September 22, 2020: Los Angeles Force vs Chattanooga FC

September 22, 2020
2020 NISA Fall Tournament Group Stage, Match Four
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI

Los Angeles Force 0, Chattanooga FC 2
CFC Sean Hoffstatter (Kyle Carr) 45′
CFC  Darwin Lom 63′

Yellow Cards:
Ryan Marcano (CFC) 51′
Brian Bement (CFC) 90+’

Red Cards:
Abraham Torres (LA) 9′

Our frenemies, Chattanooga, won the Eastern Conference for seeding in the tournament.  Los Angeles was the #4 seed in Group B.


Los Angeles Force
Hugo Gomez – Keeper
Jonatan Valle – Defender
Gregory Salazar – Defender
Abraham Torres – Defender
Quinton Carey – Defender
Josue Espana – Midfielder
Jimmy Villalobos – Midfielder
Cyro Reis de Oliveria – Midfielder
Paolo Cardozo – Midfielder
Danny Trejo – Forward
Christian Gordillo – Forward


Chattanooga FC
Alec Redington – Keeper
Wilfred Williams – Defender
Richard Dixon – Defender
Nick Spielman – Defender
Shaun Russell – Defender
Darwin Lom – Midfielder
Juan Hernandez – Midfielder
Jowayne Laidley – Midfielder
Sean Hoffstatter – Midfielder
Ian McGrath – Midfielder
Jose Ferraz – Forward

It didn’t take long for LA to put themselves in a hole, as Abraham Torres’ elbow to the face of Jose Ferraz earned him a straight red card in the 9th minute.  This gave Chattanooga FC a man advantage for the remainder of the match.

Even though they were down a man, Danny Trejo just kept coming at the CFC goal, trying to give his team a lead on the scoreboard.

In the embers of the first half, Kyle Carr, who, with Kyle Marcano, subbed in for Richard Dixon and Jowayne Laidley in the 28th minute, delivered a corner kick that Sean Hoffstatter’s head directed into the net to give Chattanooga FC a 1-0 lead at halftime.

As the second half began, Brian Bement subbed in for the goal scorer, Sean Hoffstatter.

In the 60th minute, again on a corner kick, CFC capitalized and doubled the lead.

Los Angeles kept working and earned a penalty kick in the 78th minute.  CFC keeper, Alec Redington made the save, however it was adjudicated by the referee that he came off his line too early.  On the second attempt, Danny Trejo hit the crossbar.

After Day One of the Group A matches, it was tied at the top and at the bottom.

Cal United 1-0-0 3 pts, +2 goal differential
Chattanooga 1-0-0 3 pts, +2 goal differential
LA Force 0-0-1 0 pts, -2 goal differential
NY Cosmos 0-0-1 0 pts, -2 goal differential

For all the matches in the tournament, go HERE.

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