Blom wins man of the match against Minnesota

St. Louis City showcased their resilience as they overcame an early deficit to secure a 2-1 triumph on the road against Minnesota United.

The opening half remained goalless, but the game ignited in the 46th minute when Teemu Pukki converted a penalty kick to give Minnesota the lead.

However, St Louis City’s substitute forward, Joao Klauss, swiftly responded, heading in a cross from Jake Nerwinski to level the score.

The decisive moment arrived in the 73rd minute when Njabulo Blom, in a spectacular fashion, unleashed a powerful strike that clinched the victory for City SC.

This remarkable goal marked Blom’s first-ever in his professional career, making him the 17th different player for St Louis City to find the net this season in all competitions.

With this significant win, St Louis City equalled Los Angeles FC’s record of 16 victories, the most by an expansion team in their inaugural MLS season.

Klauss continued to shine, tallying three goals in the last four matches and contributing a total of 12 goals and assists this season (8 goals, 4 assists).

Meanwhile, Blom’s memorable goal not only opened his account for St Louis City but also marked the start of his professional scoring journey.

The goal by Blom made him the 16th unique goal scorer for St Louis City this season, matching Charlotte FC for the highest such total by an expansion team in their inaugural season.

City SC extended their unbeaten streak to four consecutive games, demonstrating their growing strength in the league.

Jake Nerwinski and Aziel Jackson also played crucial roles, with Nerwinski securing his second assist of the season, while Jackson notched his fourth assist, contributing to a total of five goal involvements (1 goal, 4 assists).

Remarkably, CITY SC recorded their fourth come-from-behind victory of the season, joining the ranks of Minnesota United FC in 2017 and LAFC in 2018 for the most such victories by an expansion team in MLS history (excluding the shootout era).

Furthermore, CITY SC has now achieved six road victories, trailing only behind LAFC’s seven, solidifying their position as one of the most successful expansion teams in terms of away wins in MLS history.

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