NISA Independent Cup: Chattanooga FC, Detroit City FC and Gaffa FC win regionals

Chattanooga FC's 3-0 victory over Soda City FC gave it three wins in three games in the Southeast Region. The game had been postponed from the previous week because of bad weather.

Detroit City FC defeated Cleveland SC, 3-0, and FC Buffalo, 3-0, at historic Keyworth Stadium to clinch the Great Lakes Region.

Gaffa FC, which plays in the Gulf Coast Premier League, beat the UPSL's Lone Star Republic, 1-0, on a late goal by Tom Cosgrave to win the Great Plains Region.

The New York Cosmos and New Amsterdam FC played to a 1-1 tie on the opening day of play in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Michael Bello scored in stoppage to earn New Amsterdam FC the tie. The start of play in the Mid-Atlantic region had been postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions in Maryland.

Of the 15 teams in the Independent Cup, only four are slated to play in the abbreviated NISA fall championship, which kicks off on Saturday when the Michigan Stars host Chattanooga FC.

NISA Independent Cup, Results:
Mid-Atlantic. Aug. 2. New York Cosmos 1 New Amsterdam FC 1; FC Baltimore Christos 1 Maryland Bobcats 1.
Southeast. Aug. 1. Chattanooga FC 3 Soda City FC 0; Savannah Clovers 1 Georgia Revolution 0.
Great Lakes. July 29. Cleveland SC 3 FC Buffalo 1. July 31. Detroit City FC 3 Cleveland SC 0. Aug. 2. Detroit City FC 3 FC Buffalo 0.
Central Plains. Aug. 1. Gaffa FC 1 Lone Star Republic 0.

NISA Independent Cup, Schedule:
Mid-Atlantic. Aug. 6. New York Cosmos vs. FC Baltimore Christos; New Amsterdam FC vs. Maryland Bobcats (in Leesburg, Va.). Aug. 9. New York Cosmos vs. Maryland Bobcats; New Amsterdam FC vs. FC Baltimore Christos (in Leesburg, Va.).

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1 comment about "NISA Independent Cup: Chattanooga FC, Detroit City FC and Gaffa FC win regionals".
  1. R2 Dad, August 6, 2020 at 9:04 a.m.

    Should I bother to investigate? Will NISA be the next NASL? If USSF doesn't really care about lower leagues, why should I? There are 8 teams. Will this league be around in 2022? No way to know. Too bad USSF has captiualated and allowed the MLS business model to determine the fate of the soccer pyramid in the US.

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