Frisco, Texas (May 13, 2022) – North Texas SC returns to Choctaw Stadium as they take on Whitecaps FC 2 on Saturday, May 14 at 8PM. Here's everything you need to know before the game.
How to Watch
Stream: The match will be streamed on MLSNEXTPro.com starting 8PM.
NTX Record: 4-1-2 (15 points – 3rd in West)
WFC2 record: 4-1-2 (15 points – 2nd in West)
NTX vs. WFC2 all-time: First ever meeting
The Bernard and Hope show
Wingers Bernard Kamungo and Hope Avayevu have a combined 10 goal contributions in seven matches played. Kamungo leads the team in minutes played with 612 and he also leads the team with four goals scored and is currently tied for third in the race for MLS NEXT Pro golden boot. Avayevu leads the team in tackles with 12 total and leads the team and the league with five assists and one goal to his name. Avayevu assisted Kamungo in three different occasions, the first one game in a 1-1 draw on the road against Tacoma Defiance on April 2. The second assist came in a 3-1 win at Choctaw Stadium over Colorado Rapids 2 on April 10. The third assist was on the road once again, this time in a 2-0 against Sporting Kansas City II on May 1.
Pa-Modou Kah: “They understand their relationship on the pitch, and it shows beyond the pitch. Two players that love the game of football and always want to be the best versions of themselves. The two of them always want to help greatness with each other. It is a dream for a coach to have two players who can be that great. They are very decisive players that can change the game. Bernard has taken the chances he has encountered, and Hope is able to provide chances to our forwards.”
Academy Players Stepping Up
In this season FC Dallas Academy players have contributed with 692 minutes played over 14 appearances total. Midfielder Santiago Ferreira leads the Academy players with 499 minutes played in 7 starts and leads in tackles with four. Forward Tarik Scott leads the Academy players in goals scored with two goals that came against Minnesota United FC 2 in the season opener on Mar. 26.
Pa-Modou Kah: “Our Academy boys have all done exceptional, the ones that have been able to play have been fantastic. That is what this league is about, it shows them that they are in the right pathway to follow, and if you have a dream to be a professional soccer player then you must go through this pathway. For us having Academy players is massive and it is part of the club’s culture. Seeing players like Nolan, Tarik, Santi and Will have minutes under their belt in MLS NEXT Pro shows the intensity and work rate the Academy expects to see out of them.”
North Texas SC is 3rd in the Western Conference with a 4-1-2 record and 15 points total. NTSC is tied for second in the Western Conference with Minnesota United 2 and Dynamo Dos for least number of goals conceded with seven. The team leads the West with 10 assists total and in save percentage with a 75.9%. The team has won one out of the two shootouts it has to face this season.
Collin Smith: “We are confident in the players, in the staff and in everyone in the organization. Everyone is expecting a strong season, so we just need to fulfill our potential. We are happy with it, but we are not satisfied. We always want three points in every match. We were able to get one-point last time out, but at the end of the day we will look to always get three points in every match.”
Whitecaps FC 2 are currently sitting 2nd in the Western Conference with a 4-1-2 record and 15 points total. WFC2 is tied for fourth place in the league with 14 goals scored. The club’s top scorer is midfielder Owen Antoniuk with three goals in seven matches played. Midfielder Ali Ahmed leads the team in interceptions with 13. The team is coming off a 2-1 comeback win on the road against St Louis CITY2 where Emiliano Brienza and Antoniuk’s late goals gave WFC2 the three points.
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.
Tickets can be purchased through the AXS app or in person at Choctaw Stadium. Fans can also purchase tickets online. Fans have the option to either have their tickets scanned through the AXS app, print the tickets at home and present at the gate, or open tickets from the email confirmation. Fans may purchase either general admission tickets for $7.50 or field level seats for $20.