Game Preview: St. Louis CITY SC Travels West for Showdown Against Sporting KC, a Western Conference Foe

Following their second victory of the season in the previous game, St. Louis CITY SC is set to embark on a brief journey westward to confront Western Conference adversaries Sporting KC at Children’s Mercy Park. The fixture is scheduled for Saturday, with the match kicking off at 7:30 p.m. CST. Supporters can catch the live stream via MLS Season Pass or tune in to the radio broadcast on KYKY Y98.1 FM (English) and KXOK 102.9 FM (Spanish).

CITY SC stretched their undefeated streak at home after narrowly defeating Austin FC 1-0, enhancing their season record to 2-1-5. Forward Klauss netted his second goal of the season in the recent triumph, assisted by Rasmus Alm and Tomas Totland. Alm marked his fifth MLS career assist with this setup, while Totland secured his second of the season.

St. Louis showcased one of their finest defensive performances against Austin, denying any shots on target, a milestone in their nascent history. Consequently, Roman Bürki claimed his third clean sheet of the season, currently tied for the league lead with FC Cincinnati’s Roman Celantano.

CITY SC will embark on their first of two regular-season visits to Children’s Mercy Park this season. In the previous season, the teams clashed five times, with CITY SC clinching two victories in the three regular-season encounters (2-1-0 record), while Sporting KC triumphed in both MLS Cup Playoffs matches (2-0-0 record).

In three regular-season duels against Kansas City, CITY SC amassed nine goals while conceding merely three. Klauss and Indiana Vassilev are the leading goal scorers against Sporting KC with two goals each, while Eduard Löwen boasts the most assists (3) against Kansas City.

St. Louis has tallied six goals in their three away matches this season. In their initial two away fixtures, CITY SC staged comebacks to secure draws against Austin FC (2-2) and LA Galaxy (3-3). Their overall away MLS record stands at 6-9-5, with 27 goals scored in that period.

Sporting KC enters the contest with a 2-2-4 record, having scored 14 goals and conceded 13. In their recent outing, midfielder Erik Thommy struck twice for Sporting KC in a 3-2 defeat to Inter Miami. Thommy and William Agada are the leading goal scorers for their team, with three goals each.

Sporting KC is winless in three consecutive home matches (0-2-1 record) across all competitions for the first time since April of the previous year.

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