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Frisco, Texas (September 16, 2022) – North Texas SC visits Houston Dynamo 2 for the third edition of the MLS NEXT Pro Texas Derby on Decision Day 2022 Sunday, September 18 at 6PM CT. Here's everything you need to know before the game.

How to Watch
Stream: The match will be streamed on MLSNEXTPro.com starting 6PM CT.

Match Overview
NTX Record: 13-5-5 (46 points – 3rd in West)
HOU record: 13-5-5 (46 points – 4th in West)
NTX vs. HOU all-time: (0-1-1, 5 GF, 6 GA)

TEXAS DERBY SHOWDOWN
Sunday’s match will be the third edition of the MLS NEXT Pro Texas Derby. North Texas SC fell 3-2 in the first meeting at Toyota Stadium on April 23. André Costa and José Mulato were the two goal scorers for North Texas. In the second match up, North Texas SC rallied back to earn a point with a 3-3 score line thanks to a brace from Mulato and a goal form Tomás Lacerda at Choctaw Stadium on July 15. The Colombian striker has enjoyed playing against in-state rivals Houston as he has registered three goals and an assist in two matches.

RECORD BREAKER
Bernard Kamungo is North Texas SC’s newest all-time top goal scorer with 22 goals after netting a brace versus St Louis CITY2 on Sept. 11 at Choctaw Stadium. The Tanzanian-American forward’s goal tally for the season is up to 16 now, tying Ronaldo Damus’ single season record set in 2019. Kamungo could break the single season record and score his first goal against Houston Dynamo 2 this Sunday.

AWAY FROM HOME
Since North Texas SC started play in 2019, the club holds an all-time record of 19-18-11 when playing on the road with 67 goals scored and 66 conceded. This season, North Texas holds a 5-3-3 record on the road as they head into Decision Day 2022. This will be North Texas SC’s first visit to Houston in MLS NEXT Pro play.

THE OPPONENT
Houston Dynamo 2 sits fourth in the Western Conference with a 13-5-5 record. Dynamo 32 has scored 36 goals this season and has conceded 22. Marcelo Palomino leads with six goals scored and Juan Castilla leads the team with four assists. Houston Dynamo 2 is coming off a 1-0 loss on the road to Colorado Rapids 2. Dynamo 2 is the only team unbeaten team at home this season with a 9-0-1 record. Isaiah LeFlore is Dynamo Dos’ top scorer against North Texas this season with two goals.