Real Salt Lake beats CITY SC in second meet up of the season

17 JUNE 2023 - Nashville, TN - St. Louis CITY SC and Nashville SC square off during match day...
17 JUNE 2023 - Nashville, TN - St. Louis CITY SC and Nashville SC square off during match day 19 at Geodis Park in Nashville, TN on Saturday June 17, 2023.(Joe Martinez; St. Louis CITY SC | Joe Martinez)
Published: Jun. 21, 2023 at 6:30 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Real Salt Lake beat CITY SC 3-1 in their match at CITYPARK on Wednesday night.

St. Louis, currently tied for first place in the Western Conference with LA FC, will play against 7th place Real Salt Lake for the second time this season. The last time the two played, CITY won 4-0 at America First Field.

Two of those goals came from one of CITY’s designated players, João Klauss, who has been out for two months for an injury and is predicted to be out for another month, according to head coach Bradley Carnell.

CITY is also down another designated player, star midfielder Eduard Löwen, who is predicted to be out for four to six weeks.

Despite Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Nashville SC, CITY has a 7-2-1 record at home at CITYPARK and has been on a four-match home undefeated streak.

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Real Salt Lake scored first, taking the lead in the first half with a goal in minute 14.

CITY SC came back quickly with a goal in minute 20 by forward and team goal leader Nicholas Gioacchini. This is the 5th straight game that Gioacchini has scored for CITY.

CITY and Salt Lake when into halftime tied.

Real Salt Lake took the lead again early in the second half with a goal in minute 47 that made its way through multiple CITY defenders and past keeper Roman Bürki.

Real Salt Lake nearly got a third goal if it wasn’t for a stellar diving save by Bürki, keeping the match within reach for CITY.

They eventually got their third goal of the match in minute 65 and lead CITY 3-1.

For more information on St. Louis CITY SC, check out our guide to the 2023 season.

For an exclusive look at what fans can expect at CITYPARK on match-day, click here.