Match Preview | St. Louis CITY SC Hosts New York City FC in MLS Action at CITYPARK 


St. Louis CITY SC hosts New York City FC on Saturday, March 2, in the team’s second MLS match of the season. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. CST. Fans can watch the match on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app and follow via our radio partners on KYKY Y98.1 FM (English) and KXOK 102.9 FM (Spanish).

St. Louis came away with a point against Real Salt Lake in their first MLS match of the season, after forward Sam Adeniran found the equalizer in the 79th minute. With the goal, Adeniran increased his tally for St. Louis to nine MLS goals, doing so in 973 minutes, which averages to a goal every 108 minutes. Five of his nine goals for St. Louis have come at CITYPARK.

Midfielder Eduard Löwen provided the assist for Adeniran’s strike in the opener, raising his MLS assist tally to 15. Ten of Löwen’s 15 MLS assists have come at CITYPARK. Löwen has assisted on eight of St. Louis’ last 20 regular-season home goals. The midfielder is tied for second for key passes in the league with Miami’s Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba and trails LA Galaxy’s Riqui Puig by one.

CITY SC earned 35 points, scored 41 goals with a plus-24 goal differential in regular-season home MLS matches last season. CITY SC’s 11 home wins last season tied Atlanta United for the most by an expansion team in their inaugural season. St. Louis faced three Eastern Conference teams at home last season: Charlotte FC in the club’s home opener, last season’s Supporters’ Shield winners FC Cincinnati and Inter Miami FC.

St. Louis City SC won all three of its home matches against Eastern Conference opponents by a combined score of 11-2, scoring at least three times in all three matches. 

The match will mark the first ever meeting between St. Louis CITY SC and New York City FC. New York City FC won one of its 17 MLS regular season away matches last season, finishing with a record of 1-8-8, scoring 12 and conceding 23 goals in those matches. New York City FC kicked off the season with a 1-0 loss away to Charlotte FC, conceding in the eighth minute.

Last season, New York City FC finished 11th in the MLS Eastern Conference with a 9-11-14 record, just missing out on the MLS playoffs by two points. Gabriel Pereira (6), Santiago Rodriguez (5), and Talles Magno (40) led their team in scoring. Rodriguez was their lead provider with eight assists.