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USL Preview: Saint Louis FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

By Staff, 05/24/16, 10:11AM EDT


Top-four matchup out west set for Wednesday night at WWT Soccer Park

Photo courtesy Mark Guthrel / Saint Louis FC

FENTON, Mo. – A top-four clash in the USL’s Western Conference is set for Wednesday night as Saint Louis FC hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 looking to hand the conference leaders their first defeat of the season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT.


Saint Louis FC news and notes

  • Current record: 4-3-2, 14 points
  • Saint Louis bounced back from its first loss in six games on Saturday night as it romped past Tulsa Roughnecks FC 5-2 at ONEOK Field.
  • Irvin Herrera led the way for the visitors, and was voted the USL Player of the Week on Tuesday for his four-goal performance for the side.
  • Mike Ambersley recorded a pair of assists in the contest, and now leads the team with three assists this season.
  • Wednesday night’s game was originally set to be played on Saturday, April 30, but lightning and heavy rain forced its postponement.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 news and notes

  • Current record: 6-0-2, 20 points
  • Vancouver took its second victory against Portland this season in its last outing, as it defeated T2 3-1 on Friday night at Providence Park.
  • Kyle Greig scored his eighth goal of the season, and his 30th in the USL regular season all-time, within the opening minute of the contest, while Fatawu Safiu and Jordan Haynes also found the net.
  • Safiu was named to the USL Team of the Week on Tuesday as he helped lead WFC2 past his former club with a brilliant free kick.
  • WFC2 currently holds a two-point lead on Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at the top of the Western Conference as the lone remaining undefeated team in the league.

2016 Team leaders

  • Goals: Saint Louis FC – Irvin Herrera, 5; Vancouver – Kyle Greig 8
  • Assists: Saint Louis FC – Mike Ambersley, 3; Vancouver – Kadin Chung, Erik Hurtado, 2

Series notes

  • This is the first meeting between the teams.


  • REF: Dule Djurasevic
  • AR1: Christopher Slane
  • AR2: Shane Kennard
  • 4TH: Tom Kuczwara

Game hashtag:

  • #STLvVAN

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