A new opponent comes to town this evening, as the Orange County Blues host Saint Louis FC at Anteater Stadium in Irvine (7 pm PT). Saint Louis, in the Eastern Conference last year, their debut season, did not play OC, but they are in the vast Western Conference this year and are in the midst of their first-ever West Coast road swing.
Both teams enter the match seeking their first wins of the season, with the Blues losing their opener last week at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and Saint Louis already dropping a pair, last weekend to Real Monarchs SLC and on Wednesday to LA Galaxy II. Something has to give, and points will be distributed one way or the other (perhaps both!) in this game.
One bright spot for the Blues is that Trevin Caesar should be back and available for selection to make his debut for the club, after he was away last week on international duty with Trinidad & Tobago. It's unclear if Caesar will get the start this evening, but one figures he'll at least get some minutes off the bench, and his attacking prowess could make the difference in this match.
Tale of the Tape:
OC Blues: 0 points (0-1-0), 12th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: -1 (0/1); Last match: L
Saint Louis FC: 0 points (0-2-0), 15th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: -4 (0/4): Last two matches: L-L
How to Watch OC Blues vs. Saint Louis FC: Kickoff is at 7 pm PT at Anteater Stadium in Irvine. If you can't go to the game, you can also watch on YouTube, live and on demand. Here's the stream:
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