October 5, 2019
NPSL Members Cup
Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga FC 0, Detroit City FC 1
DCFC Jalen Crisler (James Vaughan)
Record: 5-1-0 16 points, 2nd Place
It’s not often I need sunscreen in Detroit in October, but on this Saturday in Chattanooga I used up the rest of my supply.
Prior to the match, we met up with our Chattahooligan friends, and mingled prior to our short, ninety-minute period of taunting.
The match was huge. This is Chattanooga’s ninth of the ten in the Members Cup, and would need to win this for any chance at winning the cup. City, on the other hand, still had five games, including this one, and were breathing down the necks of the New York Cosmos for the top spot.
It was a scoreless first half. Neither team gave an inch because neither team wanted to lose any points.
In the 77th minute, City earned a corner kick. James Vaughn set it up, and, well, let the video reveal the rest.
City took home the three-points. However, the Cosmos defeated Milwaukee by a 2-1 score, still holding a four-point lead in first place. These three points, and two games in hand, City’s match next Saturday in New York would be huge in deciding the NPSL Members Cup championship.