In the Heartland, a lot of split weeks in the conference… Little Rock shut out FC Wichita, but they came back and knocked off Tulsa 2-1 mid-week. Here’s the KSN highlights…
Tulsa Athletic knocked off Demize 3-1 earlier in the week
and, then, Demize rebounded with a mid-week win over Ozark FC as did Dallas City FC.
This week, Ozark (0pts, 6th) hosts Little Rock (13pts, 1st) and Joplin (4pts, 5th). Wichita (13pts, 1st) hosts Demize and Tulsa (10pts, 3rd) hosts Dallas City (10pts, 3rd).
In the Lonestar, Dutch Lions had a 4-point week with a 6-3 win over Tyler FC
And a 2-2 draw with Regals. Regals also lost to Midland-Odessa, 2-0, while Vaqueros and Rafters had a goalless draw.
This week, Rafters (4pts, 5th) host Regals (8pts, 4th) and Tyler. Midland-Odessa (18pts, 1st) host Dutch Lions (14pts, 2nd) and Tyler (2pts, 6th) also host Vaqueros (13pts, 3rd).
In the Southeast, it’s a logjam with seven teams separated by 6 points. The Atlanta Silverbacks had a bus break down on the way to Asheville, made it just in time, and shared points with ACSC. Here’s MST3K’s broadcast…
And Chattanooga FC is at a gaggle of teams at 13 points with two more wins. Here’s Mad Kemp’s look at the last-minute winner over Memphis City with Danny Reynolds
And, then, the completion of the suspended match from a month ago that ended up in a 5-0 win over Birmingham
Inter Nashville and New Orleans are at 13 points as well. Jesters drew at Memphis City
Knoxville Force (14pts, 2nd) also knocked off Birmingham, 3-2, and FC Carolina United beat the Georgia Revs, 3-1, at Queens.
This week, the biggest match is when Asheville (11pts, 6th) visits Atlanta. Chattanooga FC has FC Carolina United (5pts, 8th) visiting before a trip to Memphis City (10pts, 7th) mid-week. Knoxville hosts the Revs (3pts, 10th) and the Hammers (4pts, 9th) after their trip to Inter Nashville. And Memphis City visits New Orleans- weather permitting.
In the Sunshine, it’s still Miami Fusion (18pts, 1st) and Miami United (16pts, 2nd). Fusion beat Boca Raton, 4-2
Sportsmesh TV has the match
United beat Beaches, 3-1, and Sportsmesh was there as well…
Kraze United shut out Naples United FC as well. This week, Beaches (3pts, 6th) is at Jacksonville Armada (13pts, 3rd) and Naples United (0pts, 7th) mid-week. Miami Fusion hosts Kraze (12pts, 4th) and Miami United at Boca Raton FC (6pts, 5th).
For tonight’s SoccerCast, it’s an early start thanks to Mother Nature…
You’ll remember she has had her way with folks the last couple of weeks and the Chattanooga match with Birmingham was suspended in the 20’s…
The continuation of this match starts at 630 EDT
Last week, in the Heartland Conference, FC Wichita put up 5 on Ozark FC.
Little Rock and Tulsa drew at ones.
This week, Demize (4pts, 5th) host Ozark (0pts, 6th) and goes to Tulsa (7pts, 3rd). FC Wichita (13pts, 1st) goes to Little Rock (10pts, 2nd) and hosts Tulsa. Dallas City (7pts, 3rd) also host Ozark on Saturday.
In the Lonestar, Dutch Lions got two 3-1 wins- over Fort Worth
and Midland-Odessa. Houston Regals shut out Tyler FC and Midland-Odessa beat Shreveport.
This week, the Lions (10pts, 3rd) host Tyler (2pts, 6th) before going to Regals (7pts, 4th). Houston also hosts Midland-Odessa (15pts, 1st) and Vaqueros (12pts, 2nd) host Rafters (3pts, 5th).
In the Southeast, the Atlanta Silverbacks put up more numbers with a 4-1 win at Knoxville. New Orleans Jesters had a big week- two draws with Inter Nashville and Chattanooga… here’s the equalizer at Fort Finley
Add that with a win over Birmingham. CFC also beat the Hammers last week. Here’s MadKemp’s look at the match…
Memphis City won at Asheville City, 2-1, combined with a Blues draw against the Georgia Revs. Above and Beyond has the highlights…
Inter Nashville also won 1-0 over FC Carolina United.
This week, the Silverbacks (15pts, 1st) are in Asheville (10pts, 5th). Chattanooga (7pts, 7th) host Inter Nashville and Birmingham mid-week in between two Hammers (4pts, 8th) home matches with Knoxville (11pts, 4th) and Atlanta. New Orleans (12pts, 3rd) are at Memphis (9pts, 6th) before a home game with Inter Nashville (13pts, 2nd). FCCU (2pts, 10th) also wraps up with a match with the Revs (3pts, 9th).
And, in the Sunshine, Miami United (13pts, 1st) had a split week- losing to Kraze (9pts, 4th)- sportsmesh has the highlights
before beating Beaches FC. Miami Fusion (12pts, 2nd) beat Beaches as well
and Jacksonville Armada U23 beat Boca Raton (6pts, 5th)
This week, Armada (10pts, 3rd) host Kraze before they host Naples (0pts, 7th). Miami Fusion host Boca and United host Beaches (3pts, 6th).
It’s a big match-up to start the weekend in the Southeast Conference in the NPSL
New Orleans Jesters, on top in the Western half of the conference, travel to Chattanooga FC to go after one of the traditional powers in the conference.
