Weekly Preview June 5


The Emerald Force soccer teams look to rebound after they struggled during the past week, only getting one win and suffering three losses.

The men's team lost both games, one to Chattanooga FC at home and one to Inter Nashville FC on the road. The women's team pulled off an incredible comeback victory at home over the Nashville Rhythm, but lost to Peachtree City MOBA on road.

The Emerald Force men's team gets started this week as they host the New Orleans Jesters on June 6. The Force lost to the Jesters 4-0 in their first game of the year in New Orleans. The Force will take on the Jesters at Sansom Sports Complex at 7:00 pm.

The men's team will then play on June 9 as they take on the Asheville City Soccer Club. Emerald's first match this season against Asheville City begins at 7:00 pm Saturday at the Sansom Sports Complex.

The Emerald Force women's team only play once this week as they head to Memphis to face the Memphis Lobos. The Force got a 2-0 victory over the Lobos earlier this year in Knoxville and hope to grab a win against them on the road Saturday. Game time is 6:00 pm Central.

Tickets for Emerald Force home games are available for purchase at the door 90 minutes before match time. Admission: adult - $5, child - $3, children ages 8 and under - free.


The Emerald Force Soccer Club's NPSL and WPSL teams are Knoxville's highest level soccer teams. Previously known as the Knoxville Force, the men's team began play in 2011 and the women's team in 2012. In 2014, the club became part of Emerald Youth Foundation.

Since 1991, Emerald Youth Foundation worked to support Knoxville’s youth and prepare generations of Godly community leaders. Emerald Youth has engaged more than 25,000 children and young adults in a variety of community programs for nearly three decades. Every year, Emerald Youth serves more than 2,200 children, teens and young adults in the heart of Knoxville through faith, learning and health programs. For more information, visit EmeraldYouth.org or follow @EmeraldYouth on Twitter and Facebook.

NW PSLMatthew Graham