Five Chattanooga Football Club players voted All-NPSL

Five Chattanooga Football Club players voted All-NPSL

August 5th, 2015 by Gene Henley in Sports - College

Staff photo by John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press Chattanooga goalkeeper Greg Hartley grabs a Nashville shot as the Chattanooga Football Club hosts Nashville at Finley Stadium on Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

Chattanooga Football Club's Jose Ferraz, left, and Sean Rutter celebrate a goal during the game against Nashville Football Club July 10, 2015, at Finley Stadium.

Chattanooga Football Club's Jose Ferraz, left, and Sean...

Photo by Angela Lewis /Times Free Press.

The Chattanooga Football Club had a total of five players honored in separate all-league teams Tuesday.

Defender Sean Rutter and goalkeeper Greg Hartley were named to the All-NPSL first team, which was voted on by media. They are a part of a defense that has allowed a total of 13 goals in 20 matches so far. Hartley has played in 18 matches, allowing 12 scores.

Those two also made the NPSL Supporters' XI first team, which is voted on by fans.

CFC midfielder Leo De Smedt was named second team by both the media and the fans. He has netted seven goals this season.

Forward Luke Winter was named to the first team by the fans, as he has 12 goals despite battling some injuries. His goal total is tied with forward Chris Ochieng for the local team's lead. Defender James Moore, another CFC player who has battled injuries, was named second team by the fans.

CFC (17-2-1) will host the New York Cosmos B (11-0-1) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for the National Premier Soccer League championship at Finley Stadium. Tickets currently are on sale for $10 and can be pre-ordered at www.chattanoogafc.com. Tickets will cost $12 on Saturday.

Finley Stadium executive director Paul Smith said Monday that the visitors' side of the stadium could be opened up, depending on the number of tickets sold in advance. In that event, the lower end of the north stands would be opened.

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