Chattanooga FC yet to allow a goal in four NISA games

Staff file photo by Matt Hamilton / Chattanooga FC played the host Michigan Stars to a scoreless draw Saturday night.

The Chattanooga Football Club has yet to allow a goal to a National Independent Soccer Association opponent this season.

However, for the first time in 2023, Chattanooga FC came away from a NISA match without a win and the resulting three points in the league standings, playing to a scoreless draw Saturday night against the host Michigan Stars.

Chattanooga (3-0-1) stands firm atop the league table with 10 points, with the Maryland Bobcats (2-0) and Gold Star FC Detroit (2-0-2) next with six points apiece, followed by Michigan (1-0-2) with five.

CFC's Juan Louis, Markus Naglestad and Damian Rodriguez all had shots blocked in the second half, when Lenny Lopez nearly scored off a well-placed cross as his shot sailed just over the goal in the 74th minute.

CFC keeper Jean Antoine picked up his fourth shutout in as many NISA games, while Jungwoo So, Anatolie Prepelita, Aydan Bowers and Joseph Bowers all helped CFC's defensive performance on the back line.

The road draw came three days after CFC lost to the host Birmingham Legion on penalty kicks, 1-1 (4-3), in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.

CFC continues its NISA schedule next Saturday, when the Savannah Clovers visit Chattanooga for a 3 p.m. kickoff at Finley Stadium.

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