Calistri Header Gives Saint Louis FC 1-0 Win Saturday Over LA Galaxy II
STLFC Wins Twice On Three-Match Homestand At Soccer Park
At halftime of Saturday night’s match, Saint Louis FC held a significant possession advantage over visiting LA Galaxy II. The home side had given fans an exciting first 45 minutes of action and came within inches of scoring several times.
As the saying goes, inches don’t count at Soccer Park unless you’re throwing horseshoes or trying to divert flood waters with hand grenades.
It wasn’t long after the teams took the pitch for the second half that STLFC’s Joey Calistri brought the home fans to their feet with a picture-perfect header. Less than a minute into the second half, in fact.
Captain Jonathan Barden sent a perfect cross from one side of the penalty area that connected with the head of Calistri near the far post.
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Both teams would have several more scoring chances in the half, but Saint Louis FC would end the match and three-game homestand with a 1-0 win.
Saint Louis FC moved to 2-2-1 on the season with the win. LA Galaxy II fell to 0-2-4 with the loss.
Performance Saturday Pleases Pulis
Jake Fenlason picked up his second shutout of the season Saturday. Saint Louis FC head coach Anthony Pulis made just one substitution on the night, with Albert Dikwa coming on for Christian Volesky in the 88th minute.
The team’s performance pleased Pulis, according to his remarks after the match.
“I’m pleased with how positive we were in possession and the chances we created,” said STLFC Head Coach Anthony Pulis. “The work ethic and togetherness of the players is evident and I do believe we keep improving every game which is something we focus on, the process, and getting better individually and collectively.”
4,006 fans turned out to World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton for Saturday night’s match. STLFC’s average attendance stands 3,908 per night after three games.
Watch highlights from the match below.
Two-game Trip Ahead For Saint Louis FC
STLFC will play at Oklahoma City Energy FC this weekend and on the western side of the state April 28 against the Swope Park Rangers. The Chupacabras will play next at Toyota Stadium in Fenton on Saturday May 5.
Tickets for the May 5th match with Portland Timbers 2 can be purchased online at SaintLouisFC.com
Check back in with RealLifeSTL later this week for a preview of this Saturday’s Saint Louis FC match in Oklahoma.
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