St. Louis CITY SC earned a point on the road in a 2-2 draw against LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park. St. Louis came flying out the gates with Sam Adeniran scoring the opener four minutes into the game. João Klauss doubled CITY SC’s lead in the 28th minute to give the away side a 2-0 lead heading into halftime. LA Galaxy won and converted a penalty in the 53rd minute through Riqui Puig, before Billy Sharp equalized in the 82nd minute to ensure the points were shared on the night.
Big Sam on Fire
Samuel Adeniran continued his hot streak in front of goal. Adeniran opened the scoring against LA Galaxy in the 4th minute of play, marking the second time in the last two games that he scored the game’s opening goal. Adeniran is now on seven MLS goals in eight starts and has found the back of the net five times in the last six games.
- With two goals against LA Galaxy, St. Louis has now scored a league leading 55 goals
- Sam Adeniran scored his seventh MLS goal for CITY SC in his eighth start of the season
- Of Adeniran’s seven goals, four have been the opener (against San Jose, Inter Miami, Sporting KC and LA Galaxy)
- In his first start since April 8, João Klauss found the back of the net to score his sixth goal of the season
- Klauss now has 10 goal contributions (six goals and four assists)
- Aziel Jackson recorded his third assist of the season
STL – Sam Adeniran, 4th minute: Samuel Adeniran left footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner.
STL – João Klauss (Aziel Jackson), 28th minute: João Klauss right footed shot from the right side of the box to the center of the goal.
LA – Riqui Puig (penalty), 53rd minute: Riqui Puig converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
LA – Billy Sharp (Uri Rosell), 82nd minute: Billy Sharp right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner.
CITY SC finishes up its three-match road trip in a showdown against Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, September 16.
September 10, 2023 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, California)
Goals by Half
STL First (2) Second (0) Final (2)
LA First (0) Second (2) Final (2)
STL: Sam Adeniran, 4
STL: João Klauss (Aziel Jackson), 28
LA: Riqui Puig (penalty), 53
LA: Billy Sharp (Uri Rosell), 82
STL: Joakim Nilsson (caution), 22
STL: Sam Adeniran (caution), 52
STL: Sam Adeniran (caution/ejection), 60
STL: Anthony Markanich (caution), 82
STL: Kyle Hiebert (caution), 85
LAG: GK Jonathan Bond, D Julian Aude, D Maya Yoshida, D Chris Mavinga, D Mauricio Cuevas (Daniel Aguirre 90’+6’); M Riqui Puig ©, M Tyler Boyd (Preston Judd 88’), M Uri Rosell, M Edwin Cerrillo (Mark Delgado 46’); F Dejan Joveljic (Billy Sharp 68’), F Douglas Costa (Diego Fagundez 68’)
Substitutes Not Used: D Tony Alfaro, M Jonathan Perez, GK Novak Micovic, M Michael Barrios
TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 1
STL: GK Roman Bürki ©; D Anthony Markanich, D Tim Parker, D Joakim Nilsson (Kyle Hiebert 78’), D Akil Watts; M Njabulo Blom, M Eduard Löwen (Josh Yaro 78’), M Jared Stroud (Indiana Vassilev 90’+3’), M Aziel Jackson (Nökkvi Thórisson 79’); F João Klauss (Niko Gioacchini 71’), F Sam Adeniran
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ben Lundt, M Célio Pompeu, M Tomáš Ostrák, D Jake Nerwinski
TOTAL SHOTS: 5; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 6
Referee: Filip Dujic
Assistant Referees: Ian McKay, Justin Howard
Fourth Official: Brandon Stevis
VAR: Kevin Stott
AVAR: Fabio Tovar
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park
Weather: Sunny, 82 degrees