AC ST. LOUIS DRAW PUERTO RICO 1-1
ST. LOUIS, MO (August 20, 2010) – AC St. Louis, playing in the USSF Division-2 Professional League, tied the Puerto Rico Islanders 1-1 Friday evening at The Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park in front of 2,241 fans. St. Louis raises their record to 5-11-7, as they concluded their five-game home stand.
Puerto Rico hopped on the board in the 18th minute when Nicholas Adderly took advantage of an AC St. Louis turnover in their own end. Adderly easily got onto the ball at the 18-yard box before taking two touches and slotting his shot past an outstretched Alec Dufty.
AC St. Louis tied the game just before halftime when Puerto Rico defender Marco Velez fouled John Lesko inside the penalty area on a corner kick. Lesko was at the back post waiting for Luke Kreamalmeyer’s deep corner to reach him when Velez collided with him, denying the AC defender any chance to make a play on the ball. Referee Tyler Ploeger awarded the penalty, which Mike Ambersley converted for his seventh goal of the year.
AC St. Louis nearly took the lead in the 59th minute when Brad Stisser fed Mike Ambersley for a break away opportunity. Amberlsey dribbled in from 30 yards only to have his shot denied by Islander keeper Bill Gaudette with a terrific kick save. The shot produced a long rebound which Luke Kreamalmeyer collected before slipping a pass to his right for Brad Stisser who fired high over the bar.
Late in the second half the match was suspended due to lightning in the area. After a one hour and ten minutes the decision was taken to abandon the match in the 82nd minute.
AC St. Louis’ next home match is on Sunday afternoon, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. against Miami FC. Tickets are still available and can be obtained by calling 1-888-STL-GOAL, or by visiting www.ac-stlouis.com.
AC St. Louis v. Puerto Rico Islanders – U.S.S.F Division II Pro League
August 20, 2010 – The Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park, St. Louis, Missouri
PR 4th Adderly (un-assisted)
STL 42nd Ambersley (penalty kick)
STL: Dufty; Bloom, Lesko, Velten, Gauchinho; Kreamalmeyer, Videira, Cole, Salvaggione; Ambersley, Cosgriff
PR: Gaudette; Velez, Rivera, Martinez, Horst; Salem, Gbandi, Delgado, Daniel; Fana, Adderly
STL 52 minute Stisser for Cosgriff
PR 63 minute Hansen for Gbandi
PR 68 minute Emory for Salem
STL 70 minute Gil for Videira
PR 73 minute Foley for Delgado
PR 77 minute Villaroel for Rivera
STL 4th minute Yellowcard – Velten
Total Shots: 7 7
Shots on Goal: 2 1
Saves: 1 2
Fouls: 15 9
Corners: 6 4
Offsides: 1 0
ABOUT AC ST. LOUIS
AC St. Louis will play its first year of professional soccer in the USSF Division 2 Pro League in 2010. The team was formally launched in November of 2009. AC St. Louis will play their home games at The Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park in suburban St. Louis. Season tickets and group tickets for AC St. Louis are currently on sale. For information call 1-888-STL-GOAL.