Chattanooga FC vs New Amsterdam FC (2021 NISA Legends Cup Group Stage)

April 16, 2021
2021 Legends Cup
New Amsterdam FC vs Chattanooga FC
Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN

New Amsterdam 0, Chattanooga FC 3
CFC: Ian McGrath (Brian Bement) 29′
CFC: Ian McGrath (James Kasak) 75′
CFC: Brett Jones (Cameron Woodfin) 89′

Yellow Cards:
NAFC Mayele Malango 70′
CFC: Brian Bemett 79′
NAFC Mohamed Kone 80′
NAFC Sikele Sylvester 85′

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CHATTANOOGA FC
STARTING XI

Phillip D’Amico – GK
Shaun Russell – D
Nick Spielman – D
James Kasak – D
Kaio DaSilva – D
Tate Robertson – M
Ian McGrath – M
Charles Coleman – M
Sean Hoffstatter – M
Juan Hernandez – F
Brian Bement – F

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NEW AMSTERDAM FC
STARTING XI

Jesse Corke – GK
Armando Guarnera – D
Oluremi Williams – D
Yusuf Mikaheel – D
Sikele Sylvester – D
Mohamed Kone – D
Fernando Cortez – M
Michael Kafari – M
Bledi Bardic – F
Jose Angulo – F
Shavon John-Brown – F

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Taking a knee for racial and social justice.

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In the 29th minute, the ball was sent up field toward the New Amsterdam box.  The New Amsterdam defender headed it out, however it fell to the feet of Ian McGrath.  McGrath fired a rocket from near the top of the arc, over a diving Jesse Corke, and into the upper corner of the net, giving Chattanooga a 1-0 lead.

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The play was pretty even up to the goal, which shifted the momentum Chattanooga’s way.  Chattanooga went into the halftime locker room with the lead.

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In the 75th minute (which looks like, by the clock, to be the 74th minute), a free kick lofted into the box created a 3-man air collision between CFC’s Brian Bement, NAFC’s keeper Jesse Corke, and a NAFC defender.  The ball bounced onto the foot of Ian McGrath who buried it into net, doubling CFC’s lead.

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New Amsterdam tried to get back into the game, however a sloppy defense allowed Brett Jones to cut in alone on Jesse Corke, sealing the victory for Chattanooga FC.

The table, with one day of matches remaining, looked like this:

G W D L Pts GF GA GD
Chattanooga FC 2 2 0 0 6 7 1 6
Detroit City FC 2 1 1 0 4 2 0 2
1904 FC 2 1 1 0 4 2 1 1
Cal United Strikers 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Michigan Stars 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
Maryland Bobcats 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 -1
Stumptown AC 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 -2
LA Force 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 -3
New Amsterdam FC 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 -3

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