CITY SC remains undefeated with win against Real Salt Lake

CITY SC got their second shutout this season, beating Salt Lake 4-0
18 MAR 2023 - ST. LOUIS, MO- St. Louis CITY SC host the San Jose Earthquakes during match day 4...
18 MAR 2023 - ST. LOUIS, MO- St. Louis CITY SC host the San Jose Earthquakes during match day 4 at CITYPARK in St. Louis, MO on Saturday Mar. 18, 2023.(Joe Martinez; St. Louis CITY SC | Joe Martinez)
Published: Mar. 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - St. Louis CITY SC remains undefeated after a shutout win against Real Salt Lake in week five. CITY gained all four goals in the second half after neither team scored in the first 45 minutes.

CITY and Salt Lake went scoreless into the halftime break. Salt Lake was kept at bay with the help of a remarkable diving save from goalkeeper and CITY team captain Roman Bürki just before the halftime whistle blew.

Just two minutes into the second half, CITY pulled ahead with a goal by Niko Gioacchini off of a corner kick.

Then Klauss picked up his fourth goal of the season at minute 60, doubling their lead. Klauss then took advantage of a poor pass by Salt Lake and scored again at minute 65, giving CITY a 3-0 lead.

The floodgates were fully opened, and at minute 75 Rasmus Alm scored another goal after coming off of the bench.


CITY is going for a fifth straight win to extend their undefeated streak in their inaugural season, while Salt Lake is looking to even out their season, where they currently sit with one win and two losses.

CITY is comfortable at the top of the MLS Western Conference with 12 points. LAFC is trailing behind in second place during this early season with 7 points. CITY remains the only team in MLS to have a perfect record this season.

Tonight’s starting 11 for the match is Roman Bürki, Jake Nerwinski, Tim Parker, Lucas Bartlett, John Nelson, Indiana Vassilev, Eduard Löwen, Tomás Ostrák, Jared Stroud, Niko Gioacchini and Klauss.

The team’s Vice Captain, Tim Parker, gets the start again after being out last week with an injury.

CITY can continue to make history if they manage to hold on to their win streak. The only team to go undefeated for five games in MLS history, excluding the shootout era of MLS, was Sporting Kansas City in 2012, when they won their first seven games that season.

Tonight’s match can be watched for free on Apple TV. For more information on St. Louis CITY SC, check out our guide to the 2023 season.