Chattanooga FC holds steady with draw; Red Wolves lose

Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Topher Kersting and David Adams wave Chattanooga FC flags weighing, with the wind, nearly 70 pounds during the team's U.S. Open Cup second-round match against Memphis 905 FC on Thursday night at Finley Stadium.

The Chattanooga Football Club played the Michigan Stars FC to a scoreless draw Saturday night at Finley Stadium, which allowed the home team to maintain a five-point edge over the second-place Stars in the National Independent Soccer Association's East Division standings.

Chattanooga FC (7-2-3 overall, 6-1-3 NISA for 21 points) is also home for its next match, against AC Syracuse (2-7-2) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. CFC will be trying to extend its unbeaten streak to eight matches.

Red Wolves lose at home

Coming off Wednesday's 7-1 win in which they set a USL League One record for goals, the Chattanooga Red Wolves weren't able to recapture that magic, not scoring until the 90th minute in a 2-1 loss to FC Tucson at CHI Memorial Stadium in East Ridge.

Juan Galindrez scored for the Red Wolves (5-6-2), who were third in the league standings with 17 points after the loss. Tucson improved to 3-6-2 with its first win in four matches.

Chattanooga travels to face the Northern Colorado Hailstorm (3-4-4) at 9 p.m. Eastern on Thursday.

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