Weekly Preview May 29


The men's and women's Force stay busy this week, each having a pair of games over the next seven days. Both teams start with home games in Knoxville on Wednesday and Friday and then travel for away games over the weekend and the beginning of next week.

The Force men's team opens up with a home game on Wednesday against Chattanooga FC. The Force look to avenge their 2-0 to Chattanooga earlier this year on May 19. The match will be played at Sansom Sports Complex in Knoxville at 7:00pm.

The Force women's team follow up with a home game of their own against the Nashville Rhythm. The Rhythm have won a game and tied one so far this season and will have to steal one on the road versus the Force. That game will begin at 6:30pm at Sansom Sports Complex in Knoxville.

The Emerald Force then hit the road as the men travel to Nashville to take on Inter Nashville FC. Hoping to bounce back from a tough home loss to Inter Nashville just one week prior, the Force will have to scrap hard to get a win on the road against a solid Inter Nashville team. That game will be played at the International Indoor Sports Complex in Nashville and will start at 7:00pm.

The women's team will finish off this stretch as they travel down to Peachtree City, Georgia to face Peachtree MOBA. Peachtree has only played one game so far this season which resulted in a 2-2 tie with the Nashville Rhythm in Nashville. Peachtree will host the Force at 7:00pm at the MOBA Soccer Stadium just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

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