How To Watch and Match Preview: St. Louis City vs. Real Salt Lake - MLS - 02/24/2024

Expectations, Stories, and Challenges in the Opening of the 2024 Season

Houston Dynamo v St Louis City
Houston Dynamo v St Louis City / Bill Barrett/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Next Saturday, the spotlight of Major League Soccer (MLS) will be on the showdown between St. Louis CITY SC and Real Salt Lake. With the stage set at CITYPARK in St. Louis, the clash marks not only the beginning of the 2024 season but also an opportunity for fans to witness the unfolding of two distinct journeys in pursuit of glory in soccer.

With an exciting start in the CONCACAF Champions Cup, St. Louis CITY SC takes the field buoyed by the recent victory over the Houston Dynamo. The local team concluded the match with a display of grit and technique, culminating in the winning goal scored by Hosei Kijima in the final moments of the game. This victory not only represents a milestone in the club's history but also poses a challenge to MLS opponents: St. Louis is ready to compete at a high level.

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The journey thus far has been marked by historic moments. From the explosive debut in the previous season, where CITY SC set a record by winning five consecutive matches, to the individual performances of players like Tim Parker and Hosei Kijima, the St. Louis team demonstrates an unwavering determination to make their mark on the North American soccer scene.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the field, Real Salt Lake seeks to overturn the setback suffered in the opener against Inter Miami. After an impressive streak of 14 undefeated season openers in the MLS, the Salt Lake City team now faces the challenge of regaining momentum and recovering the impetus that characterized them over the years.

The showdown promises to be a battle of epic proportions. The rivalry between the teams, evidenced by the split results in the previous season, adds an extra element of tension and excitement to the game. Fans can expect a match full of twists and turns, thrilling plays, and above all, a spectacle of high-level soccer.

For those unable to attend the stadium, the game will be available for streaming through the MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. Additionally, radio enthusiasts can follow the narration of the events through partner stations KYKY Y98.1 FM (in English) and KXOK 102.9 FM (in Spanish), ensuring that no one misses a single moment of this exciting season opener.