Chattanooga FC plays host Los Angeles Force to draw

Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Chattanooga FC players huddle before kickoff of Thursday night's U.S. Open Cup second-round match against Memphis 905 FC at Finley Stadium.

The Chattanooga Football Club earned a point in the National Independent Soccer Association standings late Wednesday night, playing the host Los Angeles Force to a 1-1 draw.

Markus Naglestad kept his scoring ways up with a first-half goal for the visitors, and Chattanooga FC extended its unbeaten streak to six matches, with the draw coming four days after a shutout of Bay Cities FC in Redwood, California.

Now holding 20 points with a 6-1-2 record against NISA competition to sit atop the East Division, CFC returns home to face the second-place Michigan Stars FC (4-2-3, 15 points) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Finley Stadium.

The Force dropped to 3-4-3 with the loss to CFC.

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