Streak Of Conceding Late Goals Continues, Saturday It Meant A Loss At Home For Saint Louis FC
On Saturday night, Saint Louis FC returned to World Wide Technology Soccer Park to host the Harrisburg City Islanders. A streak that started back in August in Toronto continued as STLFC (8-12-7, 31 points) conceded a late goal to the opposition for the third match in a row. On Saturday, that goal meant a costly 2-1 loss to Harrisburg City in front of 4,133 fans at Toyota Stadium.
STLFC is at home this Saturday night against Orlando City B. Tickets can be purchased in advance at SaintLouisFC.com
Two different ticket package specials are available for purchase this weekend. Both packages include 4 general admission tickets and cost $44. The “Family 4 Pack” includes 4 hot dogs and 4 small fountain drinks with your tickets. The “Fan 4 Pack” includes 4 Bud Family draught beers with your tickets to the match.
On August 30, Toronto FC II scored in the third minute of stoppage time to turn a STLFC win into a 1-1 draw.
On September 3, STLFC was again minutes from earning three points when Steevan Dos Santos converted a penalty for Ottawa Fury FC to turn the match into a 2-2 draw.
Three matches. Nine potential points. Mere minutes separated STLFC from earning seven of those points.
Instead, they settle for two points.
With five matches remaining, the Chupacaras sit five points out of the final playoff spot in the USL East. FC Cincinnati currently sits in that 8th place position with 35 points. Orlando City holds the 7th spot with 26 points. STLFC hosts those two teams in the next two weeks.
On Saturday, it was familiar face that led Harrisburg City to the win. Jake Bond scored for the Islanders in the 32nd minute and assisted on the game winner in stoppage time.
Bond was with Saint Louis FC last season and appeared in one match. He also played ten matches with the St. Louis Lions of the Premier Development League in 2014.
Bond graduated locally from Christian Brothers College High School and had a crowd of family and friends in the stands at Toyota Stadium.
Christian Volesky scored for STLFC off a quick restart by Tyler Feeley in the 70th minute. The goal was the sixth of the season for Volesky, who shares the team lead with Seth Rudolph.
Saint Louis FC coach Preki Radosavljevic talked in the post-match press conference about how things haven’t gone his team’s way this season.
“We can’t find one bounce or anything going our way, and it’s been a whole year like that. The group is working hard, pushing until the last second. I’m disappointed for the people, I’m disappointed for the fans who come here and expect more (because) I expect way more….”
STLFC v Harrisburg City Islanders Sep 9, 2017 highlights
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