On April 17th, Jen and I went with the Marcantels and their friend Pat to the first ever AC St. Louis game down at Soccer Park in Fenton. AC STL are an expansion team in the USSF Division 2 pro soccer league, and their first game attracted 6,500 rabid soccer enthusiasts. The most rabid are a group of supporters called the United Knights who dress all in black and keep the noise level and crowd enthusiasm up all game. It was almost enough to make you forget you are chilling by the banks of the Meramec.
The game was entertaining as well. Some suspect goaltending on behalf of the good guys led to a 2-1 loss, but Kenny and I liked it so much we became season ticket holders. The second home game was just this past weekend, and Kenny and I bore witness to AC STL’s first win ever. It was awesome. Looking forward to some good soccer here in town for years to come.