Match Preview | St Louis CITY2 Squares Off Against Cross State Rivals Sporting Kansas City II 


St Louis CITY2 (9-2-2, 30 points) will look to continue their four-game win streak at CITYPARK for a rivalry match up with Sporting Kansas City II (6-4-3, 22 points). The match will kick off at 6:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, June 23 and will be streamed on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

The two rivals will be facing off against each other for the second time this season. In their previous meeting, CITY2 won 2-1 on March 31 in Lawrence, Kansas. The match saw John Klein score, SKC II score an own goal, and Seth Antwi earn his first professional assist. Since then, CITY2 has been unbeaten in four games, only conceding seven goals, and winning eight out of their last ten matches. St Louis has also made their way to the top of the MLS NEXT Pro standings during that span.

CITY2 looks to pick up where they left off on Sunday night with another 1-0 shutout against Dynamo 2. During the match, Ryan Becher notched his first goal of the season off a cross. Christian Olivares earned his fourth clean sheet of the season. Additionally, Bobby Murphy earned his 20th victory as CITY2 head coach since joining the team last season. CITY2 is 4-1-2 at home this season and St Louis will look to extend their winning streak to five games in front of the CITYPARK crowd.

In their last match, SKC II lost 5-1 against Real Monarchs on Wednesday, June 12. Forward, Kamron Habibullah leads the team with seven goals and is tied with Sebastian Cruz for a team leading five assists. Kansas City has a 3-1-2 record on the road this season. CITY2 is 3-3-0 against SKC II all time.