CITY2 extends their unbeaten run to seven matches
St Louis CITY2 dominated from start to finish to capture a 2-0 win over Real Monarchs on Saturday at Ralph Korte Stadium. CITY2 is unbeaten in their last seven games, boosting their record to 9-2-2.
CITY2 has strung together seven-straight matches unbeaten going 5-0-2 during the run to reach the top of the Western Conference. CITY2 has recorded three clean sheets and six matches of at least two goals or more. CITY2 has outscored their opponents, 17-5 during the unbeaten stretch.
After recovering the ball from a corner kick, Kwame Awuah whipped in a pinpoint cross finding Kyle Hiebert who volleyed home his first professional goal to give CITY2 the lead in the 11th minute. Following the goal, the Monarchs searched for the equalizer but was denied by Michael Creek who recorded three saves in the first half. After pouncing on a flick pass from Max Schneider, Akil Watts curled a shot in the top corner to give CITY2 a 2-0 lead heading into the halftime break.
CITY2 piled on the pressure in the first part of the second half and had a few opportunities to extend the lead but just couldn’t find the final pass or shot to add to the scoring. With time dwindling, CITY2 maintained their composure to seal their ninth win of the season.
Creek recorded his second clean sheet of the season. Schneider tallied a goal contribution for the third consecutive match, following up his brace against Sporting KC with his third assist of the campaign. Watts was on target for the fourth time in his CITY2 career.
CITY2 are back home on Saturday, July 2 at Ralph Korte Stadium when they welcome Colorado Rapids 2. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CST with coverage on mlsnextpro.com.