A crowd of 22,000 plus witnessed a history in Downtown St. Louis Saturday night as St. Louis City SC won its home opener 3-1, over Charlotte FC. The first goal at the new downtown stadium was scored by the wrong team when Charlotte score first in the 20th minute. Then minutes after Charlotte FC score, St. Louis City SC got its first goal at CITYPARK from a mistake when the Charlotte FC misdirected a pass on the play up front which lead to the equalizer. Then late in the first-half, Eduard Lowen converted on a late first-half penalty kick to give City SC 2-1 lead going into halftime.
Then Joao Klauss score the game clinching goal in the second half to give City SC 3-1 victory and becoming just the fourth team in Major League Soccer history to start 2-0 in their inaugural year as an expansion team. Before the game City SC held a moment of silence for Anton Walkes a defender who played for Charlotte FC, died in January from injuries suffered in a boating accident while vacationing in Florida.
City SC will hit the road in the upper Pacific Northwest Saturday when they play against the Portland Timbers.