published Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Chattanooga FC to host National Premier Soccer League Southeast Division Southeast final four

Chattanooga Football Club head coach Bill Elliott talks with the team after a practice in Finley Stadium in this file image.
Chattanooga Football Club head coach Bill Elliott talks with the team after a practice in Finley Stadium in this file image.
Photo by Erin O. Smith.

The Chattanooga Football Club announced Wednesday that Finley Stadium will be the host for the 2014 National Premier Soccer League Southeast Division playoffs, which begin on July 11.

Semifinal matches will be played that evening, with start times of 5 and 7:30, with the championship to be played at 7:30 on Saturday.

The seeds have yet to be determined, but Chattanooga FC will be one of the four teams participating, along with the Atlanta Silverback Reserves, Nashville FC and the New Orleans Jesters.

"We'd love nothing more than to be playing for the Southeast championship right here in front of the best fans in the league," CFC coach Bill Elliott said in a news release.

The Jesters will play Chattanooga in a 7:30 p.m. match Saturday with first place in the division on the line. The two clubs sport identical 5-1-2 records in conference play, but New Orleans won 3-2 when the clubs played on May 24.

"This is a great opportunity for us to grab the top spot in the conference playoffs," general manager Sean McDaniel said in a release. "It will give us a great opportunity to perform well here at Finley in front of our home crowds. We definitely want to advance to the region playoffs again this year."

Contact Gene Henley at ghenley@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6311. Follow him at twitter.com/genehenleytfp.

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