5.22.21 NTX recap

The club returns home for a rematch with Toronto FC II on May 29

Casa Grande, Ariz. (May 22, 2021) - North Texas SC falls 2-1 on the road to Toronto FC II despite Thibaut Jacquel’s first-half goal Saturday night at Grande Sports World. 

Game Summary
First Half:

  • 25’ – Alejandro Viniegra cut in from the left wing but his near-post shot went wide of the mark. 
  • 26’ – Toronto’s Kobe Franklin attempted a shot from distance but it ended up well over Richard Sanchez’s goal. 
  • 38’ – Mehdi Essoussi won a header from a corner but his effort went wide of the far post.
  • 40’ – Alisson drove forward from midfield but his shot from distance missed the target. 
  • 45’ + 1’ –  Garrett McLaughlin converted from the penalty kick spot to give Toronto the 1-0 lead.
  • 45’ + 4’ – Thibaut Jacquel’s penalty kick sent the Toronto goalkeeper the wrong way to level the match at 1-1.

Second Half:

  • 47’ – Gibran Rayo linked up with Imanol Almaguer outside of the box but his shot was saved by the goalkeeper. 
  • 52’ – McLaughlin ran through on goal and finished with a volley to give Toronto a 2-1 lead.
  • 58’ – Bernard Kamungo cut in from the right wing and beat his defender but his shot was inches wide of the far post.
  • 76’ – Jacquel attempted a shot on goal from a free kick just outside the box but his effort was tipped over the bar by Caleb Patterson-Sewell. 


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

Substitutes not used — Antonio Carrera, Rickson van Hees

Toronto FC II  — Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Themi Antonoglou (Antonio Carlin), Nyal Higgins, Kevin Politz, Kobe Franklin, Steffen Yeates, Mehdi Essoussi, Luca Petrasso, Enric Bernat (Antony Curic), Garrett McLaughlin (Hugo Mbongue), Kosi Thompson (Jon-Talen Maples)

Substitutes not used — Rohan Goulbourne, Andreas Vaikla, Julian Altobelli

Scoring Summary:
TOR: Garrett McLaughlin – 45’ + 1’
NTX: Thibaut Jacquel – 45’ + 4’
TOR: Garrett McLaughlin (Themi Antonoglou) – 51’

Misconduct Summary:
Alisson (Caution) — 65’
TOR: Steffen Yeates (Caution) — 67’
NTX: Alex Bruce (Caution) — 88’
TOR: Hugo Mbongue (Caution) — 89’

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 77℉

Referee: Isaiah Vlad
Assistant Referees: Noah Kenyawani, Nicholas Gastelum
4th Official: Alan Rios