CARY, NC (Oct. 8, 2022) – North Carolina FC fell in their final home match of the 2022 season, 1-0, to the Chattanooga Red Wolves SC Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. Juan Galindez put the visitors in front in the 49th minute, taking a pass down the left channel from Jose Carrera and beating the keeper near-post for the only tally of the night.
A banner crowd of 4,873 fans were on hand for Noche Latina and Fan Appreciation Night for a match that went down to the wire but NCFC couldn’t pull out the late equaliser. Chattanooga held a 16-14 edge in shots and had 53.7% possession. North Carolina FC was shown eight yellow cards, including two to Nelson Flores Blanco, forcing the home side to play down a man for the final quarter-hour.
Nicholas Holliday made four saves, including a highlight reel diving stop to his right in the first half to keep things level. Garrett McLaughlin had five shots, including a pair just wide and a header off the underside of the crossbar.
Up Next: North Carolina FC wraps up the regular season with a visit to in-state rival Charlotte Independence next Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The match will stream live on ESPN+ and follow @NorthCarolinaFC on Twitter for live updates.
NC (4-4-2): Nick Holliday, Christian Lue Young, Britton Fischer, Jordan Skelton, Nelson Flores Blanco, Pecka (Jaden Servania – 68’), Nelson Martinez (Raheem Somersall – 46’), Nicolas Rincon (Max Flick – 77’), Shak Adams (Nicolás Molina – 68’), Oalex Anderson, Garrett McLaughlin
Subs Not Used: Will Pulisic, Marvin Mariche, Luis Arriaga
CHA (4-3-3): Carlos Aviles, Daniel Navarro, Timmy Mehl, Aaron Lombardi, Nicolas Cardona, Jose Carrera ©, Jimmie Villalobos (Ualefi – 77’), Josue Espana (Jorge Paez – 68’), Yahir Paez (Juan Galindrez – 46’), Moe Espinoza (Ivan Gutierrez – 76’), Rafael Mentzingen (Rey Ortiz – 76’)
Subs Not Used: JD Myers, DJ Benton
CHA: Juan Galindrez – 49’ (Carrera)
NC: Jordan Skelton – 25’, Nelson Flores Blanco – 32’, Nico Rincon – 33’, Nelson Martinez – 43’, Pecka – 57’, Nico Molina – 78’, Will Pulisic – 79’
CHA: – Josue Espana – 28’, Jorge Paez – 90+2’, Jose Carrera – 90+3’
NC: Nelson Flores Blanco (double yellow – 75’)