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Saint Louis FC
Full name Saint Louis Football Club
Founded 2014
Stadium World Wide Technology Soccer Park
Fenton, Missouri
Owner SLSG Pro LLC
CEO Jim Kavanaugh
Head Coach Dale Schilly
League USL
2015 9th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season

Saint Louis FC is an American professional soccer team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The team was founded in May, 2014, and competes in the United Soccer League. The team's Major League Soccer affiliate is the Chicago Fire and plays at World Wide Technology Soccer Park.


SLSG Pro LLC was awarded the USL Pro franchise on May 1, 2014.[2] That same day, the club announced that they would play their home games at the 5,500 seat World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton, Missouri. Dale Schilly, the youth club director of St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club, was named head coach.[3] Saint Louis FC is owned and operated by SLSG PRO, affiliated with the large youth club St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club.

On June 2, 2014, it was announced that the club would be named Saint Louis Football Club.[4]

Former AC St. Louis player Mike Ambersley was the first player signed on January 13, 2015.[5]

On January 16, 2015 the team announced its MLS affiliation with the Chicago Fire.[6]

STLFC made its debut on March 28, 2015, losing to Louisville City 2–0.[7] Their first victory was against the Tulsa Roughnecks on April 2, 2015 by a 2–0 score. Jeremie Lynch scored their first ever goal in the 42nd minute.[8] Their home debut was a 1–1 draw at the Soccer Park against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on April 11, 2015 before a sellout crowd of 5,280.[9] The team's first home win came on May 9, 2015 with a goal by defender, Sam Fink.


The official supporters group of Saint Louis FC is the St. Louligans. The St. Louligans were founded in 2010 when several local soccer fan groups joined forces at AC St. Louis home games. These small groups eventually decided to create a new group to unite them all, and the St. Louligans were born. They have provided strong support for a number of Saint Louis area soccer teams, including: AC St. Louis, St. Louis Athletica, the St. Louis Lions, Illinois Piasa, Fire and Ice FC, and FC Bordo.[10]

Saint Louis FC is working very closely with the St. Louligans to encourage their support, and on July 9, 2014, the club awarded the Louligans with the first Saint Louis FC season ticket. The group has promised that for each home game, they will give a new fan the ticket as a way to encourage new fans to join the St. Louligans and support Saint Louis FC.[11]

The St. Louligans also have a smaller subgroup, the Louligan Ladies, who were founded in 2014 as a way to encourage more women to support soccer and join the St. Louligans.


The club conducted a fan vote to decide the team's crest.[4] The logo chosen includes a fleur-de-lis, which acts as the focal point of the logo and pays tribute to Saint Louis' French heritage. Also included in the logo is a reference to the year the city was founded, 1764, and 5 lines to represent the club's 5 core values: Unity, Humility, Passion, Respect, and Tradition.[12]


As of September 21, 2015
Season United Soccer League Play-offs US Open Cup Top Scorer
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pos Player Goals
2015 28 8 9 11 30 40 -10 33 9th Did not qualify 4R United States Bryan Gaul 6

Team roster[edit]

As of September 11, 2015. Sources: [13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Pais, MarkMark Pais      United States
2 Defender Dixon, RichardRichard Dixon      Jamaica
3 Defender Fink, SamSam Fink      United States
4 Defender Gasecki, OskarOskar Gasecki      Poland
5 Midfielder Ciesiulka, BryanBryan Ciesiulka      United States
6 Midfielder Maher, ParkerParker Maher      United States
7 Midfielder Hardware, JamielJamiel Hardware      Jamaica
8 Forward Gaul, BryanBryan Gaul      United States
9 Forward Lynch, JeremieJeremie Lynch      Jamaica
10 Midfielder Takada, KentaroKentaro Takada      Japan
11 Midfielder Renken, CharlesCharles Renken      United States
13 Defender Bibbs, NickNick Bibbs      United States
14 Defender Musa, JamesJames Musa      New Zealand
15 Forward Ambersley, MikeMike Ambersley      United States
16 Forward Roach, MikeMike Roach      United States
17 Midfielder Bushue, JacobJacob Bushue      United States
19 Forward Horton, AaronAaron Horton      United States
20 Midfielder Mathis, JackJack Mathis      United States
21 Defender Vandegriffe, ChadChad Vandegriffe      United States
23 Forward Roberts, JordanJordan Roberts      England
24 Midfielder Kelly, PeterPeter Kelly      United States
25 Midfielder Barklage, BrandonBrandon Barklage      United States
30 Goalkeeper Riggs, AlexAlex Riggs      United States


Source: [20]


  • United States Dale SchillyHead Coach
  • England Tim Leonard – Assistant Coach
  • United States Ralph Richards – Assistant Coach
  • United States Brian Jones – Goalkeeping Coach
  • United States Nick Caruso – Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • United States Nathan Burney – Athletic Trainer

Front office[edit]

  • Jim Kavanaugh – CEO
  • Tom Strunk – CFO
  • Rob Ebert – CLO
  • Patrick Barry – Executive Director
  • Jeremy Alumbaugh – General Manager
  • Giselle Paletta – Director of Sales
  • Andy Krus – Director of Finance
  • Tom Rodgers – Communications Manager

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Marshall Wireless Stadium". Saint Louis FC. April 19, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "USL PRO Announces St. Louis Expansion". United Soccer Leagues (USL). May 1, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pro Soccer Returning to St. Louis in 2015". Riverfront Times. May 2, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Saint Louis FC to Join USL Pro Next Season". Saint Louis CBS Local. June 4, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Saint Louis FC Announces Mike Ambersley as First Signing". Jason McAdams. Reckless Challange. January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Saint Louis FC Announces Fire as MLS Affiliate". January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ "STLFC loses inaugural game 2–0". Tom Timmermann. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 28, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Saint Louis FC Earns Historic First Win On Road". United Soccer League (USL). April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "St. Louis FC plays to draw in home debut". Joe Lyons. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 11, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "St. Louligans". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Saint Louis FC Awards First Season Ticket". Our Sports Central. July 10, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Pro Soccer in St. Louis". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Saint Louis FC". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Saint Louis FC". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Saint Louis FC". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Saint Louis FC". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Saint Louis FC". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Saint Louis FC". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Saint Louis FC". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved September 11, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Saint Louis FC". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 

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