St. Louis CITY SC fell 1-0 to Chicago Fire FC in MLS action at Soldier Field on Saturday afternoon. After an intense, back-and-forth first half, Chicago found the eventual game-winner in the 40th minute through Rafael Czichos who tucked away Xherdan Shaqiri's cross off a freekick.
- CITY SC's first homegrown signing, 16-year-old Caden Glover made his MLS debut.
- Glover became the first player born in 2007 to make his MLS debut
- Today's match marked the first time where both of CITY SC's homegrown players Miguel Perez and Glover featured in the same game
- CITY SC fielded its 14th different starting lineup across all competitions
CHI – Rafael Czichos (Xherdan Shaqiri), 40th minute: Rafael Czichos left footed shot from the right side of the six-yard box to the bottom left corner.
St. Louis CITY SC returns home to CITYPARK to play against Sporting KC on Saturday, May 20.
May 13, 2023 – Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
Goals by Half
Chicago Fire FC First (1) Second (0) Final (1)
St. Louis CITY SC First (0) Second (0) Final (0)
CHI: Rafael Czichos (Xherdan Shaqiri), 40
STL: Miguel Perez (caution), 26
STL: John Nelson (caution), 43
STL: Niko Gioacchini (caution), 49
CHI: Gastón Gimenez (caution), 59
CHI: Fabian Herbers (caution), 64
STL: John Nelson (second caution/ejection), 70
CHI: GK Chris Brady; D Arnaud Souquet, D Carlos Teran (Rafael Czichos 34'), D Mauricio Pineda, D Miguel Navarro; M Fabian Herbers (Georgios Koutsias 72') M Gastón Gimenez, M Xherdan Shaqiri ©, M Brian Gutierrez (Jairo Torres 89'), M Federico Navarro; F Kei Kamara (Kacper Przybylko 72')
Substitutes Not Used: GK Spencer Richey, D Kendall Burks, D Alonso Aceves, D Wyatt Omsberg, F Missael Rodriguez
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2
STL: GK Roman Bürki ©; D Jake Nerwinski (Jared Stroud 65'), D Lucas Bartlett (Josh Yaro 77'), D Kyle Hiebert, D John Nelson; M Miguel Perez (Njabulo Blom 46'), M Eduard Löwen (Caden Glover 77'), M Indiana Vassilev, M Célio Pompeu, M Tomáš Ostrák (Isak Jensen 64'); F Niko Gioacchini
Substitutes Not Used: D Jon Bell, GK Ben Lundt, M Akil Watts, M Aziel Jackson
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 5
*All stats here are unofficial
Referee: Filip Dujic
Assistant Referees: Kevin Klinger, Andrew Bigelow
Fourth Official: Jon Freemon
VAR: Kevin Stott
AVAR: Rene Parra
Venue: Soldier Field
Weather: Cloudy, 62 degrees