Chattanooga FC loses in NPSL final

Chattanooga FC loses in NPSL final

August 2nd, 2014 by Gene Henley in Sportlocal

Chattanooga FC player Luke Winter, shown rubbing his neck during last week's NPSL semifinal, gave CFC an early lead in Saturday night's 3-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls U-23 team in the championship match.

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The Chattanooga Football Club fell 3-1 to the New York Red Bulls U-23 team Saturday night in the National Premier Soccer League national final at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

Chattanooga FC (15-3-2) took a 1-0 edge on a Luke Winter goal in the 15th minute. The All-NPSL player rebounded a Luis Trude shot that hit the crossbar.

New York (16-0-0) evened the match in the 23rd minute when Scott Thomsen scored.

The teams were tied until the 85th minute, when Joe Farrell scored for the Red Bulls. They later iced the match with CFC pushing forward when Sam Adjei netted a rebound goal.

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