2023 Season

MATCH PREVIEW: North Texas SC Hosts Colorado Rapids 2 | 9.2.23

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FRISCO, Texas – North Texas SC hosts Rapids 2, Sunday September 3 at 8:30PM CT at Choctaw Stadium. Here is everything you need to know before the game.

How to Watch
Friday’s game will kick off at 8:33PM CT on MLS Season Pass on MLSNEXTPro.com. Matt Pederson will be on the call for the broadcast.

Match Overview
NTX Record:
 7-10-8 (30 points – 11th in West)
COL record: 15-4-5 (54 points – 1st in West)
NTX vs. COL all-time: 2-1-2 (12 GF, 10 GA)


Pushing Forward

North Texas SC return home after picking up a major win on the road against the current 9th seed in the Western Conference, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2. North Texas controlled the game retaining 64% possession throughout and completing 506 total passes. Even with all the control, it was a tightly contested game until the breakthrough came with a José Mulatosolo goal in the 82nd minute. Mulato’s goal was not only significant for himself (team high eight goals this season) but also for North Texas who’s playoff hopes were kept alive after defeating a higher seeded opponent. Goalkeeper Antonio Carrera also had a standout performance against Whitecaps FC 2, registering a game and career high 10 saves en route to his third shutout of the season for North Texas. North Texas SC will need all hands on deck in their upcoming match as they take on the number one seeded Colorado Rapids 2.

Player to Watch

Last match forward José Mulato recorded his team-high eighth goal this season in an eventual 1-0 victory on the road over Tacoma Defiance. The individual goal scored in the 82nd minute of the last game serves as Mulato’s 11th goal contribution which is by far the most on the team. Mulato has been one of North Texas’ standout players, averaging .57 goals per 90 minutes despite only playing in 17 out of 25 games so far. All eight of the Colombian forward’s goals have come through the run of play and were scored inside the 18 yard box. Mulato’s impact can’t be understated as North Texas is unbeaten in 5 out of the 6 games he’s scored in. The young forward looks to continue making an impact in the upcoming match against Rapids 2. 

Get to Know Colorado Rapids 2

Colorado Rapids 2 is coming into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC II, in which they won the penalty kick shootout . Led by head coach Erik Bushey, the team is currently sitting in first position in the Western Conference with 54 points through 24 matches. Throughout the season, Rapids 2 have been very consistent and currently serve as the only team qualified for the playoffs. The team has also been an offensive juggernaut this season, averaging a league leading 2.25 goals per game. The team has been led this season by forward Rémi Cabral and midfielder Yosuke Hanya, who’s 12 goals apiece are tied for joint 5th-place in the league. 

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.