Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (8-10-8) hosts Richmond Kickers (8-12-5) at David Stanton Field on Saturday night. The USL League One team’s playoff hopes are contingent on a win Saturday and a favorable result for FC Tucson (11-9-6) against Forward Madison FC (11-9-6) Friday night.
Saturday’s match marks the fourth and final meeting between Chattanooga and Richmond with the series sitting at 2-1-0 in favor of the Red Wolves. Richmond last visited Chattanooga on June 29 and fell to the home side 2-0.
Chattanooga sits in fifth place in League One standings with 36 points, just three points shy of the fourth-place playoff spot currently occupied by Forward Madison FC. Should Madison lose to already eliminated FC Tucson in their matchup tonight at Kino Sports Complex, the Red Wolves are still eligible to clinch the fourth and final playoff spot.
Red Wolves Captain Steven Beattie is unable to see the rest of his season through due to a torn meniscus in his right knee. But the loss of one player brings the return of another. Defender Richard Dixon will take the field on Saturday after his five-month absence due to an injury sustained back in March.
Saturday will also see defender Vangjel Zguro eligible to play following his one-game suspension after receiving a red card in the team’s match against Lansing Ignite on September 14.
Saturday’s match kicks off at 7 p.m. ET. Gates open at 6 p.m. ET. For tickets, visit chattredwolves.com/tickets.
ABOUT CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES SC
Founded in 2018, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC is a USSF-sanctioned professional soccer club in Chattanooga, Tenn. The USL League One founding member is led by business executive Robert (Bob) Martino and coached by Tim Hankinson. The club has plans to construct a new state-of-the-art 5,500-seat soccer-specific stadium in Chattanooga for the 2020 season and will play its inaugural season at David Stanton Field at Chattanooga Christian School while the stadium is being built. For more information, visit chattredwolves.com.