Savannah Clovers FC to Face Off Against Soda City FC in the Independent Cup Final
Region-Based Tournament Will See Semi-Pro Team Play Against A Professional Club
The Savannah Clovers Football Club today announced that their opponent for this Saturday’s long-anticipated Independent Cup Final will be regional Columbia, South Carolina based, Soda City FC.
The Independent Cup, which is a region-based knockout competition organized by the N.I.S.A gives semi-professional teams the opportunity to play against other semi-pro teams with the eventual winner facing off against a professional team from their region. This year’s tournament final will be hosted by the Savannah Clovers FC and will take place at Memorial Stadium on July 22nd at 7 PM. Fans who wish to attend the match can purchase tickets at www.savannahclovers.com/
“We are excited to host this year’s tournament final during our inaugural season,” said Chief Community Officer Brian Sykes. “As a former semi-pro team, we are familiar with how special the independent cup can be and its importance for giving smaller clubs an opportunity to take a step to the next level.”
“We really want to go out there and put on a great performance for the fans,” said head coach David Proctor. “This match will not only give us an opportunity to turn around some of the unfortunate results we’ve had recently but also a great chance to win the first trophy for our club.”
Fans can purchase tickets to the N.I.S.A. Independent Cup Final for Saturday, Jul 22, 2023 at Memorial Stadium at 7 PM against Soda City by visiting www.Savannahclovers.com/
About Savannah Clovers Football Club
Savannah Clovers Football Club is a Community-based soccer team founded on June 23, 2016 as a local amateur club. The team played in the United Premier Soccer League for five seasons and participated in both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the NISA Independent Cup. The club’s mission is to bring the highest levels of soccer to the Hostess City, while engaging players, fans and local businesses to serve our community. In 2022 Savannah Clovers received a major financial investment resulting in the club turning professional and gaining membership into NISA (The National Independent Soccer League sanctioned as a National Division Three League by the United States Soccer Federation). Savannah Clovers FC will begin their inaugural season in NISA as the city’s first professional outdoor soccer season in April of 2023.
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. A member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the mid-summer Independent Cup, open to independent professional and amateur clubs alike, and NISA Nation, an incubator league for amateur clubs interested in going pro.
About Soda City
Soda City FC (SCFC) was founded by passionate local soccer players and is a semi-professional soccer team that plays year-round in the southeast division of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), a professional development soccer league.
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