Weekly Preview July 3


After the Emerald Force women’s team closed out their season on Saturday in Nashville, the men’s team will finish up their season this Saturday against the Atlanta Silverbacks. 

The Emerald Force women's team ended their season with a 2-7 record after a loss on Saturday to the Nashville Rhythm. The Force started the season well, winning two of their first four, but finished with five straight losses. 

The men's team is currently 4-9, but hope to pick up one final win against the Atlanta Silverbacks. The Force sit at the bottom of the Southeast Conference, but a win for the Force would likely move them up to be tied for sixth. 

The Force and the Silverbacks faced off early on in the season in Knoxville where the Silverbacks outplayed the Force and came out with a 3-0 victory over the Force. The Force will take on the Silverbacks at Silverbacks Park in Atlanta, Georgia at 7:00 pm on Saturday, July 7.


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