Charlotte, NC – Saint Louis FC suffered a 5-1 loss away to the Charlotte Independence in front of 1,637 in Week 16 of the USL Regular Season. The team will return home to face the first-placed Charleston Battery on Saturday, July 15th at 7:30 pm CT.
The second half saw Saint Louis FC get back into the game with a goal from Guzman at the near post following Matt Sheldon’s cross from the right in the 57th minute. Charlotte would soon respond, however, as Sheldon took down Callum Ross in the box to award Charlotte a penalty kick. Herrera stepped up and buried the penalty in the 61st minute to complete the first Charlotte Independence hat trick in club history. Herrera then turned provider in the 78th minute as his free kick found the head of club captain Duckett to make the score 5-1. Saint Louis FC would finish the game with 10-men as second-half substitute Emir Alihodzic was shown a straight red card in the 84th minute for violent conduct.