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St. Louis City vs. Sounders: Highlights, stats and quotes

"It was a big test, maybe the biggest test and our best response." - Stefan Frei

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The Seattle Sounders moved up to second in the Western Conference on the regular-season's final day after beating first-place St. Louis City 2-0 on Saturday behind an Albert Rusnák goal and an own-goal generated by Reed Baker-Whiting.

They will now face FC Dallas in the first-round of the playoffs, the fifth time the two Western Conference foes have played one another in the postseason.




Seattle Sounders FC 2 – St. Louis CITY SC 0

Saturday, October 21, 2023


Referee: Jair Marrufo

Assistants: Corey Rockwell, Jeffrey Swartzel

Fourth Official: Jon Freemon

VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

Attendance: 22,423

Weather: 68 degrees and clear


SEA – Albert Rusnák (Cristian Roldan) 23’

SEA – Own Goal (Tim Parker) 38’ 


SEA – Yeimar (caution) 18’

SEA – Cristian Roldan (caution) 32’

SEA – Jackson Ragen (caution) 71’

STL – Tim Parker (caution) 75’

SEA – Léo Chú (caution) 80’

SEA – Josh Atencio (caution) 87’

SEA – Nico Lodeiro (caution) 90’+5’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan, Yeimar, Jackson Ragen, Reed Baker-Whiting (Nouhou 59’); João Paulo (Obed Vargas 80’), Josh Atencio, Cristian Roldan, Albert Rusnák (Xavier Arreaga 87’), Léo Chú (Nico Lodeiro 80’); Jordan Morris

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Kelyn Rowe, Raúl Ruidíaz, Héber, Fredy Montero 

Total shots: 15

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 17

Offside: 1

Corner-Kicks: 7

Saves: 5

St. Louis CITY SC – Roman Buerki; Jake Nerwinski, Joakim Nilsson, Njabulo Blom (Indiana Vassilev 46’), Anthony Markanich (Tomas Ostrák 77’), Akil Watts (Jared Stoud 46’), Tim Parker; Eduard Loewn, Aziel Jackson (Célio Pompeu 88’); Joao Klauss, Nicholas Gioacchini (Sam Adeniran 77’)

Substitutes not used: Ben Lundt, Josh Yaro, Kyle Heibert, Nokkvi Thorisson

Total shots: 16

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 8

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 3

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