ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Saint Louis FC and KPLR 11, Tribune Broadcasting’s St. Louis CW affiliate, jointly announced today a renewed broadcast partnership. KPLR 11 will be the local home for ten (10) Saint Louis FC matches throughout the 2018 USL regular season. All broadcasts will be away matches at the following dates and times:
March 16 – 7:30 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at Rio Grande Valley FC
March 24 – 7:30 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at San Antonio FC
April 21 – 7:00 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at OKC Energy FC
May 12 – 9:00 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at Orange County SC
May 26 – 7:00 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
June 9 – 7:30 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at Tulsa Roughnecks FC
June 23 – 10:00 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at Sacramento Republic FC
July 7 – 10:00 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at Las Vegas Lights FC
July 28 – 9:30 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at Reno 1868 FC
September 29 – 8:00 p.m. CT – Saint Louis FC at Phoenix Rising FC
“We are excited to continue our partnership with KPLR 11 in 2018 by airing 10 away matches,” said STLFC President, Patrick Barry. “Bringing away matches to homes, restaurants, and bars throughout the St. Louis area is an important part of our long-term plan for the club. Our passionate fan base deserves greater access to away matches and this partnership makes that possible.”
“We’re thrilled to continue local television broadcasts of Saint Louis FC soccer in St. Louis,” said Kurt Krueger, VP/Station Manager/Director of Sales, FOX 2 & KPLR 11. “The rich history of local sports on KPLR 11, combined with the popularity of soccer in St. Louis creates a win for everyone,” added Krueger.
Saint Louis FC is beginning its fourth season in the United Soccer League (USL) and will compete in the Western Conference against 16 other clubs. The team is managed by Head Coach Anthony Pulis who joins the club after managing Orlando City B for the past two seasons. The team has played six preseason games against a mix of amateur, college, and professional teams with an undefeated 4-0-2 record and 30 goals scored with only five goals conceded.
KPLR 11 The CW is St. Louis’ CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. For additional information, visit KPLR-TV’s website at www.kplr11.com.
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