Match Preview | St. Louis CITY SC Hits the Road to Take on Houston Dynamo in Second Leg of CONCACAF Champions Cup Round One Series 


St. Louis CITY SC heads to Texas for their first road trip of the season to face Houston Dynamo in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions Cup Round One series. The match will be played at Shell Energy Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 9:30 p.m. CT. on Tuesday, February 27.

The winner of the series will face last year’s MLS Cup winners Columbus Crew on Wednesday, March 6.

Fans will be able to follow and enjoy the competition through the Confederation's TV partner networks, including FOX Sports | Tubi (USA-English), TUDN | ViX (USA-Spanish), Fox Sports Mexico (Mexico-Spanish), ESPN | Star+ (Central America, Caribbean, and South America), and the Concacaf Official Platforms for all other territories (subject to territory restrictions).

St. Louis came out on top in the first leg of the tie, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Tim Parker and Hosei Kijima. Both players made history as Parker scored the first CONCACAF Champions Cup goal and Kijima became the first MLS SuperDraft pick to find the back of the net for St. Louis CITY SC. 

CITY SC followed their win against Houston with a draw against Real Salt Lake in their MLS opener. After a scoreless first half at CITYPARK, St. Louis earned a point after coming from behind thanks to a Samuel Adeniran strike in the 79th minute. The goal marked Adeniran’s 10th goal contribution (9 goals, 1 assist) for St. Louis in MLS play. Midfielder Eduard Löwen provided the assist on Adeniran’s goal, his 15th assist in MLS play for St. Louis. 

St. Louis will play at Shell Energy Stadium for the second time in its young history. The last visit saw an intense battle that ended in a 1-1 tie. CITY SC fell behind in the first half before forward João Klauss headed home late in the match to secure the point. St. Louis currently leads Houston in the overall series with two wins (2-0-1 record).

Houston also found themselves in a stalemate in their MLS opener against Sporting KC. After falling behind in the second half of their match, Gabriel Segal provided a spark off the bench to secure a point for the Dynamo. 

Last season, Houston finished fourth in the MLS Western Conference with 51 points and 14 wins. The Dynamo earned a Western Conference-high 37 points at home last season with 11 of their 14 wins coming at home.