Key Dates


August 20: St. Louis is awarded an MLS expansion team, backed by the first majority-female ownership group in MLS history

October 31: CITY SC releases plans for a 22,500-seat, soccer-specific stadium in St. Louis’ Downtown West district


February: Construction begins on CITY SC’s stadium

July 17: MLS delays CITY SC’s inaugural season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, pushing it back from 2022 to 2023

August 13: “St. Louis CITY SC” revealed as the official name of St. Louis’ expansion side at a virtual event at Harris-Stowe State University. The club’s colors and crest, both designed with references to the city of St. Louis, are also officially introduced

August 17: Lutz Pfannenstiel named first-ever Sporting Director of CITY SC

September 17: CITY SC breaks the MLS 24-hour ticket deposit record in the first 15 minutes of putting tickets for sale, eventually receiving more than 60,000 deposits

November 25: Lutz Pfannenstiel hosts the first of three virtual town halls discussing CITY SC’s Academy, describing its structure, grassroots training approach, and focus on molding well-rounded individuals

December 11: Hasib Zulfic introduced as CITY’s first-ever eMLS player


March 4: CITY SC releases plans to develop a campus in the immediate vicinity of the stadium to house a state-of-the-art training facility, fan pavilion, team store, and club headquarters

March 31: Purina announced as CITY SC’s first founding partner and kit sponsor

July 14: Together Credit Union announced as the official banking partner of CITY SC

August 11: CITY SC’s inaugural U-16 and U-17 rosters are finalized

August 27: CITY SC’s U-17 team plays in the organization’s first official match, scoring a 4-3 victory over Chicago Fire FC U-17

September 23: CITY SC collaborates with myriad local organization to install the first outdoor futsal court in the City of St. Louis, located in Marquette Park

October 1: John Hackworth named Director of Coaching

October 15: CITY SC reveals that a public art monument commemorating the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood, created by St. Louis artist Damon Davis, will be installed along the Brickline Greenway


January 5: Bradley Carnell becomes first head coach of CITY SC

February 1: CITY SC signs Bosnian National Team left-back Selmir Pidro, making him the first player signed to the club’s first team

February 7: CITY SC unveils their CITY2 roster ahead of the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro season

February 25: CITY SC partners with the Gateway Region YMCA to offer reduced-cost soccer programming to under-resourced youth across the St. Louis area

March 3: CITY SC signs forward João Klauss, making him the club’s first-ever Designated Player

March 10: Dale Schilly brought on as Academy Director 

March 24: CITY2 competes in the inaugural MLS Next Pro match, beating Rochester New York FC 2-0 in a sold-out match at Robert R. Hermann Stadium on St. Louis University’s campus

April 2: CITY SC launches CITY Futures, a program led by Sascha Bauer designed to bring free, multi-level, high-quality soccer instruction to youth around the St. Louis region

May 12: Anheuser-Busch announced as a founding partner and official beer sponsor of CITY SC

July 19: Lou Fusz Automotive Network announced as CITY SC’s official automotive partner

August 19: CITY SC expands its Academy, adding U-14, U-15, and U-21 teams to pair with its U-16 and U-17 teams and create a comprehensive professional pathway to MLS

September 15: BJC Healthcare and Washington University Orthopedics announced as founding partners, with BJC becoming the club’s official medical services provider and WashU Orthopedics as the club’s official team physicians.

October 2: CITY2 wins inaugural MLS NEXT Pro Western Conference, defeating Tacoma Defiance 2-1

October 21: CITY SC sells out of season tickets for inaugural 2023 season 

October 25: CITY SC renames stadium “CITYPARK” after restructuring partnership with partner and previous stadium-namesake Centene Corporation.

November 7: CITY SC acquires midfielder Aziel Jackson from Minnesota United FC, marking the first trade in the club’s history.

November 11: CITY SC makes its selections in the 2022 Expansion Draft, selecting forward Nicholas Gioacchini, midfielder Indiana Vassilev, defender Jonathan Bell, defender John Nelson, and forward Jake La Cava.

November 16: CITY SC officially unveils their home kit for their inaugural season

November 16: CITY 2 plays Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the inaugural event at CITYPARK 

December 13: Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers announced as CITY SC’s official tire retailer and auto service partner

December 19: Schnucks Markets, Inc. announced as CITY SC’s Proud Grocery Partner and sponsor of Player Pals

December 21: After trading down from the first overall pick, CITY SC selects midfielders Owen O’Malley (9th overall) and John Klein (30th overall) in the 2022 SuperDraft


January 5: CITY SC releases their inaugural pre-season schedule

January 9: Caden Glover signed as CITY SC’s first-ever Homegrown

January 10: CITY SC announces that John Hackworth, John Miglarese, Elvir Kafedžić, Alex Langer and Jarryd Phillips will join head coach Bradley Carnell’s technical staff for inaugural season.

January 11: Hoffman Brothers announced as official home services provider of CITY SC

January 11: CITY SC holds first official training session

January 19: University of Missouri-St. Louis becomes official higher education partner and official university partner of CITY SC

January 24: CITY SC faces Philadelphia Union in first-ever preseason match

January 28: CITY SC win first-ever preseason match, beating Inter Miami CF 4-0

February 7: “Our CITY” sustainability initiative revealed, a program designed to make CITYPARK a zero-waste stadium with emphases on recycling, composting, efficient energy usage, donating food and eliminating single-use plastics.

February 17: Away kit is officially unveiled, its design inspired by the Gateway Arch

February 19: Pillars of the Valley dedication event held

February 20: Roman Bürki and Tim Parker become CITY SC’s first-ever captain and vice captain, respectively

February 25: CITY SC prevail 3-2 over Austin FC in the club’s inaugural match, becoming just the fifth expansion team to do so and just the third to do so on the road

February 25: Tim Parker heads in a corner kick to score the first goal in CITY SC’s history

February 27: World Wide Technology announced as founding partner and official technology partner of the club

March 4: CITY SC beat Charlotte FC 3-1 in the club’s first-ever home match, becoming the fourth club in MLS history to win each of their first two matches