's and women's Chattanooga Football Club teams are heading to the playoffs this week. The CFC men's team are the Southeast Conference champions for the 7th regular season. They defeated the Georgia Revolution on Friday night and tied the Atlanta Silverbacks on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Chattanooga FC vs Asheville City SC
May 24, 2018
FOOTBALL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Brentwood Academy at Baylor Boyd-Buchanan at Chattanooga Christian McMinn Co. at Bradley Brainerd at Signal Mountain Howard at Central Cleveland at Maryville Heritage Copper Basin at South Pittsburg Sequoyah at East Hamilton Anderson Co. at East Ridge Grace at Ezell Harding ...
Chattanooga FC looks to unite US Soccer, backs away from NISA | Soc Takes
March 14, 2018
With his team almost a decade old, Tim Kelly, chairman of Chattanooga FC, is equal parts concerned and bullish about the future of American soccer. During our conversation, he repeatedly pivoted his concerns with statements of, "We need to end the divisiveness," and "I'm not going to throw stones."
Chattanooga Football Club
March 6, 2018
ℹ Chattanooga Football Club's debut 10 seasons ago literally began with a perfect storm. In May 2009, the soccer club was preparing for its inaugural match at ℹ Finley Stadium, but Mother Nature seemed to have other plans that could derail Chattanooga's newest sports franchise before it could even get started.
Break out the scarfs: FC Dallas draws Chattanooga FC 1-1 in balmy 33 degrees
February 4, 2018
It may have been cold, but FC Dallas' preseason slate got off to a nice start in chilly Chattanooga on Saturday. Dallas played Chattanooga FC to a 1-1 draw. Matt Hedges scored FC Dallas' only goal ('32), making just enough contact with an inbound free kick for the ball to dribble into the corner of the net.
FC Dallas ties Chattanooga FC in preseason friendly 1-1
February 3, 2018
DAL - Matt Hedges (Mauro Diaz) 32CFC - Zeca Ferraz (Jaquin Cabello) 42 FC Dallas - Jimmy Maurer, Anton Nedyalkov, Maynor Figueroa, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon, Victor Ulloa, Kellyn Acosta, Paxton Pomykal, Mauro Diaz, Michael Barrios, Maxi Urruti.
Welcome to NISA - Tim Kelly of Chattanooga FC Talks Soccer, Stadiums, Ambitions, Supporters' Trusts, and Duck Sized Horses
September 6, 2017
Chattanooga FC is one of the standout NPSL success stories. Founded in 2009, they've played every home match of their existence at Finley Stadium - which houses a capacity of 20,668, and is a favorite venue for MLS commissioner Don Garber.
MOTS Podcast: ATLUTD at Chattanooga FC Post-Game
February 11, 2017
Eric Quintana and Jason Smith recap the first Atlanta United preseason match against Chattanooga FC. DID YOU SEE THAT ASAD GOAL!?!?!?! You can now be a patron of the podcast! Donate to see us continue doing live shows, giveaways and so much more in the future! Visit www.Patreon.com/MOTSPodcast!
Chattanooga FC Partners With VFL Wolfsburg
January 10, 2017
Chattanooga FC announced a partnership with German Bundesliga's VfL Wolfsburg. Over the weekend, General Manager Sean McDaniel visited the club in Sarasota, Florida, where VfL Wolfsburg played in the Florida Cup, a tournament of international friendlies.
How the ATLUTD/CFC friendly came to pass
January 4, 2017
Yesterday's announcement of Chattanooga FC hosting Atlanta United on February 11, along with the U.S. men's national team playing Jamaica a week earlier, took some by surprise. Sean McDaniel, general manager of the NPSL club, made a bold statement at the press conference, setting a goal of 40,000 in attendance for the two games.
Chattanooga FC Announces Two Historic Matches
January 3, 2017
Next month, the US Soccer world will turn it's eyes to the Scenic City as earlier today Chattanooga Football Club, Finley Stadium and Chattanooga Sports Committee announced two massive, unprecedented events to take place in February 2017. First, the US Men's National Team will play a friendly against Jamaica in Finley Stadium Friday, February 3rd, at 7:00pm.
Chattanooga FC Offers A Template For Connecting Soccer & Community In The USA
October 13, 2016
On August 8, 2015, 18,227 people filled Chattanooga's Finley Stadium to watch their local amateur club, Chattanooga FC of the National Premier Soccer League, face off against New York Cosmos B for the fourth division NPSL national championship.
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