Saint Louis FC Plays Host To The Oklahoma City Energy This Weekend At World Wide Technology Soccer Park
Saint Louis FC will look to put together USL wins for only the second time this season when they host Oklahoma City Energy FC on Saturday night at Marshall Wireless Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park. Kickoff is set for 7: 30 pm.
Back on May 7 Saint Louis FC beat the Swope Park Rangers 3-0. The win game the week after a tough 1-0 win in Sacramento on April 23. That was the only time this season that the local squad has been able to put together consecutive wins in United Soccer League play this season.
After playing one of its best games of the season last weekend at home to beat the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, coach Dale Schilly will have to make sure his team avoids any kind of a slow start this Saturday night against Oklahoma City Energy FC. This four-game home stand on the team’s schedule is pivotal to its playoff chances and taking a full six points from the first two matches is of great importance.
The USL WEST
Saint Louis FC currently holds the seventh spot in the USL’s Western Conference. With a record of 7-8-5 (w-l-t) and 26 points they are one point ahead of the Swope Park Rangers, two points behind Rio Grande Valley FC and three points behind Sacramento in fifth place. Oklahoma City FC is tied for third in the conference with a record of 8-2-7 and 31 points. The team they are tied with, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, was STLFC’s victim last Saturday. Rio Grande Valley and Sacramento play tomorrow in Texas, meaning there could be quite the shakeup in the bottom four playoff spots.
Who Is Oklahoma City Energy FC?
Oklahoma City Energy FC’s scoring on the season has been spread across the roster. Michael Thomas, Wojcieh Wojcik and Coy Craft share the team lead with three goals a piece. Four players have two goals each and five others each have scored a goal on the season.
Craft, 19, is on loan from MLS side FC Dallas and recently appeared in the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game. He has appeared in several games for the U.S U20 Men’s National Team and could be selected for its 2017 World Cup side.
Oklahoma City Energy FC hasn’t lost a USL contest since a 3-0 loss to Rio Grand Valley on June 11. They’ve had four wins and three draws since then, including wins over Swope Park, OC Blues and Tulsa since July 12.
Cody Laurendi has been stellar in goal for Oklahoma City. He leads the USL with a .73 Goals Against Average and has allowed just one goal in five July matches.
Last Time Out For Saint Louis FC
After a mid-season slump that had some fans calling for Coach Schilly’s job, Saint Louis FC came out looking like a different team last weekend. Tyler David was among the new faces in the starting lineup and he was stellar in the middle of the field for Coach Schilly.
James Musa put STLFC on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 26th minute assisted by David. Irvin Herrera then scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season in the closing minutes of the first half. His looping shot over the goalkeeper’s head proved to be the game-winner.
Lynch Heads To Wilmington
Second-year forward Jermie Lynch has been loaned to the Wilmington Hammerheads for the remainder of the season. The move was announced yesterday by the club. After starting 12 matches and scoring four goals last season, Lynch had struggled for playing time this season. The native of Jamaica had appeared in just six games this season.
Lynch is being looked at to provide a scoring punch for the Hammerheads as they try to movie in the USL East playoff picture.
Catch The Action Live
Saint Louis FC is celebrating Christmas In July this Saturday at Marshall Wireless Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park. Fans can donate $1 to Shop With A Cop at the front gate and receive a STLFC Christmas Ornament courtesy of ElectricalConnection.org
The club is offering a special Santa & Suds ticket package for Saturday’s contest. The ticket package includes 4 General Admission tickets and 4 Bud, Bud Light or Bud Select beers for just $55. A Frosty Family package is also available, which includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four small fountain drinks and four ice cream treats for just $72.
Saint Louis FC will also be having several promotions as part of Pokémon Go Night. General admission tickets can be purchased for $14 by using the codes MYSTIC, VALOR or INSTINCT.
Tickets can be purchased online at SaintLouisFC.com or by calling 636-680-0997. Individual tickets can also be purchased while supplies last at the DNT Box Office at World Wide Technology Soccer Park.
JED Transportation presents the Pub 2 Park shuttle service for free at each Saint Louis FC home match. Fans can enjoy free shuttle service to the park from one of four locations: iTap-Soulard, Amsterdam Tavern, Smugala’s Pizza-Sunset Hills and Hotshots-Fenton. Shuttles will leave at 6 pm this Saturday from Smugala’s, iTap and Amsterdam Tavern. The shuttle from Hotshots will leave at 6: 45 pm. Register for a Pub 2 Park shuttle here.
Watch the Action On Youtube
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Saint Louis FC vs Oklahoma City Energy FC 7-30-16
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