After six seasons in the USL Championship, Saint Louis FC will fold at the end of the season.
In a statement, St. Louis FC chief financial officer Tom Strunk
financial impact made it "too difficult to continue operations."
The move comes a year after MLS announced it would add an expansion team in St. Louis. St. Louis City SC was slated to
begin play in 2022 but its launch was pushed back a year. Saint Louis FC CEO Jim Kavanaugh
is one of the owners of the new MLS team.
STLFC made the USL playoffs once in five
seasons. Its current record is 4-3-2 in the restructured USL Championship.
It plays at West Community Stadium -- the former Soccer Park that was home to numerous U.S. internationals in
the 1980s -- in Fenton. Current restrictions in St. Louis County prevent STLFC from playing before fans.