Saint Louis FC Hosts Tulsa Roughnecks At Soccer Park In Wednesday Night USL Contest
Saint Louis FC hosts the Tulsa Roughnecks Wednesday night in a United Soccer League match important for both clubs. Kickoff at Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park is set for 7 pm.
At 7-10-5 on the season, Saint Louis FC finds itself on the outside of the USL East playoff picture looking in. With ten games left in the season STLFC head coach Preki and company know dropping points at home could spell death for their playoff hopes.
With a 10-9-3 record, Tulsa sits in sixth place in the USL West. The club is unbeaten in its last three games and has earned points in four of its last five.
Tickets for Wednesday’s match can be purchased in advance at SaintLouisFC.com or at the Marco box office at Soccer Park. Fans can also purchase tickets by calling 636-680-0997.
Preview Wednesday night’s match between Saint Louis FC and the Tulsa Roughnecks after the jump. Can’t make the match Wednesday night? Scroll down for the streaming link.
Wednesday’s contest will be the second and final meeting in the regular season between Tulsa and STLFC. Tulsa won the first meeting between the clubs earlier this month in Tulsa. Jorge Luis Corrales and Joey Calistri scored for Tulsa with STLFC’s lone tally coming on a Roughnecks own goal.
Tulsa will likely be without the services of Juan Pablo Caffa and Kosuke Kamara due to injury. Both players have been on the field for more than 1,490 minutes this season.
Caffa is one of the leading scorers for Tulsa with six goals this season. Ian Svantesson leads the team with 10 goals on the season.
Saint Louis FC is 3-2-1 all-time against Tulsa.
Last Time Out For Saint Louis FC
Two penalty kicks doomed STLFC last time out. Milan Petosevic had his attempt saved by the visiting goalkeeper while Corey Hertzog converted his attempt to give the Pittsburgh Riverhounds a 2-1 win last weekend.
Daniel Jackson left the match early in the second half due to an apparently leg injury. His status for Wednesday’s match has not been announced.
What To Expect From Saint Louis FC Wednesday
Trying to predict Preki’s lineup on a game-by-game basis this season has been a lost cause. Wednesday’s mid-week contest is the second in five days and the middle match in a three games in eight days stretch.
After playing just two league matches in the month of May earlier this season, Wednesday’s will be the club’s fifth of seven in the month of August.
Fans could get their first look at the recently signed Tyler Feeley against Tulsa. The 20-year old forwards holds dual American and Serbian citizenship and has represented Serbia at the U17 and U18 levels. He previously played in the USL for the Orange County Blues.
Aedan Stanley is another player that may see meaningful minutes in the four-day span.
Saint Louis fans will also, no doubt, be hoping to see the return of A.J. Cochran on the back line. He has been absent from the lineup recently and his status is unknown.
Octavio Guzman Out 4-6 Weeks After Surgery
STLFC announced earlier this week that midfielder Octavio Guzman will miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing knee surgery this week. Guzman had played in 19 matches this season (12 starts) while scoring twice and accumulating two assists.
Guzman joined STLFC prior to this season after three seasons with Sacramento Republic FC. Guzman was on the 2014 Sacramento club, coached by Preki, that won the USL Championship and also included STLFC’s Max Alvarez and Ivan Mirkovic.
Guzman has been absent from the lineup since August 10, missing the previous two matches.
Pack The Park Wednesday Night
Saint Louis FC has dealt with more than its fair share of weather issues in its existence. In less than three full seasons, Soccer Park has flooded twice and had to be rebuilt. The unpredictable St. Louis spring weather wreaks havoc on the early-season schedule, which gives way to the often-unbearable St. louis summer weather.
Wednesday’s match, however, should hit a sweet spot. Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the lows 70s with clear skies.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online at SaintLouisFC.com or by calling 636-680-0997. Tickets can also be purchased at the Marco Box Office at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday night. For more information, check out the club website.
General admission tickets start at just $16. Ample parking is available around Toyota Stadium starting at $10 per car.
Don’t want to drive out to Fenton? Take a Pub 2 Park shuttle. Complimentary shuttles offer door-to-door service from Molly’s In Soulard, Amsterdam Tavern, Smugala’s Pizza in Sunset Hills and Hotshots in Fenton. For more information and to reserve your spot, check out the Pub 2 Park program page.
Already have plans to be at Toyota Stadium? Make sure you stop by and see the St. Louligans supporters group in the parking lot before the match. Each week, the Louligans take in Charity du Jour donations for a different charity. The group is on pace to raise $40,000 by the end of the season, the third for the club and program.
This week’s Charity du Jour charity is the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Be sure to check out the Match Day Guide for Wednesday’s match.
Stream Saint Louis FC v Tulsa Roughnecks
Every USL match this season is streamed live for free on YouTube. The streaming link is below. Don’t want to watch the match at home, but can’t make it to Soccer Park? Head to Hattrick’s Pub in O’Fallon, Missouri.
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