St. Louis CITY SC fell 2-1 to Chicago Fire FC in their Round-of-32 matchup at SeatGeek Stadium on Tuesday night. Chicago Fire opened the scoring in the third minute through Maren Haile-Selassie before Fabian Herbers doubled the hosts lead in the 75th minute. As CITY SC searched for a way back into the game, homegrown player Miguel Perez halved the deficit in stoppage time, but his late goal was not enough to deny Chicago the victory.
CITY SC homegrown player Miguel Perez has featured in nine games while making five starts across all competition this season. The 18-year-old midfielder scored CITY SC's lone goal against Chicago FC, recording his first-ever professional goal in his career and the club's first homegrown goal.
- With his goal, Perez is now CITY SC's youngest goal scorer at 18 years and 11 days old.
- Perez also scored the club's first Homegrown goal
- Eduard Löwen recorded his sixth assist and ninth goal contribution across all competitions.
- CITY SC fielded its 13th different starting lineup across all competitions
- With Perez’s goal, 12 different players have now scored a goal for CITY SC across all competitions
- Vice-captain Tim Parker wore the armband for the first time this season
- St. Louis CITY SC’s ten (10) corner kicks set a new single-game high, surpassing the previous high-mark of eight against both Austin FC and San Jose Earthquakes
CHI – Maren Haile-Selassie (Mauricio Pineda), 3rd minute: Maren Haile-Selassie right footed shot from the center of the box to the top right corner.
CHI – Fabian Herbers (Brian Gutierrez), 75th minute: Fabian Herbers left footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner.
STL – Miguel Perez (Eduard Löwen), 90'+3rd minute: Miguel Perez header from the right side of the six-yard box to the bottom right corner.
St. Louis CITY SC will face Chicago Fire FC for the second time in a week on Saturday, May 13.
May 9, 2023 – SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, IL)
Goals by Half
CHI First (1) Second (1) Final (2)
STL First (0) Second (1) Final (1)
CHI: Maren Haile-Selassie (Mauricio Pineda), 3
CHI: Fabian Herbers (Brian Gutierrez), 75
STL: Miguel Perez (Eduard Löwen), 90'+3'
CHI: Klopas (caution), 45’+3’
STL: Célio Pompeu (caution), 70
CHI: GK Spencer Richey; D Arnaud Souquet, D Wyatt Omsberg, D Mauricio Pineda, D Miguel Navarro; M Federico Navarro M Gaston Gimenez, M Xherdan Shaqiri © (Fabian Herbers 62'); F Brian Gutierrez (Georgios Koutsias 89'), F Kei Kamara (Kacper Przybylko 83'), F Maren Haile-Selassie (Chris Mueller 46')
Substitutes Not Used: GK Jeffrey Gal, D Kendall Burks, D Alonso Aceves
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 3
STL: GK Ben Lundt; D Akil Watts (Njabulo Blom 78'), D Kyle Hiebert, D Tim Parker ©, D Selmir Pidro; M Miguel Perez, M Eduard Löwen, M Jared Stroud (Indiana Vassilev 78'), M Aziel Jackson (Niko Gioacchini 59'); F Célio Pompeu, F Isak Jensen (Tomáš Ostrák 59')
Substitutes Not Used: D Josh Yaro, D Lucas Bartlett, GK Roman Bürki
TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 4
Referee: Brandon Stevis
Venue: SeatGeek Stadium
Weather: Cloudy, 63 degrees