North Texas SC scores four second-half goals to win fifth game in a row

Frisco -  North Texas SC wins its fifth game in a row to remain in first place in USL League One

  • Brothers Arturo and David Rodriguez start together for the first time in USL League One
  • Tanner Tessmann and Johan Gomez scored their first professional goals
  • North Texas SC goes on the road next weekend to face Lansing Ignite in second away game of the season

Game Summary:
First Half:

  • 3’ Oscar Romero had a great opportunity with a header from an Arturo Rodriguez free kick but it went just wide.
  • 11’ – Arturo Rodriguez forced a save from Juliano Chade after good counterattack buildup from Johan Gomez.
  • 23’– Orlando forced a save from goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck after some good work on the end-line to create the opportunity
  • 29’ – Kyle Zobeck made an important save at his near-post to keep the score 0-0.
  • 31’ – William Bagrou had a great chance for Orlando after turning Alfusainey Jatta in the box but his shot went just wide of the far-post.
  • 43’ – David Rodriguez intercepted a wayward pass from Orlando and attempted a long-range effort that went just wide.

Second Half:

  • 48’ – William Bagrou opened the scoring for Orlando City B with an easy tap in off a rebound after Kyle Zobeck made the initial save.
  • 69’ – Tanner Tessmann scored North Texas SC’s equalizer on a stunner within the box.
  • 77’ – North Texas SC took the lead with a well-placed shot from Johan Gomez.
  • 86’ – Arturo Rodriguez increased the home team lead on a calmly taken penalty after Ronaldo Damus was fouled in the box.
  • 88’ – North Texas SC extended its lead after a cheeky goal by Ronaldo Damus after an Arturo Rodriguez cutback pass.


North Texas SC — Kyle Zobeck; Kevin Bonilla, Callum Montgomery, Alfusainey Jatta, Bryan Reynolds; Imanol Almaguer, Tanner Tessmann, David Rodriguez (Ronaldo Damus – 57’); Oscar Romero (Bicou Bissainthe – 82’), Johan Gomez (Cesar Murillo – 90’), Arturo Rodriguez.

Substitutes not used — Carlos Avilez, Hector Montalvo.

Orlando City B — Juliano Chade; Leonardo Simas, Randy Mendoza, Matheus Silva, Nathan Simeon; Austin Amer, Sergio Costabileelia, Rafael Santos; Thiago Desouza, William Bagrou (Jordan Bender – 53’), Moises Tablante (Luc Granitur – 58’).

Substitutes not used — Christian Herrera, Jordan Hill, Tresor Mbuyu, Christophe Osei-Wusu, Steven Hernandez.

Scoring Summary:

ORL: William Bagrou – 48’
NTSC: Tanner Tessmann (Oscar Romero) – 69’
NTSC: Johan Gomez (Arturo Rodriguez) – 77’
NTSC: Arturo Rodriguez (penalty) – 87’
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus (Arturo Rodriguez) – 88’

Misconduct Summary:
ORL:  Leonardo Simas (caution) – 32’
NTSC: Johan Gomez (caution) – 38’
ORL:  Nathan Simeon (caution) – 90+3’

Weather: Cloudy, 57

Attendance: 1,344

Referee: Reyna Fonseca
Assistant Referee: Matt Trotter
Assistant Referee: John Dearmond
4th Official: Andy Sumrow