St. Louis City SC will begin to play in MLS in 2023, joining Sacramento as the 29th and 30th teams in the league. The team will feature the only majority female-led ownership group in Major League Soccer, led by Carolyn Kindle Betz. “St. Louis City SC is a reflection of the STLMade movement that is at the heart of everything ...
On May 6, 2021: The club launches its academy program, St. Louis CITY2, which will compete in MLS NEXT and USL League Two
On August 25, 2021: The club hired Bradley Carnell as its first head coach. According to the Hiring team, The new coach isn’t American or German and has no prior connection to the city. But Pfannenstiel said he represents the ideal combination of gegenpressing devotee, MLS expert, and big-project enthusiast, and he was the club’s top choice.
On April 2, 2022: The St. Louis City club plays its first official match in MLS against LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park and loses 3–0
History of the City SC
St. Louis City SC, is an American professional soccer club based in St. Louis, Missouri, competing in Major League Soccer (MLS). The team was announced on August 20th, 2019, as the 28th MLS franchise to join the league and will begin to play during the 2022 season.
The history of soccer in St. Louis dates back to 1891, when it first became a National Association Football League (NAFL) member, making it one of America’s oldest clubs still playing today. Since then, several teams have represented St.Louis including; Ben Millers FC, who won three US Open Cup titles between 1933-1939; Simpkins Ford, which competed from 1946-1960; Kutis SC from 1961-1982 before merging with Scott Gallagher Soccer Club where they remain until this day as part of USL Championship side Saint Louis FC.; As well as indoor teams such as Steamers, who were members of MISL/NPSL leagues between 1979–1988 and briefly during the 2001–2002 season.
In 2018 Don Garber, Commissioner for MLS, confirmed that plans were underway for a new expansion team based out at West Community Stadium just outside downtown city limits within the Carondelet Park district. On August 20th, 2019, following months of speculation over potential names & logos, STL City SC was officially unveiled by owners Carolyn Kindle Betz & Jim Kavanaugh, along with lead investor Terry Matlack alongside other investors representing the local business community, Bill DeWitt III – President Of Cardinals Baseball Team; David Peacock – Former Anheuser Busch VP; Paul Edgerley - Venture Capitalist & former Bain Capital Partner. With construction underway on the stadium site ahead of schedule despite COVID pandemic delays, STL City is expected to debut against Austin FC come march 2022, marking a return to top-flight football after a 27-year absence since the departure from original NASL side Steamers back in 1988.
Overall, excitement is growing amongst fans in anticipation of the upcoming inaugural campaign to kick off early next year here in Saint Louis!
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St. Louis City SC - St. Louis City SC is set to become the newest Major League Soccer team, and with that comes a brand new nickname: St. Louligans! But where did this name come from? Let’s take a look at how it all began…
It all started in 2018 when local soccer fans formed an independent supporters club for Saint Louis FC, the city’s USL Championship team. The group was called “The St. Louligans,” and they quickly became known as one of the most passionate fan bases in US soccer culture due to their loud singing, chanting, and other forms of support for their beloved club during games - earning them much respect among fellow fans across America (and beyond).
Two years later, MLS announced its plans for expansion into STL, including awarding an official franchise spot to our beloved hometown heroes – now known as “St. Louis City SC." It only made sense then that these loyal supporters who had been there since day one should have some say on what this new MLS squad would be nicknamed - thus leading us here today with our unique moniker: The St Louligans!
So next time you hear someone talking about STL's newest professional sports team, tell them exactly where the name came from – because, without those die-hard local supporters, none of this could have ever happened!
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2022 - Present / Carolyn Kindle Betz, Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, Jim Kavanaugh
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