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Frisco, Texas (September 2, 2022) – North Texas SC faces Minnesota United 2 on Saturday, September 3 at 6PM CT in the penultimate road match of the inaugural 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season. Here's everything you need to know before the game.

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

Match Overview
NTX Record: 11-5-5 (40 points – 4th in West)
MIN record: 8-8-5 (33 points – 6th in West)
NTX vs. MIN all-time: (2-0-0, 7 GF, 1 GA)

CREATING HISTORY
Bernard Kamungo is just two goals away from tying the club’s career goal record of 21 set by Ronaldo Damus. Kamungo is also three goals away from tying Damus’ season record of 16 goals scored. The Tanzanian forward will look to equal and break those two records within the three remaining matches of the regular season. Kamungo signed a long-term contract with FC Dallas on August 30. Kamungo is the 12th player in MLS NEXT Pro history to sign a long-term contract.

AWAY RECORD
North Texas SC holds a 4-3-3 record when playing on the road in MLS NEXT Pro play. Two of the club’s last three games in the season will be played on the road. The all-time away record for North Texas SC is 18-17-11 with 64 goals scored and 63 goals conceded. North Texas is currently on a two-game unbeaten streak on the road. In the two matches NTSC tied Timbers2 and Colorado Rapids 2 and won the extra point shootout versus Rapids 2.

PLAYOFF CLINCHING SCENARIOS
North Texas SC can clinch a playoff spot if one of the following three scenarios occur over the weekend.

  1. A win in regulation AND an Earthquakes II loss in regulation or tie (shootout win/loss) or
  2. A tie (shootout win) AND an Earthquakes II loss in regulation or tie (shootout loss) or
  3. A tie (shootout loss) AND an Earthquakes II loss in regulation

THE OPPONENT
MNUFC2 sits sixth in the Western Conference with 33 points and holds an 8-8-5 record. The club has scored 37 goals and conceded 31 goals in 21 matches played. Forward Thomas Williamson leads the club with nine goals scored in 18 matches, while forward Aziel Jackson leads the team with seven assists. MNUFC2 hold a 5-3-2 record when playing at home this year. The club coming off a 1-0 loss to Houston Dynamo 2 at home on August 27.