ST. LOUIS – MLS fans and players are about to get a whole lot more of the latest team to join the league.
Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington hyped up another sold out CityPark on Wednesday evening as St. Louis CITY SC would eventually tie with division rival LA Galaxy, 0-0. Despite the result, CITY became the first team in the Western Conference to clinch a playoff spot. With 4-5 matches left on most team’s schedules, CITY SC clinched with 15 wins, 5 draws and 10 losses – good for 50 points, so far tied for 2nd-best in the league.
CITY became the fifth-fastest team to clinch a spot in the 2023 season, as Cincinnati, Columbus, Orlando and Philadelphia have already gobbled up the top four spots in the East. St. Louis’s offense has been one of the biggest contributors to their inaugural season success, as they are third overall in goals-for with 57, thanks to spread offense from the likes of João Klauss, Eduard Löwen and Nicholas Gioacchini.
CITY SC also has a superstar goalkeeping talent in Roman Bürki, who leads the league in starts (30), and saves (110), and is 5th in league clean sheets with 8.
Should St. Louis stay the course in the final four matches and hold on to one of the top 7 spots in the West, they will patiently await their first-round opponents for the MLS Cup Playoffs. The wild card matches begin October 25th, while the first round, best-of-three series commences October 28th. St. Louis heads to Allianz on Saturday to square off with Minnesota United at 7:30.