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AC and Whitecaps play to a scoreless draw.

The score on the scoreboard is accurate.

From the AC St. Louis front office:

ST. LOUIS, MO (June 26, 2010) – AC St. Louis, playing in the USSF Division 2 Pro League, drew the first-place Vancouver Whitecaps 0-0 on Saturday night at the Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park in front of 2,432. AC St. Louis’ season record now stands at 2-7-2. Dale Schilly made his debut as head coach for AC St. Louis. The match was his first ever as a head coach for a professional club. The shutout was the fourth in a row in all competitions by AC St. Louis, who remain unbeaten in their last four games.

“I was really happy with the performance. I thought we would have to absorb more pressure than we did,” reflected Schilly.  “As for scoring goals we did a great job trying to put the ball into the net. Vancouver’s goalie made a couple of great saves.”

In an otherwise laid back first half, mainly due to the intense heat, AC St. Louis got the first great chance of the game when a good ball was laid off to Mike Ambersley on the top of the 18-yard box. Ambersley’s shot was blocked on its way towards goal, but the resulting rebound came off the hand of St. Louis’ Jeff Cosgriff negating any chance for a second chance strike.

Mike Ambersley was on the scene again for AC St. Louis’ first good chance in the second half. Ambersley was fed a ball directly to his right foot by Gauchinho. Ambersley’s well-struck shot was directly at Vancouver keeper Jay Nolly. Minutes later Gauchinho won a free kick six yards outside the 18-yard box, but AC St. Louis could not come up with a shot to test Nolly. Ambersley was on the spot again in the 82nd minute as he broke in on the left and whistled a shot just wide of the far post. Gauchino himself nearly netted a game winner in the 86th minute as his shot took a deflection on its way to goal. Jay Nolly, coming up big again, was able to stay with the shot to make a crucial, albeit slightly awkward save.

Vancouver was reduced to 10 men in the 65th minute when Cornelius Stewart received his second yellow card in just four minutes. However, AC St. Louis could not break through, ending the game in a scoreless draw. Up next for AC St. Louis is the Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday night, June 29 from The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The MLS Galaxy will host St. Louis in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

AC St. Louis returns home next Saturday night for a July 3 match against the Carolina Railhawks. Tickets are still available and can be obtained by calling 1-888-STL-GOAL begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-888-STL-GOAL      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or by visiting www.ac-stlouis.com.

AC St. Louis vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – USSF Division 2 Pro League

June 26, 2010 – The Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park, St. Louis, MO

SCORING SUMMARY:

None

LINEUPS:

STL: Dufty; Traynor, Barna, Bloom, Velten; Cole, Cosgriff, Kreamalmeyer, Stisser, Gauchinho; Ambersley

VAN: Nolly; Knight, Janicki, Akwari, Hirano; Davies, Nash, Steele, Toure: Stewart, Khalfan

SUBSTITUTES:

VAN 45th minute Moose for Toure

VAN 53rd minute D. Toure for Davies

VAN 58th minute Bellisomo for Steele

STL 62nd minute Salvaggione for Stisser

STL 75th minute Moore for Cosgriff

STL 81st minute Kafedzic for Cole

VAN 82nd minute Edwini-Bonsu for Knight

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY:

STL 37th minute Yellowcard – Stisser

VAN 61st minute Yellowcard – Stewart

VAN 65th minute REDCARD – Stewart (second yellow)

VAN 72 minute Yellowcard – Knight

VAN 77th minute Yellowcard – Janicki

STATS SUMMARY:

STL VAN

Total Shots:            10            6

Shots on Goal:            4            3

Saves:            3            4

Fouls:            7            15

Corners:            7            4

Offsides:            –            –

Referee: Tyler Ploeger
Referee’s Assistants: Mark Boyko, Justin Tomicich
4th official: Saul Gonzalez
attendance: 2,432
weather: 90, fair, clear, sunny.

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2 Responses

  1. Was a great match to watch. AC passed really well through most of the game and had some really solid shots on goal with a couple other close ones. Was just a reallyy enjoyable match to follow.

    and an edit for the weather..

    weather: 90, fair, clear, sunny, HUMID!!!! hehe

  2. Yeah, this was almost like a different team out there. They looked really damn good. I am going to do a write up tomorrow (if I wake up because I just got home from St. Louis and it is 2:30 AM here) about the changes made.

    Honestly, night and day. Da Boys have done us proud.

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