If you need more proof that soccer continues to grow at a good rate in the United States, look no further than Chattanooga FC's recent tournament victory
Chattanooga defeated the Indiana Fire, 3-0, on Saturday in a National Premier Soccer League semifinals match played in front of a record crowd of 9,236. That total was more than the 8,878 Chattanooga reeled in at last season's national semifinals game, and marked the highest attendance in the history of the 4th tier NPSL.
Chris Ochleng led the way for Chattanooga with a second-half brace, and the club will now host New York Cosmos B next weekend in the championship match.
"What an atmosphere. What an atmosphere!" Chattanooga FC head coach Bill Elliott said after the game.
What an atmosphere indeed.
Chatta Chatta Nooga Nooga pic.twitter.com/80sGFg8pAo— Chattanooga FC (@ChattanoogaFC) August 2, 2015