Major League Soccer

St. Louis CITY SC sign Tomáš Ostrák from 1. FC Köln

Lizzy Becherano
St. Louis CITY SC sign Tomas Osrtak ahead of 2023 debut
St. Louis CITY SC sign Tomas Osrtak ahead of 2023 debut / Ira L. Black - Corbis/GettyImages

Major League Soccer expansion team St. Louis CITY SC have signed  Czech Republic youth international midfielder Tomáš Ostrák ahead of their 2023 debut. 

Ostrák is set to arrive in July 2022 after concluding the Bundesliga season with his current club, 1. FC Köln. He joins on a four-year deal.

“Tomáš has the talent and characteristics despite his young age to be an important figure in our team,” sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel said in a release. “He’s a creative player, with incredible technical ability, but most importantly he knows our playing style. 

“His ability to create chances and his work ethic off the ball will add another dynamic to our team and make him a significant threat in our attack. We’re excited to have him join St. Louis CITY and we know the fans will love his attitude and winning mentality."

Ostrák has made five appearances for 1. FC Köln across league and cup competitions after representing TSV Hartberg in the Austrian Bundesliga and MFK Karviná.

Internationally, Ostrák has featured for the Under-17 to Under-21 levels for the Czech Republic.

“We are thrilled to have Tomáš in St. Louis,” head coach Bradley Carnell said in a release. “He is a young player with a lot of experience already, and so we are looking forward to helping him reach his full potential.”

Ostrák stands as St. Louis CITY’s second player ahead of their debut campaign, after they signing Bosnian national team left back Selmir Pidro in February.