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FENTON, Mo. – Toyota Stadium - Saint Louis is turning into quite the fortress for Saint Louis FC this season, as the team has now recorded seven points from three home games after topping LA Galaxy II 1-0 in front of 4,006 fans on Saturday evening. Joey Calistri scored the game-winning goal 19 seconds into the second half, heading the ball by Los Dos goalkeeper Eric Lopez following an inch-perfect cross to the back post by Jonathan Barden. Both sides had multiple opportunities to score in the first half, with Ariel Lassiter’s long-range chip attempt that hit the crossbar in the 27th minute serving as one of the best chances for both sides. LA pushed for an equalizer but could not find it after Calistri’s goal in the 46th minute, and it was Saint Louis which had the best chance to convert late on, as Tony Rocha’s blast on frame in the 85th minute was spectacularly saved by Los Dos’ Lopez. With the result, Saint Louis improves to 2-1-2, while LA falls to 0-4-2 this year.
46’ – STL – Joey Calistri (Jonathan Barden)
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USLSoccer.com Man of the Match
Joey Calistri, Saint Louis FC – The forward scored the game-winning goal to give Saint Louis its second home win of the season.
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