2014 Chattanooga FC season

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Chattanooga FC
2014 season
General Manager United States Sean McDaniel
Owner United States Krue Brock
United States Sheldon Grizzle
Head Coach United States Bill Elliott
Stadium Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, Tennessee
NPSL 1st Place Southeast Conference
NPSL Playoffs NPSL National Runners Up
U.S. Open Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League: 7 - Luis Trude
All: 8 - Luke Winter
Highest home attendance 8,878 July 26, 2014 All-Time NPSL Record
Home colors
Away colors

The 2014 Chattanooga FC season will be the sixth season of competitive soccer for the club. The team will be playing in the Southeast Conference of the South Region of the National Premier Soccer League, which is one of two fourth-division soccer leagues in the United States.

Background[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Chattanooga was selected to host a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game for the first time, entering in the 2nd round. It was Chattanooga FC's 3rd time participating in the tournament.[1]

Regular Season[edit]

The season will consist of twelve matches featuring home and away games against six of the seven Southeast Conference teams, no matches are scheduled against the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves.[2]

On June 2, Pensacola City FC folded, negating Chattanooga FC's previous 1-0 victory and cancelling the scheduled match on June 6.[3]

Women's Team[edit]

Chattanooga FC launched a Women's Soccer Team in the WPSLfor the first time.[4] In their inaugural season, the women's team finished 5-3-2, for 3rd in the Southeast.[5]

Review[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Chattanooga FC entered the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the 2nd round, hosting a professional team of the USL Pro, the Wilmington Hammerheads. Chattanooga had lost to another North Carolina team, the Carolina Dynamo in 2013's tournament on penalty kicks after finishing extra time at 4-4.

Chattanooga FC won the match 3-1, the club's first victory over a professional team on the strength of 2 goals by FW Luke Winter.[6] Winter was named the Player of the Round by thecup.us .[7]

Advancing to the 3rd Round, Chattanooga FC faced the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL. Chattanooga is in the same conference as the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves, Atlanta's second squad. The Silverbacks put an end to Chattanooga's cup run with a 5-0 defeat, in front of a crowd of more than 4,000.[8]

NPSL Season & Playoffs[edit]

Chattanooga FC's regular season started off slow including a loss at New Orleans Jesters and 2 early season ties, but the regular season closed with 5 straight wins to close the season on top of the division once again by goal difference over the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves.

For 2014, the playoff format changed to a playoff to determine the Southeast Champions. The playoff was hosted by Chattanooga as the regular season champions.[9] Chattanooga defeated Nashville FC 6-1[10] and then the New Orleans Jesters 4-0[11] to advance to the Regional Playoffs.

Although given the lowest seed in the Regional Playoffs, Chattanooga also played host to the Regional Playoffs.[12] Chattanooga went on to defeat top seeded Miami United F.C. 2-0[13] and the Tulsa Athletics once again 2-0 in a rematch of 2013's Regional Match.[14] Chattanooga would next host the Sacramento Gold in a rematch of the 2010 NPSL Championship game.[15]

Against the Gold, Chattanooga went down 0-1 early, but came back to close out with a 4-1 victory in front of a league attendance record of 8,878 .[16][17]

Player Awards and Former Player Notes[edit]

2011 Chattanooga FC player Mark Sherrod was drafted by the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer in the second-round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

Goalkeeper Greggaa Hartley was named the NPSL Mitre Player of the Week for the Playoffs after 3 shutouts and only 1 goal allowed in 4 South Regional Playoff games.[18]

3 Chattanooga FC players were named to the NPSL Supporters' XI team. Chris Lavie on defense, and midfielders Thibault Charmey and Luis Trude.[19]

2 Additional Players were also named to the All-NPSL team, goalkeeper Gregory Hartley and forward Luke Winter.[20]

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

Source: [1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 England GK Thomas Halsall
1 England GK Gregory Hartley
2 United States DF Wilson Linder
3 United States DF James Moore
4 United States DF Builder Brock
6 England DF Adam Reakes
7 England MF John Carrier
8 Brazil MF Luis Trude
9 Brazil FW Jose "Zeca" Ferraz
10 United States FW Michael Brooks
11 South Africa FW Sias Reyneke
12 England DF Andy Stewart
13 France DF Chris Lavie
14 Republic of Ireland FW Niall McCabe
15 Kenya MF Mohamed Aden
16 United States MF Nathan Adams
No. Position Player
17 England FW Luke Winter
18 United States DF Gabe Franco
19 United States MF Fynn Glover
20 Kenya FW Chrispin Ochieng
21 Canada DF Jordan Dunston
22 France MF Leo De Smedt
23 United States DF Nicholas Chase
27 France MF Thibault Charmey
28 Mexico MF Ivan Heredia
England MF Gustavo Angel Tamayo
United States MF Bryson Moore
England FW Joel Glover
Germany DF Andy Ingram
England DF Jorge Gonzalez Giron
United States MF John Davidson

Team management[edit]

  • Head Coach - Bill Elliott

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

US Open Cup[edit]

Further information: 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Chattanooga FC entered the U.S. Open Cup in the second round.

