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Lawrence, KS (July 2, 2022) – North Texas SC (9-3-2, 30 points) fell 4-2 to Sporting KC II (6-6-2, 20 points) at Rock Chalk Park Saturday night.

LEADING SCORER
North Texas SC’s leading scorer Bernard Kamungo extended his tally to nine goals on the season, third-most in MLS NEXT Pro. The forward has registered five goals and two assists in his last six games.

SILVER LININGS
The 4-2 loss was the first time North Texas SC has lost by more than a one-goal margin this season. The club remains in first place in the Western Conference with 30 points from 14 games.

BOX SCORE BREAKDOWN
North Texas SC recorded 23 shots compared to Kansas City’s 14, while both teams had 12 shots on target. Possession was even at 50% for both clubs while North Texas had nine corner kicks to SKC’s three. 

UP NEXT: NORTH TEXAS SC FACES SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES II
North Texas SC hosts San Jose Earthquakes II on Sunday, July 10 at Choctaw Stadium. The match will also be streamed on MLSNEXTPro.com starting at 7:30PM CT.  

Lineups
North Texas SC — Felipe Carneiro; Blake Pope, Alejandro Araneda (Chase Niece - 73’), Pau Amedume, Isaiah Parker; Derek Waldeck (André Costa - 58’), Santiago Ferreira (Blaine Ferri - 73’), Hope Avayevu; Bernard Kamungo, José Mulato (Pablo Torre - 58’), Luis Miguel (Collin Smith - 46’).

Substitutes not used — Seth Wilson.

Sporting KC II — John Pulskamp; Cole McLagan, Cade Thomson (Curtez Kellman - 46’), Esai Easley, Joseph Tetteh; Collin Fernandez, Spencer Glass; Bakary Bagayoko (Guy Michaeli - 30’), Josh Coan, Julian Vazquez; Rauf Salifu.

Substitutes not used — Ethan Bandre, Paul Agyei, Draven Barnett, TJ Fatah, Coby Jones, Mikey Lenis, Jahon Rad.

Scoring Summary:
NTX: Bernard Kamungo (Isaiah Parker) — 15’
SKC: Rauf Salifu (Collin Fernandez) — 37’
SKC: Rauf Salifu (Guy Michaeli) — 44’
SKC: Rauf Salifu (Guy Michaeli) — 51’
NTX: Pablo Torre — 70’
SKC: Rauf Salifu — 72’

Misconduct Summary:
NTX: Blake Pope (caution) – 44’
SKC: Collin Fernandez (caution) – 65’
SKC: Rauf Salifu (caution) – 72’
NTX: Andre Costa (caution) – 89’

Weather: Cloudy, 81℉

Referee: Alyssa Nichols
Assistant Referees: Michael O’Reilly (1), AJ Franklin (2)
Fourth official: Drew Klemp