CITY SC takes win against Sporting KC, breaks record for most wins by expansion club

Anthony Markanich and João Klauss shake hands during a match against Minnesota United FC.
Anthony Markanich and João Klauss shake hands during a match against Minnesota United FC.(St. Louis CITY SC)
Published: Sep. 30, 2023 at 7:37 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - St. Louis CITY SC won against Sporting KC 4-1 in a match at CITYPARK Saturday night.

The win is the club’s 17th of the season, earning them the record for most wins by an MLS expansion club. The previous record was held by LAFC, who won 16 matches in 2018.

Samuel Adeniran, Jared Stroud and João Klauss earned CITY’s four goals of the match.

Sporting KC put up a fight with many attempts to score on CITY goalkeeper Roman Bürki. Bürki was robbed of what would have been a well-deserved clean sheet by a goal for Sporting in the last few seconds of the match.

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CITY SC and Sporting KC both went into halftime scoreless.

Samuel Adeniran opened the floodgates and offered himself a birthday present with a goal at minute 73.

Jared Stroud doubled the lead three minutes later.

João Klauss increased the lead to three with a goal in minute 80.

Klauss scored again in minute 85 to lead Sporting KC 4-0.

Sporting KC returned with one goal in extra time to bring the final score to 4-1.


Last time the two clubs faced off, Sporting took home the win with a 2-1 score at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas. When the teams faced off for the first time in May at CITYPARK, CITY took a decisive 4-0 win during the rivalry week match.

CITY remains at the top of the Western Conference with 53 points and secured their place in playoffs last week.

Sporting is currently in 10th place with 38 points.

If CITY wins against Sporting KC tonight, they will break the record for most wins in an inaugural season for an expansion team. CITY is currently tied with the 2018 LAFC squad with 16 wins.

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.