Sacramento Republic Comes To St. Louis This Wednesday
Saint Louis FC, riding a three-match winning streak, takes on Sacramento Republic FC Wednesday night in St. Louis at World Wide Technology Soccer Park. Kickoff at Toyota Stadium is set for 7:30 pm.
Tickets are available in advance at SaintLouisFC.com or by calling 636-680-0997.
If you can’t make it to Soccer Park on Wednesday evening, you can stream it on the ESPN+ streaming service. As the USL Game of the Week, it can also be seen on ESPN3.
Scroll down for a preview of the United Soccer League match on August 15 between Saint Louis FC and Sacramento Republic FC.
Last Time Out
Saint Louis FC avenged an early July loss to Las Vegas by dominating the Lights in a 4-1 win at Toyota Stadium. The win was the third in a row for the Chupacabras and extended their unbeaten streak to four games. Phanuel Kavita, Kadeem Dacres, Kyle Greig and newcomer Michael Cox scored for the home side. Sean Reynolds and Wal Fall were each shown yellow cards in the contest while Las Vegas was shown five yellow cards and a red.
Sacramento got goals from Jeremy Hall and Cameron Iwasa to beat Rio Grande Valley FC 2-1 in front of 10,937 fan at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento. Iwasa’s goal was his 11th of the season and his 27th overall for the club.
Where They Stand
Saint Louis FC is currently in ninth place on the USL West table with a record of 8-6-8 and 32 points. With 10 points in the last four games, STLFC has played itself into the thick of the playoff race. The team finds itself a single point behind the Swope Park Rangers, who currently sit in the eighth and final playoff spot. The Kansas City side has played two more matches this season thus far.
Sacramento Republic FC is third in the conference with a record of 12-5-7 on the season. The Republic have won four of their last six and haven’t lost since June 23.
Scouting Sacramento Republic FC
Saint Louis FC will be seeing this Sacramento side for the second time this season on Wednesday. The teams played to a 2-2 draw in Sacramento back in June. Cameron Iwasa scored twice for the home side in that contest while Wal Fall and Albert Dikwa scored for the visitors. Fall’s tying goal came on a beautiful free kick strike in the 90th minute.
The aforementioned Iwasa leads Republic FC with 11 goals on the season. He also leads the team in assists with four. Including the June 23 games, Iwasa has scored 6 goals in his last eight games.
Josh Cohen has played every minute in goal this season for Sacramento. In front of him, Shannon Gomez anchors a stronge back line that has allowed just 22 goals in 24 games this season and recorded 8 clean sheets.
What To Expect From Saint Louis FC
Kyle Greig has scored in three straight games for STLFC and now has nine on the season. Can he make it four-in-a-row? If Sacramento is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen, we might see space opened up for another Chupacabra.
Three straight wins and a four-match unbeaten streak don’t come along every day, especially for this club. With several winnable games still to come this month, this team could put itself solidly in the Western Conference playoff picture if it keeps its form.
Michael Cox saw his first game action last weekend and also recorded his first goal. The confidence gained over the weekend could easily translate to more minute Wednesday night.
Anthony Pulis and company head to California this weekend to take on Fresno FC. With the short rest, it’s fair to think that we’ll see some lineup changes in the next two games.
The club announced the signing earlier this week of defender Tyler Polak. Polak comes to St. Louis after most recently winning the 2018 NPSL Championship with Miami FC. Prior to that, the 26-year old played 49 matches over two seasons for FC Cincinnati. The Lincoln, Nebraska native played his college soccer at Creighton before being drafted in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft 22nd overall.
Pack The Park
Tickets for Wednesday night’s match between Saint Louis FC and Sacramento Republic FC can be purchased in advance by calling 646-680-0997 or online at SaintLouisFC.com. A limited amount of tickets will also be available before kickoff from the Marco Ticket Office at Toyota Stadium.
With this game falling on a Wednesday, the St. Louligans will still host their traditional tailgate, with a slight modification. Food will not be on the menu, but empty cups will still be sold. Strange Donuts will also be bringing donuts to the tailgate to raise money for the week’s designated Charity Du Jour recipient, Strange Cares. The tailgate opens at 5:30 pm when the Soccer Park parking lots open.
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