Tomas Totland delivers a crucial performance for St. Louis CITY | Highlight Moment of the Matchday

Derby matches always bring a heightened level of intensity, a well-known aspect of soccer, as evidenced in Saturday’s intense showdown between Sporting Kansas City and St. Louis CITY SC in the Midwest rivalry clash.

In a game marked by dramatic twists and turns, St. Louis right-back Tomas Totland emerged as the hero, securing the Energy Moment of the Matchday presented by Celsius for Matchday 10 with his late equalizer in the 92nd minute, resulting in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

In a typical showdown between these regional foes, St. Louis seemed destined for a 3-2 defeat at Children’s Mercy Park before Totland seized the moment with a remarkable solo effort. Seizing on a mistake from Sporting KC, the 24-year-old Norwegian defender calmly converted a breakaway opportunity with a composed finish at the far post.

Reflecting on his crucial goal post-match, Totland expressed relief more than joy, acknowledging the pivotal nature of his late intervention. “Coming back to level the score at 3-3 felt like the game was slipping away from us,” he remarked. “But we once again demonstrated our resilience and refusal to give up, securing a valuable point.”

This significant goal marked Totland’s maiden MLS goal since his arrival at St. Louis before the 2024 season from Swedish top-tier side BK Häcken. Its timing couldn’t have been better, as CITY SC earned their third draw on the road this season, thanks to Totland’s clutch equalizer.

The result ensured that St. Louis maintained their position in the playoff race in the Western Conference, with Bradley Carnell’s team currently occupying the 9th spot in the standings after Matchday 10 (2 wins, 1 loss, 6 draws, totaling 12 points).

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