Saint Louis FC Returns To St. Louis To Face Harrisburg City Saturday

Ryan
17 days ago.
Saint Louis FC opens the 2017 USL season this Saturday in Louisville.

STLFC Begins Homestand Against Harrisburg City Islanders On Saturday At Soccer Park In St. Louis

Saint Louis FC begins a three-match homestand this Saturday as they welcome the Harrisburg City Islanders to Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm in Fenton, approximately a 15-minute drive from downtown St. Louis.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for Saturday’s match at SaintLouisFC.com. The club is offering two different ticket promotions this weekend in partnership with St. Louis-area radio station 105.7 The Point.

A $15 offer includes a general admission ticket to the match and a craft, domestic or import draught beer. The $17.64 offer includes a general admission ticket as well as a hot dog, popcorn and small fountain soda from the concession stand.

Take advantage of either deals by going to SaintLouisFC.com/ThePoint or by calling 636-680-0997.

Scroll down for a preview of Saturday’s match and the streaming link if you can’t make it out to Soccer Park.

Saint Louis FC takes on the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday, September 9 in St. Louis.
Saint Louis FC takes on the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday, September 9 in St. Louis.

Late Goals, Early Card Doom STLFC In Canada

Nine points were up for grabs on the club’s recent trip through New York and Canada. STLFC came back with just 2, however, goin 0-1-2 on the trip.

In the first match of the trip against Rochester, a red card and ejection to Seth Rudolph minutes into the match doomed the visitors. Ryan Howe put STLFC ahead 1-0 just three minutes into the match.  Rudolph’s red card came in the sixth minute, leaving the club playing a man down for more than 80 minutes of play.

STLFC put up a valiant effort, but eventually succumbed to Rochester 2-1.

Against Toronto FC II, Christian Volesky scored in the first half for the visitors, but the home team would score in the third minute of stoppage time to earn the 1-1 draw.

In the final match of the trip,  STLFC found themselves trailing 1-0 heading into the second half. Rudolph–returning to his one-game suspension–would tie the match early in the second half. Milan Petosevic scored a beautiful left-footed goal in the 78th minute to put STLFC ahead.

The late goal bug bit in the 88th minute when Steevan Dos Santos converted a penalty and earned Ottawa the 2-2 draw.

Wins Needed In USL East Playoff Push

With six games left in the regular season, STLFC finds itself in 11th place on the USL East table with 31 points. FC Cincinnati holds the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference with 35 points.

While the recent road trip didn’t go to plan for the local club, STLFC still is in a position to mostly control its own destiny in regards to its playoff push.  Four of those last six matches will be played at Soccer Park, including against FC Cincinnati on September 23 and Orlando City B next weekend.

STLFC will need help from other teams in the playoff push, of course. Orlando City, which currently sits in sixth place, fell to Richmond last night 2-0 for a result that helps the cause.

Results around the league won’t matter, however, if the team doesn’t take care of business and get results of their own.  The players, like Konrad Plewa below, believe they can do just that.

 

For more on the USL playoff picture, check this out.

Harrisburg City Playing On Short Rest Saturday

Harrisburg City hosted the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Wednesday night at FNB Field. Harrisburg got goals from Lee Nishanian and Ropapa Mensah, but fell 3-2 to the Rowdies. Georgi Hristov converted a penalty for his second goal of the match to give Tampa Bay the win. Martin Paterson also scored for Tampa Bay.

The loss was the fifth in a row for the Harrisburg City Islanders.  The club’s last win came on July 15 over Richmond.

The Adam Grinwis Media Tour

Adam Grinwis, the “Ginger Ninja,” has been on a mini-media tour of sorts this week. The goalkeeper joined Moon Valjean of 105.7 The Point recently for a Facebook Live video. Grinwis also joined We Are Live! for an interview on Wednesday and the St. Louligans for the latest episode of the This Is Silly! podcast.

STLFC Teams Up With 105.7 The Point For Saturday Ticket Offers

Saint Louis FC has partnered with St. Louis radio station 105.7 The Point to offer two great ticket offers for Saturday’s match. A $15 offer includes a general admission ticket and a craft, domestic or import draught beer. The $17.64 offer includes a hot dog, popcorn and small fountain soda along with a general admission ticket.

Already have your tickets for Saturday but don’t want to drive to the park? Sign up to take a Pub 2 Park shuttle. 

Shuttles will leave from Smugala’s Pizza in Sunset Hills and Amsterdam Tavern at 6 pm. A shuttle from Hollywood Casino will leave at 5:45 pm and the shuttle from HotShots in Fenton will leave at 6:15 pm Saturday.

Pub 2 Park shuttles are complimentary and depart Toyota Stadium approximately fifteen minutes after the match ends.

Need A Soccer Fix Before Saturday? Head To Hermann Stadium Friday Night To Watch The SLU Billikens

Need a soccer fix before Saturday?  Listen to The Big Sports Show on 550 KTRS from 7-9 pm for FC Soccer Weekly.

Need a bigger soccer fix? Head out to Hermann Stadium on the Saint Louis University campus Friday night to see the Billikens take on  #19 Kansas. SLU is 6-0 on the season, the best start in program history.

SLU coach Katie Shields has been on a media tour of her own in the last few days. She joined 101 ESPN on Thursday to talk about Friday night’s contest. She also joined Frank Cusumano on The Press Box on 590 The Fan Friday morning.

On Friday night, the Billikens will be trying to break their own record for attendance at a women’s collegiate soccer game in Missouri. The current high-water mark in 2,768.

The Billikens roster features ten players from the state of Missouri, including Maddie Pokorny, who starred at Webster Groves High School and Molly Ream, who led St. Dominic to two Missouri State Championships. Ream is also the younger sister of U.S. National Team star and former Billikens All-American Tim Ream.

Stream Saint Louis FC v Harrisburg City Saturday

Can’t make it out to the park on Saturday? All USL matches this season are streamed live for free on YouTube.

Want to watch the match with friends and you’re in St. Charles County? Head over to Hattrick’s Irish Pub in O’Fallon, MO.

 

The streaming link for Saturday’s match between Saint Louis FC and Harrisburg City is below.

Saint Louis FC vs Harrisburg City September 9, 2017 #stlvhar


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