Match Preview | St. Louis CITY SC Heads West to Face Western Conference Rival Sporting KC  


After earning their second win of the season in their last match, St. Louis CITY SC will make a short trip west to battle Western Conference rivals Sporting KC at Children’s Mercy Park. The match will be played on Saturday, with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. CST. Fans can stream the match live on MLS Season Pass and listen via radio on KYKY Y98.1 FM (English) and KXOK 102.9 FM (Spanish).

CITY SC extended their unbeaten home streak after edging Austin FC 1-0 to improve their record to 2-1-5 on the season. St. Louis forward Klauss notched his second goal of the season in the last win, with Rasmus Alm and Tomas Totland picking up the assist on the goal. The assist was Alm’s fifth of his MLS career and Totland’s second of the season.

St. Louis had one of their best matches on the defensive end against Austin. The team allowed zero shots on target, the first time accomplishing this feat in its young history. As a result, Roman Bürki picked up his third clean sheet of the season, which is currently tied for first in the league with FC Cincinnati's Roman Celantano.

CITY SC will be making their first of two regular-season trips to Children’s Mercy Park this season. Last season, the teams played a total of five matches, with CITY SC winning two of the three regular season matches (2-1-0 record) and Sporting KC winning the two MLS Cup Playoffs matches (2-0-0 record).

In three regular season matches against Kansas City, CITY SC scored nine goals while only conceding three. Klauss and Indiana Vassilev lead the team in goals against Sporting KC with two, and Eduard Löwen has the most assists (3) against Kansas City.

St. Louis has scored six goals in their three away matches this season. In their first two away matches, CITY SC came from behind to earn draws against Austin FC (2-2) and LA Galaxy (3-3). St. Louis has an all-time away MLS record of 6-9-5, scoring 27 goals in that span.

Sporting KC comes into the match with a 2-2-4 record, 14 goals scored, and 13 goals conceded. In their last match, midfielder Erik Thommy scored twice for Sporting KC in a 3-2 loss to Inter Miami. Thommy and William Agada lead their team in goals with three apiece.

Sporting KC is winless in three straight home matches (0-2-1 record) in all competitions for the first time since April of last year.