So this is a rumor that's been making the rounds for a while now. Rumor has been that the Wizards were planning on hosting one of their "home" SuperLiga games in St. Louis at Hermann Stadium on the SLU campus. Now there is confirmation of that rumor from a news source, the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Tom Timmermann says that while the deal has not been finalized, it looks like it could be confirmed as early as tomorrow. The game would take place June 21st against a yet to be determined Mexican league team. This is a different version than the last rumor on this I'd heard, which was that the game in St. Louis would be against New England, not a team from Mexico. The reason given for the move is because the T-Bones are at home that day for a league game.
As someone who has been waiting for the return of a competitive international game between the Wizards and a foreign club to return to KC, this is very disappointing. I'm greedy and selfish, I want these games to be in KC because I think the KC fans deserve to have these games in KC. The main argument against my line of thinking is that this game is only about 3 hours away for KC fans. Still how many St. Louis fans regularly come to KC for games? So how likely is it for KC fans to make the trek across the state for a SuperLiga game? I'm not happy about this idea at all, especially the idea of it being one of the Mexican league games. The rumor of it being New England didn't bother me as much because I've seen New England play plenty of times. And with guys like Taylor Twellman and Steve Ralston both from that side of the state and on New England's roster it made sense to have that game there. But to move a game against one of the Mexican league teams sucks.