St. Louis City Dominates in Debut MLS Season

         

Summary: St. Louis City secures top spot in Western Conference and sets records in their first MLS season, aiming for long-term success.

St. Louis City has made a remarkable splash in their inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season. The team has clinched the top spot in the Western Conference, becoming the first expansion club to achieve this feat in their debut season. With 17 wins and 56 points, they are on the verge of breaking LAFC’s single-season record of 57 points. Despite not having big-name players, St. Louis City has excelled through a collective effort and a low-budget roster.

Head coach Bradley Carnell attributes the team’s success to a growth mindset and a strong system. Their journey began with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Austin, which set the tone for a fairy tale season. St. Louis City went on to win their first five games and establish themselves as a dominant force in the league. Their achievements have been particularly impressive considering the challenging circumstances of the COVID pandemic and the delayed launch of the team.

With a majority-female ownership group led by Carolyn Kindle, St. Louis City’s success extends off the field as well. The team’s $450 million downtown stadium was built without public funding, and there is now a waiting list for season tickets. As the playoffs approach, St. Louis City remains focused and hungry for more. They have already secured home-field advantage and are determined to continue their exceptional run in the postseason.

Tags: St. Louis City, MLS, Western Conference, Inaugural Season, Expansion Club

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