Arlington, Texas (Sept. 11, 2022) – North Texas SC (13-5-5, 46 points) routed St. Louis CITY2 (15-6-2, 48 points) 3-1 thanks to a record-breaking brace from Bernard Kamungo. José Mulato also added a goal at Choctaw Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
NORTH TEXAS SC HISTORY
Forward Bernard Kamungo became North Texas SC’s all-time leading goal scorer with 22 career goals in two seasons. Kamungo recorded his second brace of the 2022 season with the first one coming versus Sporting KC II on July 31. The Tanzanian striker was on the bench for FC Dallas last night after signing a contract with the MLS club last week.
2022 HOME RECORD
North Texas SC ends the 2022 season with a 8-2-2 home record. The club played 11 games at Choctaw Stadium (8-1-2) and one game at Toyota Stadium (0-1-0) this season.
MULATO LOVES CHOCTAW STADIUM
Forward José Mulato scored his ninth goal of the season in the 19th minute. The Colombian forward has scored all of his goals at home this season. Eight goals came at Choctaw Stadium while only registering one goal at Toyota Stadium.
UP NEXT: NORTH TEXAS SC VISITS HOUSTON DYNAMO DOS IN MLS NEXT PRO 2022 DECISION DAY
North Texas SC will visit Houston Dynamo Dos for the first time in MLS NEXT Pro play at AVEVA Stadium in the final regular season match of the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season. The match kicks off at 6PM CT and will be streamed for free on MLSNEXTPro.com. North Texas qualified for the MLS NEXT Pro playoffs by virtue of Earthquakes II falling on Friday. The MLS NEXT Pro playoffs begin on Friday, September 23.
North Texas SC — Antonio Carrera; Collin Smith, Lucas Bartlett, Nolan Norris, Isaiah Parker; Carl Sainté, André Costa, Blaine Ferri; Bernard Kamungo, José Mulato, Hope Avayevu.
Substitutes not used — Felipe Carneiro, Alejandro Araneda, Will Baker, Blake Pope, Santiago Ferreira, Luis Miguel, Tomás Lacerda, Jared Aguilar, Tarik Scott.
St Louis CITY2 —Michael Creek; Kwame Awuah (Miguel Perez – 68’), Josh Yaro, Kyle Hiebert, Ben Di Rosa (Caden Glover – 68’); Akil Watts, Max Schneider (AJ Palazzolo – 83’;), Wan Kuzain (Sergio Rivas _ 59’), Tomás Ostrák (Dida Armstrong – 59’); Célio Pompeu, Vito Dias.
Substitutes not used — Ian Mcgrane, Eduard Löwen, Fritz Volmar.
NTX: Bernard Kamungo (Hope Avayevu) — 9’*
NTX:* José Mulato (Hope Avayevu, Bernard Kamungo) — 19*
NTX:* Bernard Kamungo (Collin Smith) — 76’*
STL:* Dida Armstrong — 85’
STL: Kwame Awuah (caution) — 27’*
NTX:* Nolan Norris (caution) — 43’*
STL:* Célio Pompeu (caution) — 44’*
NTX:* Hope Avayevu (caution) — 48’*
NTX:* Lucas Bartlett (caution) — 52’*
STL:* Ben Di Rosa (caution) — 63’*
NTX:* Carl Sainté (caution) — 78’*
STL:* AJ Palazzolo (caution) — 87’
Weather: Clear, 88℉*
Referee: Mark Allatin*
Assistant Referees:* Joe Frank (1), Samuel Zamora (2)*
Fourth official:* Seun Yinka-Kehinde
North Texas SC Postgame Quotes
Head Coach Pa-Modou Kah_
Overall thoughts on the match…
“The boys came out flying today and we knew what spaces we would see on the field based on the last time we played them. You can see the hunger and mentality of the group, it is fantastic. They come in to work every day and our eyes are on the prize. Today’s has to be the best performance this season.”
On the two early goals in the first half…
“Goals change game plans for the ones conceding. We knew where to attack and which areas to use. For us it was about playing a mature game and being ruthless. I think the boys did that very well and it showed today. The game could have been a much higher score if I am honest.”
Forward Bernard Kamungo_
On the match tonight…
“The approach was amazing from the whole team. It all starts from within us. I have to prepare myself mentallly and physically so that everyone else in the team can combine all that work. The mentality was to go for the first goal and then to keep on pushing for more. We just focused on how to play them and all the planning paid off.”
On becoming the club’s top scorer…
“As a player you want to be a player that chases records and breaks records as well. It feels great to have broken that record. This feeling is great and the last couple of weeks and days have been nothing but amazing. It was something that I really didn’t expect in preseason but I am glad that the hard work is paying off and I would like to thank every single player and coach that has helped me along the way.”
Midfielder André Costa
General thoughts on the match…
“It was a great game from us and props to everyone who started and came off the bench as well. Offensively and defensively St Louis (CITY2) are a great team overall and they are the oldest team in our conference. It’s very tough playing against teams like that, they are physical, mature and they have more experience. From the moment I walked into the stadium, I could see the mentality that my teammates had. We already knew that we had clinched in the playoffs but we played with hunger to win the game.”