MATCH PREVIEW: August 21st vs. New Amsterdam FC

The House Opens Their Inaugural Home Campaign At SeatGeek Stadium On Saturday Night, August 21st at 7:35pm
Published Aug 20, 2021

CHICAGO, IL (August 20th, 2021) - Chicago House AC secured its first three points on the road with a 1-0 win against Stumptown AC last weekend. The victory moved the House to the middle of the pack in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) league standings. This week, the club will host its first-ever home match at SeatGeek Stadium in front of its fans and supporters on Saturday, August 21st at 7:35pm. New Amsterdam FC comes into this match with four points and sits 4th in the table as they make the trip to Chicago for the first time.

Chicago House AC defender Stefan Mijatovic shared his thoughts on the importance of getting that first win before our first home opener.

"It’s always good to get the first win in our club history, but we've been working hard," said Mijatovic. “We regret not coming out with a point in Detroit, so winning that game [last weekend] meant a lot to us going into our home opener with a win. We're excited, and we're going to get a lot more wins for the fans and us this year!"

The House has been tested on the road thus far, but will be the home team for the first time since the club’s inception, and is ready to face this challenge on Saturday. "It's another team with a different style of soccer that we have to adjust to," said Head coach and Technical Director, C.J. Brown. "We came back earlier this week with a great attitude, working hard in training and focusing on our next opponent. The challenge in this game will be playing a different style against a different team."

CJ's Three Keys for Three Points

  1. Build on the momentum we had from our last match
  2. Continue to show good character and fight in matches
  3. Create difficult moments for them in areas they may not be so great in

Chicago House AC midfielder Michael Kozielek expressed his emotions leading up to Saturday's match and playing at home in front of our fans.

"First and foremost, we’ve got to score some great goals for the fans," said Kozielek. "I'm excited to play in front of my family again for the first time in a few years, and put on a good show for our fans and hope to have them come back out week after week."

All the action starts at 7:35 PM CST at SeatGeek Stadium as both teams build on winning momentum this weekend. Fans can watch the match at www.chicagohouseac.com/wath-live. 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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