The Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bundesliga team is on a five-day tour in the USA from 13 to 18 November. The Werkself have a friendly in the city of St. Louis in the state of Missouri against newcomers to the Major League Soccer (MLS) St. Louis CITY Soccer Club, and the match is also the opening event at the brand new CITYPARK Stadium (Kick-off: 16 November, 19.00 local time/ 02.00 CET, 17 November). Similar to the #Bayer04MexicoTour in the spring, Bayer AG act as the local partner of Bayer 04 on the Bayer 04 USA tour, as St. Louis has been the headquarters of the agrochemical division of Bayer since 2018. During the stay, a number of events with employees have been arranged plus participation in community projects and a cultural programme.

Bayer 04 joins the Werkself on tour and  reports all the highlights in situ. You can find all the information on the #Bayer04USATour on this page.


Bayer 04 - 19.11.2022

#Bayer04USATour – Day 6: Farewell to St. Louis

The #Bayer04USATour 2022 is over. The last group of the Bayer 04 delegation headed home to Germany on Friday after watching the St. Louis Blues NHL match on Thursday evening. The Werkself now have a two-week break from training.

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Bayer 04 - 18.11.2022

#Bayer04USATour – Day 5: Werkself visit Ranken Jordan hospital

The penultimate day of the #Bayer04USATour 2022 began with an emotional visit to the Ranken Jordan paediatric hospital. For several of the Werkself players it was the last part of the USA trip before saying farewell and setting off to the airport to start a well-deserved holiday. For the other part of the Bayer 04 group there was an absolute highlight in the evening with a visit to an NHL game.

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Bayer 04 - 17.11.2022

#Bayer04USATour – Werkself win inaugural match at CITYPARK Stadium in St. Louis

The Werkself beat St Louis CITY SC 3-0 in the friendly in the USA. In the first match in the newly built CITYPARK Stadium of the future MLS club, filled to capacity with a crowd of 22,500, Callum Hudson-Odoi scored the opener (36'), Adam Hlozek netted a brace (44', 51') to round off the scoring.

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Bayer 04 - 17.11.2022

#Bayer04USATour – Day 4: Brian explores St. Louis

Day 04 of the #Bayer04USATour was all about the friendly against St. Louis CITY SC: The Werkself beat the future MLS club 3-0 on Wednesday evening local time. The Black and Red group visited the landmark of the city in the morning: The Arch. The Bayer 04 players then went on to prepare for the match while Brian the Lion investigated the charming nooks and crannies of St. Louis.

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Bayer 04 - 16.11.2022

From Bayer 04 Youth teams to St. Louis: Max Schneider interview

After coming through the ranks at the Kurtekotten Performance Centre and the first training sessions with the Werkself. including appearances in friendly matches, Max Schneider decided to move to the USA after his Abitur exams in 2019 to follow his ambitions as a professional footballer as well as continuing to study psychology. After three successful years in the college team at Marshall University (West Virginia) the 22-year-old joined St Louis CITY SC in the spring of 2022. Schneider is currently playing for the reserves in the MLS Next Pro league.

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