CITY SC’s season is over after losing to Sporting KC a second time

Published: Nov. 5, 2023 at 3:50 PM CST
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - CITY SC’s historic inaugural season is over after losing to Sporting KC for a second time in round one of the MLS Cup Playoffs.

In a do-or-die match at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas, CITY couldn’t come up with enough goals to continue their season, falling 1-2 against Sporting.

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Sporting KC took the lead with a goal in extra time in the first half.

Kansas carried the lead into halftime.

Kansas City doubled their lead with a goal in minute 73.

CITY came back to cut the lead in half with a goal in minute 85.

Last weekend, CITY fell to Sporting KC 1-4 in a disappointing outing at CITYPARK. If CITY doesn’t win this match against Sporting, their MLS season will be over.

If CITY falls to Kansas again, the impeccable season that got them here won’t be forgotten. CITY broke many “firsts” for an MLS expansion team, earning themselves the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and having the most wins in an inaugural season.

The MLS Cup is played in several rounds of best-of-three series. If CITY wins tonight, they will come back to play again at CITYPARK to decide who moves on to round two.

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.