North Texas SC

North Texas SC Remain Undefeated in MLS NEXT Pro with 2-0 Win at Sporting Kansas City II



  • Defender Malachi Molina registered his first professional brace.
  • Goalkeeper Michael Collodi obtained his third clean sheet of the season.
  • MLS NEXT Pro Box Score

Lawrence, Kansas (May 5, 2024) – North Texas SC (3-0-4, 16 points) obtained its third win of the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro season today following a 2-0 road win at Sporting Kansas City II (4-2-1, 13 points). North Texas remains as the only undefeated team in MLS NEXT Pro this season and moves up to second in the Western Conference. Defender Malachi Molina scored his first professional brace in his second appearance for North Texas in 2024.

With tonight’s 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City II, North Texas SC improves to 2-0-1 when playing on the road in 2024. North Texas’ defense has only conceded one goal and has netted five goals in three matches away from home. Goalkeeper Michael Collodi registered his second road shutout of the season.

Right back Malachi Molina netted his first professional set of goals in the 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City II. His first professional goal came in the 29th minute, and his second goal came 40 minutes later in the 69th minute to double the lead over SKCII.


North Texas SC remains as the only unbeaten team in MLS NEXT Pro after tonight’s 2-0 win. North Texas is currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak (3-0-4) and has conceded the least number of goals (5) in the league this season.


North Texas SC will visit The Town FC on Sunday, May 12 at Saint Mary’s Stadium. The match kicks off at 7PM CT and will be available on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.


North Texas SC — Michael Collodi; Turner Humphrey, Nico Gordon, Nolan Norris; Malachi Molina (Anthony Ramirez – 88’), Tomas Pondeca (Nick Mendonca – 62’), Diego García, Isaiah Parker; Pedrinho, Tarik Scott (Malik Henry-Scott – 63’), Enes Sali (Abdoul Zanne – 79’).

Substitutes not used — Victor Darub, Leonardo Orejarena, Lautaro Taboada.

Sporting Kansas City II — Jacob Molinaro; Nati Clarke, Chris Rindov, Haris Alisah (Ethan Bryant – 65’), Jacob Bartlett; Kamron Habibullah, Danny Flores (Jake Swallen – 38’), Cielo Tschantret (Demarre Montoute – 46’); Stephen Afrifa (Roberto Avila – 46’), Sebastian Cruz, Maouloune Goumballe (Roberto Hategan – 72’).

Substitutes not used — Jack Kortkamp, Ryan Reid, Brandon Munson, Medgy Alexandre.

Scoring Summary:

NTX: Malachi Molina (Enes Sali) – 29’

NTX: Malachi Molina (Pedrinho) – 69’

Misconduct Summary:

NTX: Tarik Scott (caution) – 23’

SKC: Nati Clarke (caution) – 25’

NTX: Tomas Pondeca (caution) – 33’

NTX: Nolan Norris (caution) – 45’+1’

SKC: Cielo Tschantret (caution) – 45’+5’

NTX: Nico Gordon (caution) – 51’

SKC: Sebastian Cruz (caution) – 57’

NTX: Malachi Molina (caution) – 72’

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