Weekly Preview June 28


After over two weeks of rest, the Emerald Force women's team is back on their home field Thursday, June 28 to take on Chattanooga FC.

Emerald and Chattanooga battled it out earlier in the season in Chattanooga, and it was Chattanooga who came out with a 2-0 win over the Force. Chattanooga FC has not scored more than two goals a game all season and seem like a beatable team, yet, they currently find themselves sitting at the top of the conference with an undefeated record. 

However, the Emerald Force women's team hopes to pull off the upset this week. Kick off is at 7:00 pm at Sansom Sports Complex. 

The women's team is then back on the road Saturday, June 30, as they travel to Nashville to take on the Nashville Rhythm. The last time the Force and Rhythm met, the Force pulled off an incredible comeback and got a 3-2 victory after trailing 2-0 in the first half. They will face off at Father Ryan High School in Nashville at 7:00 pm.

Coming off of a ten day break of their own, the Emerald Force men's team will be back at Sansom Sports Complex on Saturday to face the Georgia Revolution. The Revolution pulled out a 3-0 victory over the Force in Georgia on June 16. Match time this Saturday is 7:00 pm. 

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