Saint Louis FC Draws With Portland, Heads To Los Angeles For Wednesday Match

Ryan
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Saint Louis FC Extends Unbeaten Streak With Draw Saturday,  4-Match Road Swing Ahead

Saint Louis FC got the weather it wanted over the weekend at Soccer Park. Unfortunately, the result was a step below ideal.

The Chupacabras and Portland Timbers 2 played to a 0-0 draw before 4,039 fans at Toyota Stadium on Saturday.

The draw extended STLFC’s unbeaten streak to six with a mid-week clash in Los Angeles coming up Wednesday.

STLFC now sits at 3-1-4 on the season with 13 points.

Saint Louis FC and Portland Timbers 2 played to a 0-0 draw on Saturday, May 5 in St. Louis.
Saint Louis FC and Portland Timbers 2 played to a 0-0 draw on Saturday, May 5 in St. Louis.

Fenlason Picks Up 4th Clean Sheet

Goalkeeper Jake Fenlason picked up his fourth clean sheet of the season with the 0-0 draw. His strong May starts comes after an April where he allowed just two goals over four matches.

Fenlaso is now tied for second in the USL for clean sheets. Only Andre Rawls of Orange County SC with 5 has more.

STLFC Finally Gets Early-Season Beautiful Weather

As much as St. Louis weather can be a fickle mistress, it has been pretty consistent during the first three Saint Louis FC seasons. For home matches in April and May, you packed clothes for several different seasons and a poncho because you never knew what you’d get.

Saturday featured plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the low-80s during the match. It really was ideal weather.

Pulis Thought Team Should Have Won

Unfortunately, a draw against Portland Timbers 2 was not the ideal result as STLFC head coach Anthony Puls talked about in his postgame comments.

“I’m disappointed we could not get the win but there are positives to take,” said STLFC Head Coach Anthony Pulis. “I’m happy to get the clean sheet, we played solid defensively, created chances, and we were able to keep the [undefeated] streak alive which is nice.”

One of those chances Pulis spoke of resulted in the home side fans in Fenton celebrating a Chupacabra goal. Unfortunately, the head referee ruled that Kyle Greig broke for the goal too soon on a free kick attempt in the 66th minute before heading in the goal.

To this writer, examination for the replay showed that  Greig stepped onside as the free kick was taken before breaking for the goal. Alas, this writer is not an accredited professional soccer referee. Nor is he paid by the United Soccer League for his opinion.

LA Galaxy II Up Next

Saint Louis FC will play the first of its two California matches this week on Wedneday against Los Angles Galaxy II. Saturday brings a matchup with Orange County SC in Irvine, California

The perils of playing in the USL’s Western Conference will be on full display as kickoff Wednesday is set for 9:30 pm central.  With that, the St. Louligans will not have a watch party for this mid-week match at Kirkwood Station.  Check back to RealLifeSTL tomorrow for a preview of Wednesday’s match.

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