Match report | St. Louis CITY SC Come from behind to secure a point against Sporting KC

St. Louis CITY SC twice came from behind to secure a point in a 3-3 goal fest against their rivals Sporting KC. Alan Pulido gave the hosts the lead before Klauss and Célio Pompeu put CITY SC ahead heading into half-time. Goals from Dániel Sallói and Erik Thommy regained the lead for Sporting KC, but Tomas Totland’s last-minute strike earned CITY SC a well-deserved draw. The draw was CITY SC’s first point at Sporting KC’s Children’s Mercy Park.

  • Klauss scored his second goal in a row, giving him three goals this season
  • Klauss picked up his first assist of the season
  • The match marked the second time Klauss recorded a goal and an assist in the same match for CITY SC (the other match was on March 25, 2023, 4-0 W vs Real Salt Lake)
  • Rasmus Alm picked up his second assist of the season
  • CITY SC is 14-7-7 all-time with Alm on the field and is 8-3-3 when he starts
  • For the second week in a row, Alm provided the assist for Klauss’ goal
  • Chris Durkin picked up his first assist for CITY SC
  • Célio Pompeu scored his third goal of the season
  • Tomas Totland scored his first goal for CITY SC
  • The goal marked Totland’s third goal contribution of the season (1 goal, 2 assists)
  • Pompeu has now scored in his last two games at Children’s Mercy Park, having netted the only goal for CITY SC in the away leg of the 2023 MLS Playoffs
  • CITY SC is now 2-1-1 all-time against Sporting KC in the regular season
  • The draw marked the first point for CITY SC at Children’s Mercy Park
  • St. Louis has earned at least a point from a losing position in five of their nine MLS matches this season (1-1 vs. Real Salt Lake, 2-2 vs. Austin FC, 3-3 vs. LA Galaxy, 2-2 vs. DC United and 3-3 against Sporting KC)
  • CITY SC defeated Sporting KC 20-7 on the night. Over the past two games, St. Louis has outscored its opponents 31-9.

Goal games
SKC: Alan Pulido (Willy Agada), 17th minute – Alan Pulido scored with a left footed shot from the center of the penalty area.
STL: Klauss (Rasmus Alm, Chris Durkin), 31st minute – João Klauss scored with a right-footed shot from the center of the penalty area.
STL: Celio Pompeu (Klauss), 45′ + 3 minutes – Célio Pompeu scored with a right-footed shot from the left half outside the penalty area.
SKC: Dániel Sallói, (Johnny Russell), 65th minute – Dániel Sallói scored with a right-footed shot from the left side of the penalty area.
SKC: Erik Thommy (Andreu Fontàs), 77th minute – Erik Thummy scored from the center of the penalty area.
STL: Tomas Totland, 90’+2 minutes – Tomas Totland scored with a right footed shot from the right side of the penalty area.

April 20, 2024 – Kinder Mercy Park (Kansas City, Kansas)

Score overview
SKC: Alan Pulido (Willy Agada), 17
STL: Klauss (Rasmus Alm, Chris Durkin), 31
STL: Célio Pompeu (Klauss), 45’+3
SKC: Dániel Sallói, (Johnny Russell), 65
SKC: Erik Thommy (Andreu Fontàs), 77
STL: Tomas Totland, 90’+2

Summary of misconduct
SKC: Daniel Salloi, 45’+7
SKC: Nemanja Radoja, 47
STL: Tim Parker, 63
SKC: Jake Davis, 71
STL: Celio Pompeu, 85

SKC: GK Tim Melia; D Andreu Fontas, D Dany Rosero, D Tim Leibold, D Jake Davis; M Nemanja Radoja, M Erik Thommy, M Remi Walter; F Daniel Salloi ©, F Alan Pulido, F Willy Agada (Johnny Russell 54′)

Substitutions not used: GK John Pulskamp, D Robert Voloder, M Memo Rodriguez, F Khiry Shelton, D Robert Castellanos, F Alenis Vargas, D Zorhan Bassong, D Kayden Pierre


STL: GK Roman Bürki ©; D Tomas Totland, D Tim Parker D Kyle Hiebert D Anthony Markanich (Nikolas Dyhr 88′); M Chris Durkin M Tomáš Ostrák (Hosei Kijima 64′), M Ramus Alm (Nökkvi Thórisson 73′), M Indiana Vassilev (Aziel Jackson 64′), M Celio Pompeu; F Klauss

Substitutions not used: GK Ben Lundt M Akil Watts, D Joakim Nilsson, D Jake Nerwinski


Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant referees: Justin Howard, Diego Blas
Fourth official: Lukasz Szpala
VAR: Geoff Gamble
AVAR: Robert Schaap
Location: Children’s Grace Park
Weather: Clear, 52 degrees

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