7.15 Match Preview NTSC-DL3_071122_v1_LM_DL3

Frisco, Texas (July 14, 2022) – North Texas SC hosts Houston Dynamo Dos once again for another Texas Derby matchup at Choctaw Stadium on Friday, July 15. Here's everything you need to know before the game.

How to Watch
Stream:
The match will be streamed on MLSNEXTPro.com starting at 8PM.

Match Overview
NTX Record:
9-4-2 (30 points – 3rd in West)
HOU record: 9-4-2 (30 points – 4th in West)
NTX vs. HOU all-time: (0-1-0, 2 GF, 3 GA)

GAME OF THE WEEK
Friday’s match is one of the two featured MLS NEXT Pro game of the week. This will be NTSC’s third appearance in game of the week matches. The club holds a 2-0-0 record with five goals scored and one goal conceded in two matches. The last game of the week was played on June 11 at Choctaw Stadium vs. Timbers2. NTSC came out on top with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Bernard Kamungo and José Mulato.

THE PREVIOUS TEXAS DERBY
In the first MLS NEXT Pro Texas Derby, North Texas SC fell 3-2 to Houston Dynamo 2 on April 23 at Toyota Stadium. Midfielder André Costa scored the first goal of the match in the 17th minute, but Dynamo Dos struck back twice before halftime. Forward José Mulato leveled the match early in the second half. A late goal from the visitors sealed the three points for Dynamo Dos in the first ever Texas Derby.

Pa-Modou Kah: “The team is in great spirit and our expectations are always the same. It is to win and that is the kind of team we are. There are things in the game that we can't control. The thing we have controlled well is our attitude when we come to the training sessions and game days. They have that ‘championship mindset’ that we want to be playing for something come the end of the season. This is a great test for us, it’s a state rivalry and it means a lot. We lost the first game but we focus on what is going on now and we forget about the past. Our boys are ready to come out the gates flying after the result in the last match.”

NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPION
Goalkeeper Antonio Carrera helped earn qualification to the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the 2024 Summer Olympics and won the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship for the U.S. U-20 MYNT. Carrera registered a shutout in the 10-0 win over St. Kitts and Nevis in the inaugural match of the competition. He came on as a substitute in the 58th minute of the final against the Dominican Republic.

Antonio Carrera: “It was an amazing experience to play for the national team. We went and we accomplished what we said we would do. We qualified for the World Cup, then we secured a place for the 2024 Olympics, and lastly we won the tournament. We are all glad we did that as a team.”

THE OPPONENTS
Houston Dynamo Dos currently sit fourth in the Western Conference with 30 points and a 9-4-2 record. Dynamo Dos have found the back of the net 24 times and have conceded 15 goals. Forward Beto Avila leads the team with five goals scored in the season while forward Papa Ndoye and midfielder Juan Castilla lead the team with three assists each. Goalkeeper Xavier Valdez has recorded 22 saves in nine appearances and has registered a 71 saves percentage with four shutouts. Dynamo Dos is coming off a 4-1 win at home vs. Real Monarchs.

PARKING INFORMATION
There are two options for parking at Choctaw Stadium: parking lots E and L. The cost for parking is $10 and the only payment method accepted is by card. Parking lots open 90 minutes prior to kick off. More information about Choctaw Stadium is located here.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets can be purchased through the AXS app or in person at Choctaw Stadium. Fans can also purchase tickets online. Fans have multiple options to have their tickets scanned: through the AXS app, printing the tickets at home and presenting them at the gate or opening the tickets from the confirmation email. Fans may purchase either general admission tickets for $15 or field level seats for $40.