Weekly Preview May 22


The Emerald Force men's team is in action twice this week with National Premier Soccer League games against Greenville FC and Inter Nashville FC.

The Emerald Force men team will travel to Greenville, South Carolina on Thursday, May 24 and hope to steal a win on the road against the newest team to the NPSL. This is Greenville's first season in the NPSL, and they have their eye on making a strong debut. The Force will take on Greenville FC at the Eugene Stone Soccer Stadium at 7:00 pm. 

The men then return home to take on Inter Nashville FC on May 26. Inter Nashville FC won the Southeast Conference Playoffs last season and have already started this season strong with a 2-1 victory on the road against Greenville FC. The game will begin at 7:00 pm at Sansom Sports Complex.

The Emerald Force women do not have any games this week and are using their break time to rest and prepare for their home game Friday, June 1, against the Nashville Rhythm.

Tickets for 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