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Carolina Core FC Defeated by Chattanooga FC on Matchday 7 of MLS NEXT Pro Season

April 27, 2024 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
Carolina Core FC News Release

Tonight's matchup between Carolina Core FC and Chattanooga marked a historic occasion, as it marked the first game featuring two independent clubs in MLS NEXT Pro history. With both teams entering the league in 2024, Chattanooga and Carolina ended their historic matchup with a scoreline of 2-0 to the home side. The two Pacific Division clubs will square off on two more occasions this season.

Midfielder Ozzie Cisneros makes first CCFC start

Following his debut for the Foxes on Monday night against Chicago Fire FC II, attacking midfielder Ozzie Cisneros made his first start for the club against fellow MLS NEXT Pro independent club Chattanooga FC. Cisneros registered one shot while completing 100 percent of his passes and one key pass into the attacking third in an eventual 2-0 loss.

Promising Display from Midfielder Jacob Evans

CCFC captain Jacob Evans led the team with another promising attacking display on Saturday night. Evans led the attack with 2 shots, one of which was on target. The midfielder completed 88.5% of his passes on the night, recording 38 passes total, taking 2 corner kicks, and suffering four fouls.


Carolina Core FC - Andrew Pannenberg; Jathan Juarez (Papa Ndoye - 86'), Ibrahim Covi, Kai Thomas, Christian Diaz; Facundo Canete (Jesus Orejuela - 78'), Jacob Evans; Ozzie Cisneros (Drake Hadeed - 63'), Derek Cuevas, Yekeson Subah (Carlos Mario Diaz - 63'); David "Pachi" Polanco (Josuha Rodriguez - 46').

Substitutes not used - Alex Sutton, Jeremiah White IV, Aryeh Miller, Federico Stachuk.

Chattanooga FC - Jean Antoine; Jesse Williams (Joseph Perez - 52'), Anatolie Prepelita, Duvan Viafara, Milo Garvanian; Jude Arthur (Farid Sar-Sar - 90'+1), Andres Jimenez Aranzazu, Callum Watson (Alex McGarth - 63'); Taylor Gray (Jalen James - 90'+1), Jesus Ibarra, Mehdi Ouamri (Carlos Rivas - 90'+1).

Substitutes not used - Jon Burke, Luis Garcia Sosa, Ethan Koren, Damian Rodriguez.

Next Game

Carolina Core FC visits Atlanta United 2 for the second time this season, continuing their start of the season road trip on Wednesday, May 8 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:00 PM ET on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

2024 MLS NEXT Pro

Carolina Core FC at Chattanooga FC

Saturday - Finley Stadium (Chattanooga, TN)

Carolina Core FC record: 0-4-1 (2 points - 15th in East)

Chattanooga FC record: 4-1-2 (15 points - 1st in East)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Carolina Core FC 0 0 0

Chattanooga FC 1 1 2

Scoring Summary:

CFC: Jesus Ibarra (Callum Watson) - 7'

CFC: Milo Garvanian (Taylor Gray) - 75'

Misconduct Summary:

CFC: Jude Arthur (caution) - 55'

CCFC: Derek Cuevas (caution) - 57'

CFC: Jesus Ibarra (caution) - 58'

CFC: Callum Watson (caution) - 60'

CFC: Milo Garvanian (caution) - 68'

Referee: Atahan Yaya

Assistant Referees: Joshua Belk, Rebecca Luther

Fourth Official: Donovan Eubank

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 62 degrees

Attendance: 3,614

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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