The five matches CFC have in the next two weeks will go a long way in determining where they’ll stand this season in the league…
Kickoff 7:30PM from Fort Finley
In the South Conference, this is where we think some of the most competitive soccer will be played all spring and summer…
Starting in the Southeast, it’s crowded and there’s a lot of offense on the table…
There are six teams separated by six points. Atlanta Silverbacks are on top with 9 points, then the gaggle breaks in. Inter Nashville, Knoxville, and Asheville City are at 8. New Orleans Jesters are at 7. Chattanooga FC are at 5. Birmingham Hammers are at 4, Memphis City have 3, FC Carolina United have 2 and the Georgia Revolution have 1 point.
Last week, Atlanta shut out Knoxville before the Force put 5 on FCCU. Esportesnet has the highlights…
Scruffy City Syndicate has the five-spot from Sansom. FCCU lost the sandwich game in their week, 3-2, to Asheville City.
Inter Nashville and Memphis City had a scoreless draw and the Jesters beat the Revs, 1-0.
This week, Silverbacks are at FCCU and Knoxville. Inter Nashville host Asheville and New Orleans. Memphis City hosts Birmingham before going to Asheville. The Revs host Chattanooga FC Saturday before CFC’s Thursday match in Birmingham.
In the Lonestar, it’s still Midland-Odessa and Vaqueros at 9 points. Houston Regals are next at 4. Tyler FC have 2, Dutch Lions 1, and the Shreveport Rafters are looking for their first points.
Last week, Midland-Odessa beat Vaqueros, 2-1…
And had a feature done on them by the folks over at Inside View
Tyler and Dutch Lions drew at 2 and the Lions have the highlights there…
This week, Midland-Odessa goes to Vaqueros and Tyler FC. Lions host Regals and Tyler hosts the Rafters.
The Heartland is still a big jumble with five teams within five points of each other. Little Rock Rangers are at 9 points with FC Wichita at 7 points, Tulsa Athletic at 6, Dallas City at 4, and Joplin’s Demize at 4 points. Ozark FC is still looking for their first positive result of the season.
Last week, Rangers beat Dallas City and drew Demize. Demize also beat Tulsa and Dallas City. FC Wichita also beat Ozark FC. This week, Ozark hosts Dallas City and Tulsa host Wichita.
Finally in the Sunshine, it’s still the two Miami franchises and everyone else. United leads Fusion by 3 points (12-9). Armada U-23 and Boca Raton FC are at 6. Beaches and Kraze United are at 3 points and Naples United have lost their first four matches.
Last week, Miami United beat Beaches 1-0. Sportsmesh tv has the match…
Boca beat Naples 3-1 and Joseph Alas did a gameday vlog on playing against his old team…
Sportsmesh also has the Armada-Fusion match where Fusion won, 3-1.
This week, Naples plays at Boca and home to Beaches. Kraze host Fusion and United host Armada.
A lot of you in the SDH footprint knew about (and were, probably, present) when this happened over the weekend…
But this one happened in Chattanooga… same issue, same solution…
Good on you both!
Nicely done… and the HQ thinks that the solution might be right in front of us all for future anthems…
This week, Miami Fusion hosts Miami United, Naples hosts the Armada, Beaches hosts Kraze and then mid-week Beaches head to Boca.
Coming off the heels of a successful hosting of the U.S. national team’s 1-0 win over Jamaica, Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium is preparing to host Chattanooga FC’s first ever meeting with new MLS club Atlanta United. The match will be the first preseason match of 2017 for Atlanta as they are gearing up to start their first season on March 5.
Chattanooga FC general manager Sean McDaniel said:
“It really is a David vs. Goliath situation, and we need every CFC fan in attendance to help us cheer on our home team. We met a lot of Atlanta United fans this past weekend at the Men’s National team game, and they all told us they were coming back for this. This is our opportunity to show a major league club exactly why Chattanooga is such a great soccer town. It has all the makings of a great atmosphere and a great game.”
Tickets are available for the match at the club’s website and as part of all Chattanooga FC season ticket packages. Sean McDaniel told SDH Daily last week that “ticket sales are robust. Every day we sell a little more than the day before.” He expects to hit between 9-10,000 fans on Saturday.
McDaniel also broke the news with us that the game would be streamed on the team’s website. They’re planning a three-camera shoot and a high quality broadcast for this special occasion.
The Chattanooga FC Foundation, in conjunction with other local foundations, will be opening a second set of futsal fields at Highland Park Commons. The groundbreaking for the new fields will be on Wednesday, February 1. U.S. national team players and coaches will be on hand to celebrate the occasion ahead of their game at Finley Stadium on Friday.
The Highland Park Commons facility was developed in 2011 with prominent support from Chattanooga’s Maclellan Foundation. The facility serves the community and has a mix of free play and league programming. Use of the existing fields demonstrated a huge demand for more, and the Chattanooga community is making that happen.
Jonathan Dreiling, director of Highland Park Commons, said:
“The Highland Park Commons have been serving their local neighborhood since its opening in 2011 by creating space for a diverse and healthy community to flourish. Through a vital partnership with the Chattanooga Football Club Foundation in 2015 we have been able to continue the vision with a renewed spirit. Now, through generous donations from the Maclellan Foundation, continued local partnerships and vibrant community involvement we are blessed to announce the ground breaking of this new facility. We are excited to have this opportunity furnished by the Maclellan, Benwood, and Lyndhurst Foundations and look forward to great things ahead.”
For more information on Highland Park Commons, visit their website.