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Hillsboro, Oregon (August 7, 2022) – North Texas SC (10-5-4, 35 points) and Timbers2 (1-14-3, 9 points) split points in a 2-2 draw but the hosts took the extra point after winning the shootout 7-6. North Texas SC remains in fourth place with tonight’s draw.
 
RECORD ON THE ROAD
North Texas SC holds a 4-3-2 record when playing on the road this season. The club has found the back of the net 14 times and has conceded 13 goals in nine games. North Texas is currently on a four-game winless streak when playing on the road. 
 
CHASING THE GOLDEN BOOT
Forward Bernard Kamungo scored his 12th goal of the campaign in the 49th minute of the match. Kanungo is just four goals away from tying the record of goals scored in a season that was set at 16 in 2019 by Ronaldo Damus.
 
MLS NEXT PRO SHOOTOUTS
North Texas SC has participated in four shootouts in the inaugural 2022 MLS NEXT Pro campaign. North Texas fell in three out of the four shootouts the club has had to face.
 
UP NEXT: NORTH TEXAS SC HOSTS REAL MONARCHS FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON
North Texas SC will host Real Monarchs on Friday, August 12 at Choctaw Stadium in the penultimate home match of the inaugural 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season. The match will kick off at 8PM CT and will be streamed on MLSNEXTPro.com.
 
Lineups
North Texas SC — Antonio Carrera; Collin Smith, Lucas Bartlett (Alejandro Araneda – 63’), Paul Amedume, Isaiah Parker (Nolan Norris – 62’); Jared Aguilar (Thomas Roberts – 62’), André Costa, Tomas Lacerda; Bernard Kamungo, José Mulato (Blake Pope – 76’), Hope Avayevu (Luis Cardoso – 76’).
 
Substitutes not used — Felipe Carneiro, Santiago Ferreira, Pablo Torre.
 
Timbers2 — Justin vom Steeg; Pablo Bonilla, Carlos Vivas, Justin Rasmussen, Julian Bravo; Selmir Miscic, Victor Griffith, Johan Hinestroza (Ismaila Jome – 61’), Blake Bodily (Ismaila Jome – 46’); Tega Ikoba (Jamin Gogo Peters – 72’), Dawson McCartney.
 
Substitutes not used — Hulte Sulte, Sean McDowd, Ismaila Jome, Ian Shaul, Alexis Moreno, Adrian Ortellao, Ryan Zellefrow.
 
Scoring Summary:
NTX: Hope Avayevu (Collin Smith) — 14’
NTX: Bernard Kamungo (José Mulato) — 49’
POR: Selmir Miscic (Ismaila Jome) — 59’
POR: JIsmaila Jome (Selmir Miscic) — 74’
 
Misconduct Summary:
NTX: Isaiah Parker (caution) — 50’
NTX: Luis Miguel (caution) — 87’
POR: Victor Griffith (caution) — 89’
 
Weather: Sunny, 91℉
 
Referee: Corbyn May
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Davis (1), Sean Martin (2)
Fourth official: Dion Coxe-Trieger
 
North Texas SC Postgame Quotes
Head Coach Pa-Modou Kah
On Thomas Roberts earning some minutes…
“He was not getting any minutes with the first team and that is the beauty of having a side in the MLS NEXT Pro because they are able to play and get into rhythm with us. Players coming to play with us must be ready and I felt like he did decent during the time he came on, including scoring his penalty kick in the shootout.”
 
On Antonio Carrera’s performance…
“I felt like he did great and thanks to him he kept us in the game. He nearly saved a couple of the penalty kicks from the shootout. He guessed a few of them right and he nearly saved the last shot. For him to manage seven saves is incredible.”
 
Forward Bernard Kamungo
General thoughts on the match…
“Y’all saw today that it was a tough match out there today. It's games like these that we must be able to close out so you can earn a win. You can see that we did not play the way that we wanted to, and we did not play to our level that we normally do. We played the way they play and that made us suffer. We need to be able to manage the game.”
 
On scoring in the match…
“It felt good to score but when you drop points it feels like you scored for nothing. The team is not winning so I feel like it’s not much. Yes, I am happy that I have scored once again but I am not satisfied with the result, and I will much rather help the team close out games than score in and be in situations where we drop points.”