Chattanooga FC vs Los Angeles Force (2021 Legends Cup Group Stage)

April 13, 2021
2021 Legends Cup
Chattanooga FC vs Los Angeles Force
Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga FC 4, Los Angeles Force 1
LAF Chandler Hoffman 6′
CFC Juan Hernandez 22′
CFC Cameron Woodfin 29′
CFC Marcus Nagelstad 40′
CFC Sean Hoffstatter 64′

Yellow Cards:
Los Angeles Cyro Reis de Oliveira 43′

Red Cards:
Los Angeles Cyro Reis de Oliveira 90+’ (Second yellow card)

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Phillip D’Amico – GK
Nick Spielman – D
James Kasak – D
Kaio DaSilva – D
Tate Robertson – M
Ian McGrath – M
Cameron Woodfin – M
Sean Hoffstatter – M
Markus Naglestad – F
Juan Hernandez – F
Brian Bement – F

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Brandon Gomez – GK
Kavian Kashani – D
Joseph Patrick Perez – D
Seamus McLaughlin – D
Ali Kromah – D
Abraham Villon – M
Cyro Reis de Oliveria – M
Christian Gordillo – M
D’Morea Alewine – M
Chandler Hoffman – F
Erik Hernandez – F

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Los Angeles opened the scoring early.  A long ball launched from LA’s defensive half landed in the box where Kaio DaSilva missed his attempt to head it into the ground.  The ball fell to Chandler Hoffman who fired it into the Chattanooga goal in the 6th minute.

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Chattanooga tied a quarter of an hour later.  Marcus Naglestad lined up a free kick from the top of the box.  His shot hit the crossbar, ricocheting it straight up in the air.  As gravity brought it back, Juan Hernandez was the first player to it and he headed the ball into the wide open goal in the 22nd minutes. Seven minutes later, CFC took the lead when Cameron Woodfin delivered the ball down the right flank from the center circle to Tate Robertson.  Robertson chased it down then left LA defender Ali Kromah wondering how he got around him.  The ball racing toward the end line, Robertson chipped it toward the front of the goal to Cameron Woodfin who slotted it past Gomez.

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Chattanooga went into the locker room at halftime with a 3-1 lead, as Markus Naglestad scored in the 40th minute.  Again, a CFC player ran down the right flank and delivered it into the box.  It was cleared but only as far as James Kasak who fired it at the net.  An LA defender blocked it, but it struck the back of another LA defender, pinballing to Markus Naglestad who buried his shot in the net.

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CFC added a fourth goal when Tate Robertson, again down the right flank, delivered a cross.  It fell to Ian McGrath who tapped it over to Sean Hoffstatter.  Hoffstatter muscled off a defender then fired it into the goal in the 64th minute.

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At the end of the first day of matches, the standings looked like this.

G W D L Pts GF GA Differential
Chattanooga FC 1 1 0 0 3 4 1 3
Michigan Stars 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
1904 FC 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
Detroit City FC 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Cal United Strikers 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Maryland Bobcats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stumptown AC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Amsterdam FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LA Force 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 -3

After two days of rest, another three matches were scheduled for the Group Stage on April 16, 2021 featuring:

Detroit City FC vs Stumptown AC
Maryland Bobcats vs 1904 FC
New Amsterdam FC vs Chattanooga FC

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