St. Louis CITY SC scored two first half goals to record their 11th win of the season against Colorado Rapids at CITYPARK. Defender Tim Parker found the opener four minutes into the game before Jared Stroud doubled the lead for the hosts in the 11th minute. With the win, CITY SC remains at the top of the Western Conference standings with 35 points. St. Louis CITY SC heads to Canada for a meeting with Toronto FC next Saturday.
CITYPARK, St. Louis’ Fortress
St. Louis has recorded a sellout in its first 12 home matches in its young history. Offensively, St. Louis has tallied 31 goals in 12 matches at home. On the defensive side of the ball, CITY SC has allowed just 10 goals across all competitions and has trailed just 100 of 1080 minutes. St. Louis has 8-3-1 record at home this season and has scored at least three goals in seven of their eight home wins across all competitions.
- After 20 games, St. Louis ranks second in the league in goals scored (39), first in goal differential (+15)
- Tim Parker scored his second goal for St. Louis CITY SC and his sixth goal in his MLS career across all competitions
- With his goal, Stroud has eight goal contributions (4 goals, 4 assists) this season
- CITY SC is 5-0-1 when Stroud tallies a goal or an assist.
- CITY SC has 10 different players (Klauss, Gioacchini, Stroud, Löwen, Vassilev, Hiebert, Alm, Ostrák, Adeniran, Parker) that have multiple goals this MLS season, more than any other team in the league.
- Sam Adeniran provided his first assist for CITY SC on Stroud’s goal.
- With his assist, Adeniran has three goal contributions (2 goals, 1 assist) in the last two games
- CITY SC are undefeated when scoring first (9-0-2 record)
- CITY SC fielded their 19th different lineup in 20 MLS games this season
- Roman Bürki recorded his fifth clean sheet of the season
STL – Tim Parker (Aziel Jackson), 4th minute: Tim Parker header from the center of the box to the bottom left corner.
STL – Jared Stroud (Sam Adeniran), 11th minute: Jared Stroud right footed shot from the left side of the box to the center of the goal.
St. Louis CITY SC heads to Canada for a meeting with Toronto FC on Saturday, July 8.
July 1, 2023 – CITYPARK (St. Louis, MO)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
St. Louis CITY SC 2 0 2
Colorado Rapids 0 0 0
STL: Tim Parker (Aziel Jackson), 4’
STL: Jared Stroud (Sam Adeniran), 11’
COL: Ralph Priso (caution), 75
STL: GK Roman Bürki ©; D Josh Yaro, D Akil Watts (Lucas Barlett 67’), D Kyle Hiebert; D Tim Parker, M Jared Stroud (Jake Nerwinski 77’), M Aziel Jackson (Miguel Perez 87’), M Njabulo Blom (Rasmus Alm 67’), M Indiana Vassilev; F Nicholas Gioacchini, F Sam Adeniran (Celio Pompeu 77’)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ben Lundt, D John Nelson, D Jonathan Bell
TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
COL: GK William Yarbrough ©; D Keegan Rosenberry, D Danny Wilson, D Andreas Maxso, D Sam Nicholson, D Steven Beitashour (Lalas Abubakar 45’), M Danny Leyva (Braian Galvan 74’), M Connor Ronan, M Cole Bassett, F Michael Barrios (Ralph Priso 74’), F Kevin Cabral (Darren Yapi 67’)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Marko Ilic, F Calvin Harris, D Sebastian Anderson, D Anthony Markanich, D Michael Edwards
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 5
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Ryan Graves
Fourth Official: Adam Kilpatrick
VAR: Alex Chilowicz
AVAR: Tony Obas
Weather: Clear, 62 degrees
ST. LOUIS CITY SC POSTGAME QUOTES
Video: Bradley Carnell