PREVIEW: Saint Louis FC v Oklahoma City Energy

PREVIEW: Saint Louis FC v Oklahoma City Energy

Saint Louis FC: (8-12-9) 33 pts. 14th in the Western Conference (29 GP).

Form Guide: LDLWL

 

OKC Energy FC: (10-7-12) 42 pts. 7th in the Eastern Conference (29 GP).

Form Guide: DLDLL

 

Match Details: Saturday, September 24th. 6:00 PM CDT

 

Location: Taft Stadium. Oklahoma City, OK

 

Preview:

Saint Louis will travel to Oklahoma City to play the final regular game of the season against OKC Energy FC. The match will be the fourth time the two teams have faced off against each other this season – all prior matches have ended up in draws.

The previous meeting on August 31st, the first goal came in the 19th minute when STLFC's  Schillo Tshuma found the back of the net after a scramble in front of the net. Energy FC goalkeeper CJ Cochran denied Tyler David from point blank range before Tshuma coolly slotted home his third goal of the season. Saint Louis FC had their opportunities to double the lead before halftime with Dixon, Tshuma, and Roberts all coming close, but couldn't make their chances tell.

Energy FC made STLFC pay 12 minutes after the break as half-time substitute Daniel Gonzalez equalized with a long-range effort. Gonzalez picked the ball up 40 yards from goal and shook off a challenge before firing a low blast past Mark Pais from 25 yards out. Saint Louis dominated the rest of the half but just couldn't see any results as the match ended in a stalemate.

Saint Louis will look to rebound against OKC FC after a disastrous 5-1 defeat at the hands of Louisville. The result handed Louisville the Kings' Cup and subsequently knocked Saint Louis out of the playoff picture. OKC Energy FC currently sits 7th in the Western conference and already secured a spot in the playoffs but are winless in their last 5 matches. Both teams will come into the game looking to close out the regular season with a win and also break the deadlock between each other.

Season tickets and group offers are available for the upcoming 2017 season – go to SaintLouisFC.com or call 636-680-0997 for more information

 

Leading Scorers:

Saint Louis: Irvin Herrera (14)

OKC: Michael Thomas, Wojciech Wojcik (4)

 

Leading Assists: 

Saint Louis: Irvin Herrera (4)

OKC: Danni Konig, Sebastian Dalgaard (4)

 

Player Availablity Report

Sean Clancy - Out, injury (season) 

Parker Maher - Out, injury (season)

James Musa - Out, suspension  

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