Fenton, MO (September 10, 2015) – The following is a press release from Saint Louis FC of the USL presented by Edward Jones.
Matchday 30: Saint Louis FC Host Charlotte
After a tough road trip, Saint Louis FC host Charlotte Independence in the second to last game of the season. With several players vying for a contract in 2016 and a Kings Cup match up on the horizon, the home side should be looking for a result. Like wise, Charlotte will be looking for a win to secure their playoff spot.
Saint Louis FC (6-11-9, 27 pts.) vs. Charlotte Independence (10-6-10, 40 pts.)
Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 7:30 PM CST
Venue: World Wide Technology Soccer Park; Fenton, MO
LAST TIME OUT: In its 15th and final away match of 2015, Saint Louis FC played to a 0-0 draw against Harrisburg City Islanders last Sunday at Skyline Sports Complex. Goalkeeper Alec Kann made six saves in net to preserve his fifth shutout of the season. After posting a road record of 4-2-3 through the first five months of the season, Saint Louis went 0-3-2 in its final five away games.
THE OPPONENT: Charlotte Independence enters Saturday’s match on a 12-match unbeaten streak (6-0-6). Charlotte has scored 22 goals in that 12-game span, and is coming off a 4-1 win over Toronto FC II on Wednesday night. With 40 points, the Independence are currently fifth in the USL Eastern Conference standings.
THE SERIES: STL FC and Charlotte met for the first time on July 4, with Saint Louis prevailing 2-1 at Ramblewood Stadium. After Daniel Jackson equalized for the Independence in the 68th minute, substitute Kingsley Bryce scored his first goal of the season in the final minutes of the match to lift STL FC to victory. Parker Maher also registered a goal in the win.
FINAL HOMESTAND: After facing Charlotte on Saturday night, STL FC will host its regular season finale with a match against Louisville City FC on September 19 at WWT Soccer Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM.