North Texas SC begins its title defense with three points at Globe Life Park
Arlington, Texas (July 25, 2020) - USL League One Golden Boot winner Ronaldo Damus and 17-year-old debutant Beni Redzic score to lift the defending champions North Texas SC over Forward Madison FC in 2020 season opener.
- 11’ – Beni Redzic scored the first goal of the year for North Texas SC with his first-ever professional goal.
- 34’ – Ronaldo Damus attempted a long range effort from outside the box that went a few inches wide left of the goal.
- 59’ – Ronaldo Damus scored his first goal of the year after the ball rolled into his path after a defensive mistake.
- 72’ – Redzic’s free kick is saved by the Madison goalkeeper and goes out for a corner kick.
- 82 – Alex Bruce sent volley goes over the Madison goal.
- 90’ – David Rodriguez attempted a left footed shot inside of the box that was saved by a diving Philipp Marceta in goal.
North Texas SC — Luis Zamudio, Derek Waldeck, Lamar Batista, Grady Easton, Justin Che; Alisson dos Santos, Juan Alvarez (Gibran Rayo – 72’), David Rodriguez (Diego Hernandez – 90’ + 5’); Beni Redzic (Collin Smith – 90’ +1’), Alex Bruce, Ronaldo Damus
Substitutes not used — Carlos Avilez, Pedro Alves
Forward Madison FC — Philipp Merceta; Christian Diaz, Connor Tobin, Jiro Toyama, Jalen Crisler (Jamael Cox – 63’); Eric Leonard, Gustavo Fernandez (Eli Lockaby – 89’), J.C. Banks; Paulo Jr.(Alex Monis – 74’), Don Smart (Louis Bennet –74’), Wojciech Wojcik
Substitutes not used — Chris Brady, Carl Schneider, Allan Rodriguez
NTX: Beni Redzic (Batista) — 11’
MAD: Wojciech Wojcik (Paulo Jr.) — 30’
NTX: Ronaldo Damusi (Che) — 59’
NTX: Alisson dos Santos (Caution) — 63’
MAD: Louis Bennet (Caution) — 78’
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 90℉
Referee: Matthew Corrigan
Assistant Referees: Kevin Lock, Ken Mizuno
4th Official: Brandon Gardner