2023 Season

Match Preview: North Texas SC Hosts Colorado Rapids 2

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FRISCO, Texas – North Texas SC hosts Colorado Rapids 2 on Thursday, May 25 at 7:30PM CT at Choctaw Stadium. Here’s everything you need to know before the game.

How to WatchThursday’s game will kick off at 7:33PM CT on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Justin Gallanty will be on the call for the broadcast.

Match Overview
NTX Record:
 4-4-2 (14 points – 7th in West)
COL record: 7-0-1 (22 points – 1st in West)
NTX vs. COL all-time: 2-1-1 (9 GF, 7 GA)


Goals Galore

North Texas SC enters the match on the back of a 3-3 draw with Houston Dynamo 2, losing the extra point shootout 6-5. The three goals scored represent the second time in the last three games that the club has scored at least three goals. The team scored four goals in a 4-1 win over St. Louis CITY2. The rampant goalscoring form can be attributed to the positive goal distribution throughout the team. So far this season, North Texas has seen seven different players score for the club. The strong goal distribution shows the versatility of the team, not needing to rely solely on the attacking players to get the job done. The club looks to continue its hearty goal scoring form in the upcoming match.

Player to Watch

Last match, midfielder Diego Hernandez scored what looked to be the game-winning goal in an eventual 3-3 draw with Houston Dynamo 2. Hernandez wasted no time making an impact, coming into the game during the 73rd minute and scoring just nine minutes later in the 82nd minute. The goal represents the now 18-year-old’s first as a professional, having debuted at age 15 which made him the youngest player in North Texas SC history. Hernandez has played in six games this season, starting in two and playing a total of 180 minutes. Though appearing mostly as a substitute, the timeliness of the goal speaks to the young midfielder’s strong mentality and suggests that he can continue to make an impact the rest of the season.

Get to Know Colorado Rapids 2

Colorado Rapids 2 come into the match on the back of a 1-0 victory over Austin FC. Led by head coach Erik Bushey, the team is currently sitting in first position in the Western Conference with 22 points through eight matches. The club has been a force this season, winning seven out of their eight total games with only one draw. Rapids 2 has been an offensive juggernaut this season, averaging a league-leading 2.75 goals per game. A large amount of the team’s success can be attributed to midfielder Yosuke Hanya who’s scored a league-high seven goals in seven starts. The Japanese midfielder also leads the league in total goal contributions with nine.

Parking Information

There are two options for parking at Choctaw Stadium: parking lots E and L. Fans are encouraged to purchase a prepaid parking ticket as day of game parking prices vary on events happening within the district. If fans purchase a prepaid parking ticket, they are to park in Lot L. Parking lots open 90 minutes prior to kick off. For more information visit our FAQ page located here.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased through the AXS app or in person at Choctaw Stadium. Fans can also purchase tickets online. Fans may purchase either general admission tickets for $20 or field level seats for $40.