MATCH PREVIEW: October 9th, 2021 Versus San Diego 1904 FC

The House Returns To SeatGeek Stadium Looking For Three Points And Their First Home Win
Published Oct 9, 2021

CHICAGO, IL (October 8th, 2021) - Chicago House AC returns to SeatGeek Stadium for a rematch against San Diego 1904 FC on Saturday night, October 9th. The match kickoff is at 7:30 PM CST. Last Saturday, October 2nd, these two clubs faced off at Canyon Crest Academy Stadium in San Diego, where the House defeated 1904 FC 2-0 and preserved the clean sheet on the road.

The House is in 9th place in the NISA fall table with 8 points while 1904 FC is at the bottom of the table with 7 points.

The House will be looking for their first win at home in the 2021 NISA Fall Season in front of their supporters. Many players and coaches expressed confidence and look to keep the win streak going tomorrow night.

Chicago House AC defender Anthony Bowie shared his perspective on setting up Wojciech Wojcik to get his third goal of the season last week.

"Matteo Kidd had a great little play before, and showed great patience to find me on the right," said Bowie. "I saw Woj making his run, just serving in a hardball, and Woj did the rest. What an excellent finish, and it was a big one from the team to get the lead there."

Bowie also shared the team's message at training this week to prepare for tomorrow night.

"Do not take it for granted," said Bowie. "This is another opportunity for us to get three points and we're entirely focused on doing the job again come this weekend."

Forward Musa Morris gave his thoughts into what it meant to work so hard to score his first goal for the club.

"Honestly, I feel like it's hard as a forward or attacking player when the goals don't come, and sometimes you start doubting yourself," said Morris. "For me, I felt it was a huge weight lifted off me. I feel like scoring for this club in the NISA fall season is very important, and it's awesome. It's a feeling I won't forget.”

Head Coach and Technical Director C.J. Brown expressed how crucial it was to win their last match on the road at San Diego and build some winning momentum.

"It's very crucial, and it's a time to start to build on confidence, build on consistency, and at the end of the day, we're playing the same opponent we just beat," said Coach Brown. "It's going to be a harder game than we ever played because everything is fresh in your mind. I look at it as we played one half and won the first half, and now we have to go win the second half, and hopefully, that turns out the right way."

C.J. Brown also discussed how scoring goals these past two matches has boosted the club's confidence.

"That's the biggest part of it, and everything goes in waves, and confidence is in waves," said Coach Brown. "I think for our strikers, that's the most significant part for them. Once they start feeling like anything coming off their feet is going into the goal, now we have to keep putting balls in there. That part is good, and we need that especially going into the second half of the season. I think we're playing a little better soccer, getting opportunities, and finishing those opportunities will directly help us with results and might help ease some of these games that go down to the last minute every single time. If we can score some of these goals early and often, then it will make the games a little bit easier for us."

CJ's Three Keys To Three Points:

  1. Stay disciplined
  2. Play our game
  3. Be consistent

Chicago House AC Injury Report:

  • Stefan Mijatovic - Injured

The match starts at 7:30 PM CST at SeatGeek Stadium. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.chicagohouseac.com/tickets and tune in live by visiting www.chicagohouseac.com/watch-live. For team updates and information, please follow the team's social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @ChicagoHouse_AC for live updates and fan reactions. Enjoy the match. #OurCityOurHouse

 

ABOUT Chicago House AC

Founded in 2020, Chicago House Athletic Club is a community-based professional soccer team that plays its home matches at the 20,000 capacity SeatGeek Stadium at 71st and Harlem in Bridgeview, Illinois. The team competes in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA,) a U.S. Soccer sanctioned third division league. Led by Managing Partner, President & CEO Peter Wilt, Chicago House AC is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) committed to using its platform for social justice, diversity, equality, inclusion, and community improvement. The club's name is a tribute to House Music, which was created in Chicago in the early 1980's. Fans can help #BuildTheHouse by purchasing tickets at www.chicagohouseac.com/tickets or by calling our Ticket Sales Team at (312) 444-0976. For more information on Chicago House AC, please visit www.chicagohouseac.com and follow the club on social media @ChicagoHouse_AC. Our City, Our House.

ABOUT NISA

The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 with a mission to bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs controlling their own league, clubs owning their intellectual property, all without the barrier of territorial rights. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the mid-summer pro-am Independent Cup tournament, the year-long amateur league NISA Nation, and NISA Media.

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