Saint Louis FC Welcomes Portland Timbers 2 Side To Soccer Park Saturday
Saint Louis FC, riding a five-match unbeaten streak, will take on a Portland Timbers II club on short rest this Saturday at Toyota Stadium in Fenton. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm Saturday evening at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in the St. Louis suburb.
Tickets for Saturday’s match are available in advance at SaintLouisFC.com or by calling 636-680-0097. Fans can also take advantage of a special $25 Cinco De Mayo package that includes a general admission ticket to the game as well as a pre-game buffet and beers.
STLFC Will Try To Extend Unbeaten Streak
Anthony Pulis’s side is 3-1-3 on the season and unbeaten in its last five. Since falling in San Antonio on March 24, the Chupacabras have won three matches will drawing two.
Last Time Out
Saint Louis FC played to a 1-1 draw with the Swope Park Rangers last Saturday in Kansas City. STLFC conceded an early goal to the Rangers and got a goal from Kyle Greig in the 88th minute.
Portland lost to Reno 1868 FC 2-1 back on April 21. The Timbers 2 side was off last Saturday and will play Sacramento Republic FC in Portland tonight.
Scouting Portland Timbers 2
Victor Arboleda leads Timbers 2 with three goals this season. Augustine Williams, Foster Langsdorf and Jeremy Ebobisse have also notched two goals apiece. Williams also leads the team with two assists in 2018.
Fashion show, fashion show, fashion show at lunch👏👏
— Saint Louis FC (@SaintLouisFC) May 2, 2018
Fink Makes USL Team of the Week
Defender Sam Fink was named to the USL Team of the Week this week. His goal-line save Saturday in Kansas City played a small part in the accolade.
We’re still trying to figure out exactly how @samfink4’s game-saving clearance was physically possible…
And of course, it’s this week’s Gateway Realty Saint Louis Move of the Match. pic.twitter.com/yZDMN8b4gt
— Saint Louis FC (@SaintLouisFC) April 29, 2018
Anthony Pulis Joins This Is Silly! Podcast
Saint Louis FC head coach Anthony Pulis joined the This Is Silly! podcast earlier this week for the latest episode. The hosts and “Ant” sat down for a live taping of the episode at Sugarfire 44 in Valley Park on Tuesday night.
The hosts took advantage of having the STLFC head coach on-hand for the first time in two years and covered a wide variety of topics. Among them how the chemistry of the team is coming along, just how long Pulis had been preparing to being a head coach, his excitement at finally controlling his own team and quite a bit more.
Listen to the episode here. Spoiler Alert: Anthony Pulis paid for his own ESPN+ subscription.
Also, check out how pretty the setup for the podcast taping was.
USL Taps Austin Martz & Jake Fenlason For Upcoming Podcast
Saint Louis FC players Austin Martz and Jake Fenlason started a blog earlier this season to catalog their experiences this season both in St. Louis and on the road. Plenty To Say With J & A has led to the USL tapping the friends and teammates for a new podcast. The Outside The Box podcast, part of the USL’s From The Pitch series, is expected to debut later this week. Martz and Fenlason recently wrote up a little something to announce the endeavor and recorded the video below as well.
Tailgate With the St. Louligans Saturday
As with every home match, the St. Louligans will be hosting a pre-game tailgate party outside Toyota Stadium. The lot will open at 5:30 pm on the dot. A Cinco De Mayo-themed buffet will be available and empty cups will be available for a small donation to the Charity Du Jour collection. This week’s Charity Du Jour beneficiary is Autism Speaks St. Louis.
Want to know why in the world you would donate money in exchange for an empty cup and some food? Read more about the amazing work the Louligans do through the Charity Du Jour program.
The Louligans will also be accepting donations of new soccer balls at the tailgate. The soccer balls will help Wil Ohler achieve his dream of donating donate 800 soccer balls to kids with cancer across Missouri.
Well make that more of his new dream.
As we’ve written about before, Wil Ohler first had a dream to donate 100 soccer balls on the one-year anniversary of his own diagnosis. With the help of the St. Louligans, the St. Louis soccer community and many others, more than 400 balls have already been donated to the cause.
Can’t make it to the game on Saturday? Buy a soccer ball for 40% off here and send it to Wil.
Speaking on Saturday, are you free Saturday morning? Head over to Soccer Park to cheer on Jacob and the other Spensa players at 9 am.
Pack The Park Saturday
Saint Louis FC is averaging 3,908 fans per match at Toyota Stadium through three dates this season. That average is 14th in the 33-team USL. While the St. Louis weather hasn’t helped attendance this far in 2018, the early forecast for this Saturday looks beautiful. Temperatures are expected to reach 80 degrees during the day, but should be cooling into the 60s by kickoff.
Tickets for Saturday’s match can be purchased for Saturday’s match in advance at SaintLouisFC.com. Plenty of parking is available at Soccer Park for $10-$15 per car.
Don’t want to drive? Complimentary shuttles are offered through the Pub 2 Park program. Shuttles from Mission Taco in Soulard, Amsterdam Tavern and Hot Shots in Fenton are available. Head over to the Pub 2 Park – Presented by JED Transportation page for departure times and to reserve your spot for this weekend.
Need more Saint Louis FC talk? Tune in to Big 550 KTRS at 550 AM on the radio dial at 7 pm Friday night for SaintLouisFC Soccer Weekly. You can also stream it online.
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