Match Report | St. Louis CITY SC Come from Behind to Secure a Point Against Sporting KC 


St. Louis CITY SC come from behind twice to secure a point in a 3-3 goal fest against their rivals Sporting KC. Alan Pulido gave the hosts the lead, before Klauss and Célio Pompeu gave CITY SC the lead heading into halftime. Goals from Dániel Sallói and Erik Thommy recaptured the lead for Sporting KC, but Tomas Totland’s last-minute strike earned CITY SC a well-earned draw on the road. The draw was CITY SC’s first point at Sporting KC’s Children’s Mercy Park.

Postgame Notes

  • Klauss recorded his second consecutive goal, giving him three goals this season
  • Klauss picked up his first assist of the season
  • The match marked the second time Klauss has recorded a goal and an assist in the same match for CITY SC (the other match was on March 25, 2023, 4-0 W vs Real Salt Lake)
  • Rasmus Alm picked up his second assist of the season
  • CITY SC is 14-7-7 all-time with Alm on the field and are 8-3-3 when he starts
  • For the second consecutive week Alm provided the assist for Klauss’ goal
  • Chris Durkin picked up his first assist for CITY SC
  • Célio Pompeu scored his third goal of the season
  • Tomas Totland recorded his first goal for CITY SC
  • The goal marked Totland’s third goal contribution of the season (1 goal, 2 assists)
  • Pompeu has now scored in his last two matches at Children’s Mercy Park after tallying the lone goal for CITY SC in the away leg of the 2023 MLS Playoffs
  • CITY SC are now 2-1-1 all-time against Sporting KC in the regular season
  • The draw marked the first point for CITY SC at Children’s Mercy Park
  • St. Louis have earned at least a point from a losing position in five of their nine MLS matches this season (1-1 vs Real Salt Lake, 2-2 vs Austin FC, 3-3 vs LA Galaxy, 2-2 vs D.C. United and 3-3 vs Sporting KC)
  • CITY SC outshot Sporting KC 20-7 on the night. Over the last two matches St. Louis has outshot their opponents by 31-9.

Goal-Scoring Plays
SKC: Alan Pulido (Willy Agada), 17th minute – Alan Pulido scored with a left footed shot from the center of the box.
STL: Klauss (Rasmus Alm, Chris Durkin), 31st minute – João Klauss scored with a right footed shot from the center of the box.
STL: Célio Pompeu (Klauss), 45’+3 minute – Célio Pompeu scored with a right footed shot from the left half-space outside the box.
SKC: Dániel Sallói, (Johnny Russell), 65th minute – Dániel Sallói scored with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.
SKC: Erik Thommy (Andreu Fontàs), 77th minute – Erik Thommy scored from the center of the box.
STL: Tomas Totland, 90’+2 minute – Tomas Totland scored with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

April 20, 2024 – Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City, Kansas)

Scoring Summary
SKC: Alan Pulido (Willy Agada), 17
STL: Klauss (Rasmus Alm, Chris Durkin), 31
STL: Célio Pompeu (Klauss), 45’+3
SKC: Dániel Sallói, (Johnny Russell), 65
SKC: Erik Thommy (Andreu Fontàs), 77
STL: Tomas Totland, 90’+2

Misconduct Summary
SKC: Dániel Sallói, 45’+7
SKC: Nemanja Radoja, 47
STL: Tim Parker, 63
SKC: Jake Davis, 71
STL: Célio Pompeu, 85


SKC: GK Tim Melia; D Andreu Fontas, D Dany Rosero, D Tim Leibold, D Jake Davis; M Nemanja Radoja, M Erik Thommy, M Remi Walter; F Daniel Salloi ©, F Alan Pulido, F Willy Agada (Johnny Russell 54’)

Substitutes Not Used: GK John Pulskamp, D Robert Voloder, M Memo Rodriguez, F Khiry Shelton, D Robert Castellanos, F Alenis Vargas, D Zorhan Bassong, D Kayden Pierre


STL: GK Roman Bürki ©; D Tomas Totland, D Tim Parker, D Kyle Hiebert, D Anthony Markanich (Nikolas Dyhr 88’); M Chris Durkin, M Tomáš Ostrák (Hosei Kijima 64’), M Ramus Alm (Nökkvi Thórisson 73’), M Indiana Vassilev (Aziel Jackson 64’), M Célio Pompeu; F Klauss

Substitutes Not Used: GK Ben Lundt, M Akil Watts, D Joakim Nilsson, D Jake Nerwinski


Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Justin Howard, Diego Blas
Fourth Official: Lukasz Szpala
VAR: Geoff Gamble
AVAR: Robert Schaap
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park
Weather: Clear, 52 degrees