Second Leg Of Kings’ Cup 17 Takes Place Saturday With Louisville City FC v Saint Louis FC At Soccer Park
Saint Louis FC is back in action at Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton this Saturday as they take on Louisville City FC in a United Soccer League match. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm on Saturday.
A limited amount of tickets are still available for Saturday’s match. They can be purchased online at SaintLouisFC.com or by calling 636-680-0997.
Saturday’s match can also be seen locally on KPLR 11 and heard on KTRS 550.
Scroll down to read more on Saturday’s match and what the St. Louligans have planned for PizzaGate 3 to benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
Last Time Out For Saint Louis FC
Saint Louis FC got back in the win column last Saturday with a 1-0 win over the conference-leading Charleston Battery. Octavio Guzman scored the game’s lone goal on a free kick in the 72nd minute.
STLFC welcomed Ivan Mirkovic back to the starting lineup against Charleston and also welcomed Daniel Jackson and Patrick Doody to the club.
Jackson was recently signed from Oklahoma City FC, while Doody joins the club on loan from the Chicago Fire. Fan favorite Doody also played here in St. Louis the last two seasons on loan from the Major League Soccer club.
Tale Of The Table
Louisville City FC and Saint Louis FC currently find themselves on opposite ends of the table in the USL’s Eastern Conference. Louisville sits in third place with a 8-3-5 record and 29 points.
Saint Louis is in thirteenth place with a 5-7-4 record and 19 points.
The Charleston Battery top with conference with 35 points on a 10-3-5 record with the Charlotte Independence in second place with 32 points and a 9-3-5 record.
Smith & DelPiccolo To Miss Saturday’s Match For Louisville City
Louisville City has scored 24 goals on the season, but they’ve done it without a breakout scorer. Cameron Lancaster, Brian Ownby and George Davis IV are tied atop the purple leaderboard with 4 goals apiece.
Louisville City will be without both midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo and defender Kyle Smith Saturday in St. Louis. Both players received their fifth cautions of the season last weekend and will serve one-game suspensions for accumulation.
Smith and DelPiccolo lead Louisville with 1,440 and 1,347 minutes played, respectively. Smith has started every game this season, while DelPiccolo has started all but one. DelPiccolo is also tied for the team lead in assists this season.
STLFC’s Konrad Plewa and Dragan Stojkov are each one caution away from their own one-game suspensions.
Petrosevic Could Return Saturday
After an impressive outing at home last weekend, fans should expect to see more of the same from Preki’s club. Look for Mirkovic to play an expanded role Saturday after being subbed off at halftime last weekend.
Milan Petrosevic could also return to the lineup after missing several weeks due to surgery. The 6’3″ Serbian forward has played just two league matches on the season.
Get To Toyota Stadium Early On Saturday For PizzaGate3
The Kings’ Cup series is especially important to the St. Louligans. The local supporters’ group has established a friendly rivalry with Louisville City’s Coopers dating back to when both clubs entered the USL in 2015.
The St. Louligans will be hosting PizzaGate3 in the Soccer Park parking lot before Saturday’s match to raise money for the St. Louis Area Food Bank. The original PizzaGate and PizzaGate 2 raised almost $20,000 combined for the FoodBank.
To hear more about PizzaGate and the King’s Cup, listen to the latest edition of the This Is Silly! podcast. The regular hosts are joined in their basement by Patrick Doody.
The St. Louligans will be cooking up a BBQ spread of burgers, slaw, potato salad and baked beans for a suggested donation of $5 a plate this weekend. They will also be selling Louligans merchandise at a discounted price with proceeds going to the fundraiser.
Louisville City fans, who are taking a bus to St. Louis, will also be in attendance at the shindig. A group of Coopers will be serving up desserts with proceeds from those also going to the cause.
Inside Toyota Stadium, STLFC will have an Electrical Connection STLFC Christmas ornament available for a $5 donation. Proceeds will go to the Ferguson Shop with a Cop program.
— Saint Louis FC (@SaintLouisFC) July 19, 2017
Water! Water! Water!
The heat wave St. Louis is experiencing unfortunately will not subside by Saturday. The high temperature for the day is projected to be 104 degrees. The temperature by kickoff is projected to be around 95 degrees.
Saint Louis FC is encouraging fans to bring clear, unopened bottles of water into Toyota Stadium this weekend.
Think of it in terms of the catchy “Shots! Shots! Shots!” Louligans chant.
Water! Water! Water!
— Saint Louis FC (@SaintLouisFC) July 20, 2017
Stream The Match
Like all USL matches, Saturday’s game between Saint Louis FC and Louisville City FC will be streamed live for free on YouTube. We’ve included the link below. Can’t make it to Soccer Park? Watch it at Hattrick’s Pub in O’Fallon, MO.
In the St. Louis area, fans can watch the match on KPLR 11. On the radio side, the match can be heard on KTRS 550. The pregame show on KTRS will begin at 6 pm.
KTRS also airs KTRS FC Soccer Weekly on Friday evenings from 7-9 pm.
Saint Louis FC vs Louisville City FC 7-22-17
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