North Texas SC

North Texas SC Climb to the Top of the Western Conference with 2-1 Win Over Real Monarchs 



  • Defender Mads Westergren made his first start of the season
  • Pedrinho and FC Dallas Homegrown Tarik Scott scored NTSC’s goals tonight
  • MLS NEXT Pro Box Score

Arlington, Texas (May 24, 2024) – North Texas SC (5-1-4, 22 points) obtained its fifth MLS NEXT Pro victory after defeating Real Monarchs (2-7-1, 8 points) 2-1 from Choctaw stadium on Friday night. Pedrinho and FC Dallas Homegrown Tarik Scott were on the scoresheet tonight for North Texas SC.


North Texas SC ends the night as the leaders of the MLS NEXT Pro Western Conference with 22 points.

Pedrinho scored his third goal of the season by lobbing the ball over the goalkeeper in the 36th minute after being set up by Tomas Pondeca inside the box. The Brazilian leads the team in goal contributions with seven (three goals and four assists).


FC Dallas Homegrown forward Tarik Scott scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season. Pedrinho played Scott into space and he struck the ball towards the back post to put it out of reach past the keeper. Scott now has six goals scored all-time for North Texas SC.


With tonight's 2-1 win over Real Monarchs, North Texas SC finished May with a 3-1-0 record. North Texas improves to 11-5-7 when playing in the month of May in all-competitions.


North Texas SC starts the month of June visiting LAFC2 on Sunday, June 2. The match kicks off at 9PM CT and will be available to watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.


North Texas SC — Michael Collodi; Turner Humphrey (Amet Korça – 65’), Nico Gordon, Mads Westergren; Malachi Molina (Diego Pepi – 65’), Tomas Pondeca, Diego García (Nick Mendonca – 78’), Isaiah Parker; Pedrinho (Abdoul Zanne – 78’), Tarik Scott, Enes Sali (Daniel Baran – 50’).

Substitutes not used — Victor Darub, Alejandro Urzua, Anthony Ramirez, Leonardo Orejarena.

Real Monarchs — William Mackay; Tommy Silva, Zack Farnsworth (Ilijah Paul – 82’), Keller Storlie, Omar Alba; Darón Iskenderian (Sebastian Joffre – 82’), Noel Caliskan, Griffin Dillon (Bobby Pierre – 89’), Aiden Hezarkhani (Beni Redzic – 66’); Zavier Gozo, Damien Barker John (Matthew Bell – 66’).

Substitutes not used — Owen Anderson, Bennett Ewing.

Scoring Summary:

NTX: Pedrinho (Tomas Pondeca) – 36’

SLC: Darón Iskenderian (Noel Caliskan) – 40’

NTX: Tarik Scott (Pedrinho) – 53’

Misconduct Summary:

NTX: Nico Gordon (caution) – 23’

SLC: Zack Farnsworth (caution) – 56’

NTX: Turner Humphrey (caution) – 63’

NTX: Tomas Pondeca (caution) – 71’

NTX: Diego Pepi (caution) – 81’

SLC: Keller Storlie (caution) – 85’

SLC: Omar Alba (caution) – 90’+1’

Attendance: 804

Weather: Clear, 85°F