(St. Louis, MO) – In the club’s biggest defeat of the season, Saint Louis FC lost on Saturday night by a score of 4-1 against New York Red Bulls II. This marks the club’s third loss in a row across all competitions. This was also the seventh consecutive match in which Saint Louis FC surrendered the first goal of the match.
The match started evenly until the 8th minute, when Leo Stolz found Marius Obekop in stride on the break. Obekop went in on goal and chipped the ball over goalkeeper Mark Pais.
Saint Louis FC bounced back from the goal for the remainder of the half, but were down at halftime 1-0. In the 55th minute, Konrad Plewa was able to get past Jacob Bushue who lost his footing. Plewa delivered a strike from the top of the box into the upper 90 to double New York’s lead.
Just three minutes later, Bushue redeemed himself. He made a run from the top of the box past his mark with the ball. He delivered a low cross towards the front of the goal and substitute Jermie Lynch redirect it into the back of goal.
With the game hanging in the balance, New York continued to press and look for quick counters from the midfield. In the 85th minute, Franklin Castellanos scored off of a turnover in the midfield, making it 3-1.
The visitors added one more insurance goal in the 90th minute from Plewa.
Saint Louis FC still only has one home win on the season. Nine of their remaining 15 matches will be played on the road. Their next match will be this Wednesday on the road against the Wilmington Hammerheads.
Main Photo courtesy of Mark Guthrel, team photographer for St Louis FC.