5.29 NTX TX DLv2

North Texas SC sets its Globe Life Park attendance record at 2,212 

Arlington, Texas - (May 29, 2021) - North Texas SC earns a point after a 1-1 draw  with Toronto FC II thanks to Alex Bruce’s late equalizing goal at Globe Life Park Saturday afternoon.

Game Summary
First Half:

  • 4’ – Defender Juan Parra managed to connect with Kazu’s free kick but his header was over the bar. 
  • 16’ – Toronto’s Garrett McLaughlin latched onto a deep cross and his header was just wide of Richard Sanchez’s goal.
  • 20’ – Alejandro and Gibran Rayo combined on the left wing but Rayo’s shot from a tight angle was saved.
  • 44’ – Collin Smith cut in from the left wing but his shot from distance went well over the bar.

Second Half:

  • 50’ – Thibaut Jacquel settled the ball in Toronto’s box and found Rayo whose shot was over the goal. 
  • 55’ – Garrett McLaughlin found space in the box and his header cannoned off the crossbar.
  • 65’ – Allison won the header from a corner but Toronto’s Andreas Vaikla was equal to it and made the diving save.
  • 88’ – Juan Parra connected with Kazu’s cross and his shot was parried by Vaikla and trickled wide of the far post.
  • 90+6’ – Forward Alex Bruce collected the ball in the box and forced his way passed a defender to squeeze the ball into the net to save a point for North Texas SC.


North Texas SC — Richard Sánchez; Kazu, Juan Parra, Caiser Gomes, Alisson (Derek Waldeck - 65’); Michael Maldonado, Ale Santana, Jorge Almaguer; Collin Smith (Hope Avayevu - 65’), Gibran Rayo, Thibaut Jacquel (Alex Bruce - 65’)

Substitutes not used — Marcos Cortez, Rio Ramirez

Toronto FC II  — Andreas Vaikla; Rohan Goulbourne, Jon-Talen Maples, Antony Curic, Kobe Franklin; Mehdi Essoussi, Kosi Thompson, Antonio Carlini, Enric Bernat, Garrett McLaughlin, Julian Altobelli

Substitutes not used — Themi Antonoglou, Luca Petrasso, Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Hugo Mbongue, Paul Rothrock, Nyal Higgins, Steffen Yeates

Scoring Summary:
TOR: Garrett McLaughlin – 57’
NTX: Alex Brice – 90’ + 6’

Misconduct Summary:
Gibran Rayo (Caution) — 20’
NTX: Alisson (Caution) — 57’
NTX: Michael Maldonado (Caution) — 80’
TOR: Rohan Goulbournei (Caution) — 57’
TOR: Mehdi Essoussi (Caution) — 67’

Weather: Sunny, 82℉

Attendance: 2,212 (club record at Globe Life Park)

Referee: Gerald Flores
Assistant Referees: Jacob Larson, Carlos de Dios
4th Official: Jason Guillen