MATCH PREVIEW: September 4th, 2021 at Michigan Stars FC

The House Hits The Road Looking To Break A Two Game Skid And Bring Home Three Points
Published Sep 3, 2021

CHICAGO, IL (September 3rd, 2021) - Chicago House AC will be on the road for their next two matches. The first challenge will be traveling back to Michigan to take on Michigan Stars FC at Romeo High School Stadium in Washington, Michigan this Saturday, September 4th at 2:30pm CT. The House comes into this match off a 1-0 defeat to NISA league-leaders Detroit City FC and currently sit in 10th place in the NISA table. The Michigan Stars FC are coming off a midweek matchup in North Carolina with a 0-0 draw against Stumptown AC, and are in 7th place in the table. After a slow start, the Stars have picked up 5 points in their last three matches, while the House hopes to snap a two-game losing streak.

Despite the last two losses, the team has improved, showing the fight and player's willingness to adapt to new roles. The team hits the road focused, with the right mentality, and plans to continue to grow as a group.

Chicago House AC defender Louis Bennett II expressed his thoughts on the team's preparation for Michigan Stars FC.

"The preparation has been similar to what we've been doing in the past with some additions of putting the right things in the right order," said Louis Bennett II. "We are putting the puzzle together with the right pieces, but we are sticking to what we know, and every day in training, we are getting 1% better, and better, and better."

Chicago House AC forward Derek Huffman gave some insights into setting himself up for scoring chances and expressing his confidence in scoring goals for the club on the road this weekend.

"We've got to get goals, and two fingers pointed at me," said Derek Huffman. “I'm an attacker looking to score goals. The main thing is we got to get more guys in the box. You don't score goals unless you're in the box. We've focused this week on playing a bit higher in the box so we can capitalize on those chances that we create."

Head Coach and Technical Director, C.J. Brown challenged his team this week to keep improving in training and having that mindset to get points on the road in order to move up in the table. Coach Brown expressed his thoughts on why he feels his team has performed better on the road.

"To me, going on the road might be better for these guys," said Coach Brown. “It's fewer distractions, and we are traveling as a team, we're always together, more focused on work. The team knows we are in Michigan to play a game, and we don't have to worry about the outside distractions, and I think that's a good thing. We have an excellent mentality on the road, and we're going to try to feed off that part. We're at the bottom of the table, every day is important to us, and we're bringing to Michigan that mentality that we don't want to be at the bottom of the table."

CJ Three Keys for three points

  1. Be aggressive
  2. Show discipline
  3. Win at all costs

The match begins at 3:30PM EST/2:30PM CST at Romeo High School Stadium. Fans can tune in live by visiting 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 or by calling our Ticket Sales Team at (312) 444-0976. For more information on Chicago House AC, please visit and follow the club on social media @ChicagoHouse_AC. Our City, Our House.


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.