Match Recap

Chicago Fire FC Falls 3-1 to St. Louis CITY SC at CITYPARK

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St. Louis, Mo. (May 11, 2024) – Chicago Fire FC (2-6-4, 10 points) fell 3-1 to St. Louis CITY SC (3-1-7, 16 points) on Saturday night at CITYPARK.

The Fire found the back of the net in the 46th minute when forward Hugo Cuypers scored his third goal of the season. Midfielder Chris Mueller carried the ball up the right flank, sending a cross to the far side of the box. Defender Andrew Gutman met the pass in the air, heading it to the top of the six where Cuypers stretched to half-volley it into the net.

The home side opened the scoring first in the second minute when midfielder Rasmus Alm collected the ball in the center of the park about 30 yards from goal. The Swede took a few touches toward goal, sending a shot from distance that went over goalkeeper Chris Brady and into the net. St. Louis’ second goal of the match was scored in the 56th minute by forward Joao Klauss. The Brazilian sealed the score in the 67th minute with a header at the back post.

NEXT MATCH: Chicago heads back to the lakefront for two home matches in four days, taking on Charlotte FC on Wednesday, May 15, before hosting the defending champions Columbus Crew on Saturday, May 18. Both matches are scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT at Soldier Field and will be broadcast globally on MLS Season Pass and transmitted locally via in English and WRTO 1200 AM in Spanish.

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  • Tonight’s result marked the Fire’s first loss against St. Louis in three matches played between the two sides across all competitions (2-1-0).
  • Forward Hugo Cuypers’ goal tied him for the team lead with midfielder Brian Gutiérrez (three).
  • Gutiérrez started his eighth match of the season and played in his 99th MLS regular season match, making him just one shy of becoming the second Homegrown Player to reach 100 games with the Fire.
  • Defender/Midfielder Mauricio Pineda made his 95th career start in tonight’s match. Pineda is now five starts away from becoming the first Homegrown Player in Club history to start in 100 matches for the Fire.
  • Chase Gasper (upper leg), Gastón Giménez (upper leg), Maren Haile-Selassie (lower leg) and Tobias Salquist (upper leg) were unavailable for today’s match.

Box Score:St. Louis CITY SC 3:1 Chicago Fire FC

STL - Alm (1) (WATCH) 2’
CHI - Cuypers (3) (Gutman, 1) (WATCH) 46’
STL - Klauss (4) (Pompeu, 2) (WATCH) 56’
STL - Klauss (5) (Durkin, 2) (WATCH) 67’

CHI - Herbers (Yellow Card) 22’
STL - Alm (Yellow Card) 45+1’
CHI - García (Yellow Card) 58’
CHI - Shaqiri (Yellow Card) 61
CHI - Terán (Yellow Card) 90+1’

CHI: GK Brady, D Terán, D Gutman, D Pineda (Czichos, 72’), D Arigoni (Souquet, 62’) , M Mueller (Barlow, 73’), M Shaqiri (capt.), M Gutiérrez, M Herbers (Navarro, 46’), M Acosta (Dean, 82’), F Cuypers

Subs not used: GK Richey, D Omsberg, F Koutsias, F Glasgow

STL: GK Bürki, D Markanich (Nilsson, 80’), D Totland, D Hiebert, D Parker, M Ostrak (Kijima, 88’) M Durkin, M Pompeu (Thorisson, 80’) M Alm (Adeniran, 73’), F Kauss (Jackson, 79’), F Vassilev

Subs not used: GK Lundt, D Blom, D Watts, D Dyhr

Stats Summary: STL / CHIShots: 24 / 12
Shots on Goal: 7 / 4
Saves: 3 / 4
Passing Accuracy: 83.1% / 81.6%
Corners: 5 / 3
Fouls: 9 / 12
Offsides: 4 / 0
Possession: 49.4% / 50.6%

Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere
Assistant Referees: Jose Da Silva, Jeffrey Greeson
Fourth Official: Nabil Bensalah
VAR: Chris Penso
Assistant VAR: Tom Supple