With Playoff Hopes Fading, STLFC Needs Three Points Against Orlando City
After a tough loss last Saturday to Harrisburg City, Saint Louis FC continues its homestand this Saturday as they host Orlando City B on September 16 at Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton.
Kickoff for the match at Soccer Park, located in Fenton, is set for 7: 30 pm. Tickets for the match are available in advance at SaintLouisFC.com or by calling 636-680-0997.
Fans can take advantage for two different $44 ticket four-packs for Saturday’s match. Scroll down for details.
Late Goal Bug Again Bites STLFC Vs Harrisburg
Last Saturday, STLFC conceded a late goal for the third game in a row. Whereas the firs two goals conceded led to draws, the late goal scored by Harrisburg City meant a 2-1 win for the visitors.
Christian Volesky scored for STLFC in the loss.
Playoff Hopes Fading
Saint Louis FC finds itself in 11th place on the USL East table, five points back from FC Cincinnati and the final playoff spot.
A win last Saturday would have brought the club within a single point of the final playoff spot. Instead, the loss and an Ottawa Fury FC draw created a tie for 11th place.
FC Cincinnati earned a point last night against Harrisburg City with a goal in stoppage time. The controversial goal came after the announced four minutes of stoppage time had seemingly elapsed and seconds before the final whistle.
Mathematically, STLFC has a chance at the playoffs this season. It might just need to win out in order to make it happen, however.
Orlando City B Excelling Away From Home
Orlando City B (8-7-12) has found confines other than Orlando City Stadium much friendlier this season. OCB has a record of 2-3-8 at home this season, but a 6-4-4 record on the road.
OCB is coming off a 2-0 loss to the Richmond Kickers in their last match. The loss snapped a 12-match unbeaten streak that dated back to June 23 and included four wins.
STLFC traveled to Orlando City back in April for the first match between these two clubs this season. The match ended in a 0-0 draw.
Hadji Barry leads OCB with eight goals in 14 appearances this season. A 24-year old forward from Guinea, Barry was selected 13th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by OCB’s parent club, Orlando City FC of Major League Soccer. Barry was then loaned by the MLS club to OCB in March of 2016 and has scored 12 goals in 25 appearances since. He has also played in 11 games over the last two seasons for the MLS side.
Pierre da Silva has made 21 appearances this season and leads the team with 7 assists. The 19-year old from New York is also on loan from the MLS club. He has represented the United States on the U-17 and U-19 national teams.
Mirkovic & Plewa To Miss Saturday’s Match
Konrad Plewa and Ivan Mirkovic will miss Saturday’s match against OCB, per the USL Discipline Report for Week 25. Both players were shown yellow card cautions last weekend against Harrisburg City and will sit due to accumulation.
Austin Ledbetter is one yellow card away from receiving a one-match due to accumulation.
Pack The Park Saturday With $44 Four-Packs
Saint Louis FC is offering two different $44 Four-Packs to Saturday’s match. The Family 4 Pack includes 4 hot dogs and 4 small fountain drinks along with 4 general admission tickets. the Fan 4 Pack includes 4 Bud Family draught beers along with the 4 general admission tickets.
Saturday is also St. Louis CYC night at the park. Discounted tickets are available through the Catholic Youth Council and local CYC players will be escorting the professional players onto the pitch.
Already have your tickets for Saturday? Remember to join the St. Louligans before the match in the parking lot outside Toyota Stadium. They’ll be raising money for their Charity Du Jour of the week. Saint Louis FC is providing a tailgate spread of food for the tailgate this week to help in the fundraising efforts.
The St. Louligans have raised for more than $40,000 for various charities since the club’s debut.
Speaking of fundraising, all ticket sales in Section 18 at Toyota Stadium this month will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Need a ride to the match? Take a complimentary Pub 2 Park shuttle. Shuttles leave from Molly’s In Soulard, Amsterdam Tavern, Hotshots in Fenton and Smugala’s in Sunset Hills. For pickup times and to reserve your spot, click here.
Catch Saint Louis FC This Saturday On KPLR 11 In St. Louis
Saturday’s match will be shown live on KPLR 11 in the St. Louis area and can be heard on 550 KTRS. The match will also be broadcast in Spanish on La Ke Buena 1510.
All USL matches are also streamed live on YouTube. The streaming link for Saturday is below.
Can’t make it to the match? Watch the match with friends at Hattrick’s Irish Pub in O’Fallon, Missouri.
Need a soccer fix before Saturday? Listen to the latest episode of the This Is Silly! podcast from the St. Louligans. Also, remember to tune in to 550 KTRS at 7 pm Friday night to hear FC Soccer Weekly.
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