Arlington, Texas (August 12, 2022) – North Texas SC (11-5-4, 38 points) defeated Real Monarchs (3-14-2, 11 points) 4-0 with four different goal scorers Friday night at Choctaw Stadium.
North Texas SC scored four goals in a match for the second time this season. The club also defeated Minnesota United 2 by a score of 4-0 on June 6 with goals from José Mulato, Bernard Kamungo, Luis Miguel and Collin Smith.
Bernard Kamungo scored his 13th goal of the campaign in the 79th minute from the penalty spot. Kamungo is just three goals away from tying the club’s all-time record of goals scored in a season that was set at 16 in 2019 by Ronaldo Damus.
North Texas’ three top scorers all found the net in the match. Bernard Kamungo (13), José Mulato (8) and Hope Avayevu (5) have together scored 26 of the club’s 42 goals this campaign.
UP NEXT: NORTH TEXAS SC WILL CLOSE OUT THE MONTH OF AUGUST VERSUS COLORADO RAPIDS 2
North Texas SC will travel to face Colorado Rapids 2 on Sunday, August 21 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The match will kick off at 9PM CT and will be streamed on MLSNEXTPro.com.
North Texas SC — Antonio Carrera; Collin Smith (Pablo Torre — 81’), Lucas Bartlett, Paul Amedume, Isaiah Parker; Jared Aguilar, Alejandro Urzua (André Costa — 46’), Tomas Lacerda (Derek Waldeck — 82’); Bernard Kamungo, José Mulato (Blake Pope — 71’), Hope Avayevu (Luis Miguel — 71’).
Substitutes not used — Felipe Carneiro, Nolan Norris, Alejandro Araneda, Santiago Ferreira.
Real Monarchs — Gavin Beavers; Pierre Reedy, Christian Nydegger (Yekeson Subah — 77’), Golden Mafwenta (Zack Farnsworth — 74’), Abdu Aziizi Kayondo; Pedro Fonseca, Jaziel Orozco, Tyrone Mondi; Benjamín Rodríguez (Christopher Garcia — 78’), Axel Kei (Jude Wellings — 85’), Terron Williams.
Substitutes not used — T Rinker, Izahi Amparo, Abokye Bikyeombe.
NTX: José Mulato (penalty kick) — 63’
NTX: Hope Avayevu — 70’
NTX: Bernard Kamungo (penalty kick) — 80’
NTX: Pablo Torre — 90’
NTX: Jared Aguilar (caution) — 29’
NTX: Hope Avayevu (caution) — 37’
SLC: Aziz Abdu Kayondo (caution) — 39’
NTX: Collin Smith (caution) — 60’
SLC: Pierre Reedy (caution) — 80’
Weather: Sunny, 91℉
Referee: Luis Guardia
Assistant Referees: Jennifer Dumaine (1), AJ Franklin (2)
Fourth official: Lorenzo Hernandez
North Texas SC Postgame Quotes
Head Coach Pa-Modou Kah
On defender Collin Smith’s performance...
“He’s grown a lot and taken great steps in his development and he understands where the strengths and weaknesses are. He’s looking to improve in all aspects of the game. The biggest thing is that he’s a very humble kid and the learning part is what I enjoy the most. He’s always driven to get better. In the first half he didn’t play to his standards, he wasn’t looking to go forward and he was allowing crosses on his side.But he knows that and that’s why in the second half it was a reset and he was an extra weapon for us offensively. What he possesses in 1v1s is unbelievable. That’s an extra weapon for us and he created two chances. For me, it’s a work in progress. Believe it or not he’s still 18 so he has a great future ahead. As a coach, it’s always about trying to help players like this because he’s always hungry to improve and get better and he’s a dream to work with.”
On the young midfield of Jared Aguilar and Alejandro Urzuo…
“Age is not about responsibility, it's about maturity. If you’re old enough you’re good enough. If you’ve been in our environment, we trust both of them. Alejandro has shown that he can play. Today, I thought he was a little bit sluggish but he gave us 45 minutes that we needed from him. Aguilar is somebody that’s growing slowly. They're both very confident kids. THey’re both young and hungry players with great potential. For us as a staff, it’s important to work with players like that. It shows that we’re not afraid to play academy kids when they deserve the opportunity. For me, that’s the most important thing because they’ve earned it.”