2023 Season

Match Preview: North Texas SC Hosts Houston Dynamo 2

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FRISCO, Texas – North Texas SC hosts Houston Dynamo 2 on Sunday, May 21 at 7:30PM CT at Choctaw Stadium. Here is everything you need to know before the game.

How to Watch
Sunday's game will kick off at 7:33PM CT on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV with Jon Gross calling the match.

Match Overview
NTX Record:
 4-4-1 (13 points – 6th in West)
HOU record: 3-4-1 (11 points – 8th in West)
NTX vs. HOU all-time: 0-2-1 (5 GF, 8 GA)


Getting Back on Track 

North Texas SC enters the match on the back of a draw with Earthquakes II, losing the extra point shootout 5-3. The draw on the road showed the strength and resolve of the team, marking a strong defensive performance. The team registered 21 total clearances and won 15 tackles in the game. FC Dallas Academy goalkeeper Julian Eyestone faced six shots on goal, making five saves. The team was able to secure a tough point on the road, despite facing 19 total shots in the game. North Texas looks to build on the strong defensive performance at home against Houston Dynamo 2.  

Passing the Test

Throughout the season, North Texas SC have proven to be a versatile and well-rounded side, nothing highlighting that more than their passing prowess. The team ranks third league wide in total passes and accurate passes. They also boast top four placements in total attacking line breaking passes, total key passes and accurate long balls. The large quantity and diversity in types of passes shows the creativity and attacking prowess of the players. The team have completed roughly 83% of their passes totaling 3342 out of 4019, which ranks third in total passes and sixth in passing accuracy percentage. 

Intrastate Rivals

Intrastate rival Houston Dynamo 2 enter the match on the back of a 3-0 victory against Real Monarchs. The game marks their second win in the last three matches. Led by head coach Kenny Bundy, the team currently sits at eighth in the western conference with 11 points through six matches. After a slow start to the season, Dynamo Dos have gone on to win two out of their past three matches. The club can attribute the good run of form to the performances of midfielder Diego Gonzalez and forward Papa Ndoye. The pair contributed a combined six goals and three assists, which makes up 42% of the team’s total goal contributions.

Parking Information

There are two options for parking at Choctaw Stadium: parking lots E and L. Fans are encouraged to purchase a prepaid parking ticket as day of game parking prices vary on events happening within the district. If fans purchase a prepaid parking ticket, they are to park in Lot L. Parking lots open 90 minutes prior to kick off. For more information visit our FAQ page located here.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased through the AXS app or in person at Choctaw Stadium. Fans can also purchase tickets online. Fans may purchase either general admission tickets for $20 or field level seats for $40.