NPSL Regular Season[edit]

Main article: 2014 NPSL season

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 Chattanooga FC (C) 10 7 2 1 28 8 +20 23 Southeast Conference Champion
2 Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves (Q) 10 7 2 1 19 8 +11 23 Southeast Region Playoffs
3 New Orleans Jesters (Q) 10 6 2 2 15 13 +2 20 Southeast Region Playoffs
4 Nashville FC (Q) 12 6 3 3 18 13 +5 21 Southeast Region Playoffs
5 Rocket City United 10 2 2 6 10 24 −14 8
6 Georgia Revolution 10 1 1 8 10 24 −14 4
7 Knoxville Force 10 0 2 8 8 25 −17 2
8 Pensacola City FC (DQ) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 withdrew midseason on May 29th, 2014

Updated to games played on July 5, 2014.
Source: NPSL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Conference Champion; (E) = Eliminated; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Ground A H A A A H A A H H H H
Result W D L W W D W W W W W
Position 1 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Last updated: July 4, 2014.
Source: http://www.npsl.info
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match reports[edit]

NPSL Southeast Conference Playoffs[edit]

Further information: 2014 NPSL season playoffs
Conference Semifinals[21] (July 11) Conference Championship (July 12)
           
1 Chattanooga FC 6
4 Nashville FC 1
1 Chattanooga FC 4
3 New Orleans Jesters 0
3 New Orleans Jesters 4
2 Silverbacks Reserves 1

NPSL Regional & National Playoffs[edit]

Regional Semifinals Regional Finals National Semifinals NPSL Championship Game
                       
1 New York Red Bulls 4
4 Brooklyn Italians 3
1 New York Red Bulls 4
Northeast Region (July 16 & 19)
3 GBFC Thunder 0
3 GBFC Thunder 1
2 D.C. United U-23 0
NE-1 New York Red Bulls 2
MW-4 Lansing United 0
1 Quad City Eagles 0
4 Fort Pitt Regiment 1
4 Fort Pitt Regiment 1
Midwest Region (July 19 & 20)[22]
2 Lansing United (aet) 2
3 MN United Reserves 1
2 Lansing United 4
New York Red Bulls 3
Chattanooga FC 1
1 Miami United F.C. 0
4 Chattanooga FC 2
4 Chattanooga FC 2
South Region (July 18 & 19)
2 Tulsa Athletics 0
3 Upward Stars 2
2 Tulsa Athletics 4
S-2 Chattanooga FC 4
W-3 Sacramento Gold 1
1 Spartans Futbol Club 1
6 Sonoma County Sol 3
6 Sonoma County Sol 0
West Region (July 13 & 19)
3 Sacramento Gold 2
3 Sacramento Gold 5
2 FC Force 2

*Conference Champions
Bold Winner
italics Team with home-field advantage

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/cfc-hosting-us-open-cup-game
  2. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/schedule/2014
  3. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/conference-opponent-pensacola-city-fc-ceases-operations
  4. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/the-chattanooga-fc-women-first-season
  5. ^ http://www.wpsl.info/standings/
  6. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/historic-win-in-us-open-cup
  7. ^ http://thecup.us/2014-us-open-cup-second-round-luke-winters-brace-helps-chattanooga-fc-to-historic-win-earns-thecup-us-player-of-the-round/
  8. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/atlanta-emphatic-in-us-open-cup-win
  9. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/chattanooga-hosts-2014-playoffs
  10. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/cfc-romps-in-conference-semifinal
  11. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/cfc-rolls-4-0-in-southeast-conf-championship
  12. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/region-playoffs-come-to-chattanooga
  13. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/victory-over-miami-united-puts-cfc-in-region-final
  14. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/2014-south-region-champions
  15. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/chattanooga-hosts-national-semifinal
  16. ^ http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/catwalkchatt/record-crowd-spurs-chattanooga-fc-to-npsl-championship-berth/article_618de92a-1543-11e4-8077-001a4bcf6878.html
  17. ^ http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/huge-win-for-a-huge-crowd
  18. ^ http://www.npsl.info/home/825338.html
  19. ^ http://www.npsl.info/home/826565.html
  20. ^ http://www.npsl.info/home/826867.html
  21. ^ http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/jul/05/chattanooga-fc-blasts-rocket-city-united/
  22. ^ http://www.nationalpremiersoccerleague.com/home/786794.html

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