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Full Time: Crown Legacy FC 4-1 Chattanooga FC


Bender earns a brace in his return to the pitch to give CLFC the win

What you missed: Crown Legacy FC put on a dominating first half performance, leading to a 4-1 win over Chattanooga. In his first professional match since September 2023, Charlotte FC midfielder Ben Bender came back from injury in commanding fashion with a two goals and an assist in just 45 minutes of play. Forwards Dylan Sing and Nick Scardina also joined in the first-half scoring spree, and Midfielder Filip Mirkovic also put on a strong performance with an assist of his own.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ben Bender showed that there was no rust needed to be kicked off with a brace and assist in his return from injury
  • CLFC have found their stride at Mecklenburg County Sportsplex with two consecutive home wins in May and three wins in its last four matches
  • Dylan Sing has been active in front of net, with two goals in his last three starts
  • Nick Scardina has scored or earned an assist in every match he has played for Crown Legacy FC this season

What's Next: Crown Legacy FC will take a week off before traveling down I-85 to take on rivals Atlanta United 2. Fans can tune into the match on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

Match #: 9

Location: Mecklenburg County Sportsplex, Matthews, NC

Date: May 15, 2024

Stats: click here

Box Score: Crown Legacy FC (3-3-3, 14 Points, 7th in East); Chattanooga FC (5-2-3, 20 points, 1st in East)

Crown Legacy FC Starting XI:
Odunze (GK); Sangoquiza, Neeley, Ouedraogo, Forbes (Bravo); Bender (Duke), Mirkovic, John; Scardina (Romero), Sing (Nyandjo), Berchimas (Filipovic)

Chattanooga FC Starting XI:
Ouarmri, Jimenez, Ibarra, Prepelita, McGrath, Perez, Arthur, Garvanian, Viafara, Antoine, Gray