2023 Season

North Texas SC Falls to Real Monarchs 



ARLINGTON, TX (April 21, 2023) – North Texas SC (3-3-0, 9 points) conceded a late goal to suffer a 1-0 loss against Real Monarchs (2-3-0, 6 points) at Choctaw Stadium on Friday night. 

After 37 matches played at home, North Texas SC’s all-time Choctaw Stadium record falls to 19-5-12 with 75 goals scored and 42 goals conceded. 

FC Dallas Academy players have played 447 minutes and accumulated 11 appearances in MLS NEXT Pro play this season. Last season, the Academy players logged 2,218 minutes and accumulated 49 appearances. 

North Texas SC midfielders André Costa, Diego Hernandez, and Alejandro Urzua combined to create four goal scoring opportunities throughout the match. North Texas out possessed the Real Monarchs 59 to 41 percent and completed 158 passes (515-357) more than the opponent.

North Texas SC will visit Colorado Rapids 2 at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium on Sunday, April 30. The match kicks off at 5:00 PM CT, and is available on MLS Season Pass through Apple TV. 

North Texas SC — Antonio Carrera; Malachi Molina (Tomas Pondeca – 85’), Amet Korça, Henri Santos, Tyshawn Rose; Carl Sainté, Alejandro Urzua (André Costa – 57’); Herbert Endeley, Diego Hernandez (Yeicar Perlaza – 46’), Theo Ferreira (Hope Avayevu – 69’); José Mulato (Nayrobi Vargas – 57’).

Substitutes not used — Michael Webber, Manuel Caicedo, Alejandro Araneda, Diego García. 

Real Monarchs — Gavin Beavers; Cayne Madhlongove (Nicholas Nobles – 60’), Erik Holt (Luis Rivera – 73’), Omar Alba (Dominic Berrios – 90’), Delentz Pierre; Griffin Dillon, Moses Neyman; Bertin Jacquesson, Tyrone Mondi, Terron Williams; Ilijah Paul.

Substitutes not used — Fernando Delgado, Marcelo Mondragon, Owen Anderson, Duncan Jarvie.

Scoring Summary:

SLC: Moses Neyman — 90’+5’

Misconduct Summary:

SLC: Omar Alba (caution) — 26’

NTX: Carl Sainté (caution) — 51’

NTX: Amet Korça (caution) — 90’+4’

NTX: Antonio Carrera (caution) — 90’+5’

SLC: Delentz Pierre (caution) — 90’+6’

Weather: Clear, 76°F
Attendance: 1,283

Post Game Quotes

Head Coach Javier Cano

On how the game went…

“I can’t be happy with that result. We had the majority of the ball, made a lot of passes, and were in the final third a lot but we didn’t finish our chances. When you get into the box and aren’t doing anything to score, sometimes it’s hard to win. We aren’t finishing our goal scoring opportunities in order to win games, so we need to improve on that”

On preparing for Colorado…

“We just need to improve in both boxes, which means conceding less and scoring more. That's the only way to win games. Our mentality needs to be strong because Colorado is a really solid team with a clear identity playing at home, and they’re looking to get revenge on us for beating them last year.”

Defender Tyshawn Rose

General thoughts on the game…

“I feel like we played much better and had more possession of the ball than them. That is the thing about the sport though, you can create as many chances as you’d like but if you do not capitalize, all it takes is for one goal from the opponent to settle the score. They took advantage of the one opportunity they had.”

On the long week before heading on the road…

“We are going to stick to our plan and train. We will look at our video from this match to see what we can improve on and what were the missed opportunities we had in the game. We are going to work hard all week to bounce back and come away with the win.”