North Texas SC gets its sixth win from seven games and returns to first place in USL League One
Frisco, Texas - David Rodriguez and Imanol Almaguer score their first professional goals as North Texas SC defeats Forward Madison 3-1 at Toyota Stadium and returns to the top of the USL League One table.
- Bicou Bissainthe makes his first USL League One start
- Julian Hinojosa makes professional debut
- David Rodriguez and Imanol Almaguer score their first professional goals
- 3’ – Ronaldo Damus opened the scoring early with a straight shot right past the goalie.
- 8’ – Arturo Rodriguez found his younger brother David Rodriguez who put it away off the crossbar to make the score 2-0.
- 15’ – Don Smart halved the deficit for Madison with a well-taken shot into the side netting.
- 30’ – The Rodriguez brothers combined well again but David's ensuing shot was over the bar.
- 58’ – North Texas two great chances to extend the lead with a header from Ronaldo Damus that was blocked and Ricardo Pepi’s shot went over the goal.
- 62’ – David Rodriguez nearly got his second goal of the match with a shot right past the corner of the goal.
- 70’ – Imanol Almaguer scored his first professional goal with a shot from outside the box that evaded Brian Sylvestre in goal.
- 83’ – Ronaldo Damus skipped past his defender and forced a good foot-save from the keeper.
North Texas SC — Carlos Avilez; Kevin Bonilla, Cesar Murillo, Alfusainey Jatta, Imanol Almaguer; Bicou Bissainthe (Julian Hinojosa), Tanner Tessmann, David Rodriguez (Gibran Rayo); Ronaldo Damus, Ricardo Pepi, Arturo Rodriguez (Johan Gomez).
Substitutes not used — Michael Collodi, Hector Montalvo, Oscar Romero, Dante Sealy
Forward Madison — Brian Sylvestre, Carl Schneider (Brian Bement), Connor Tobin (Eric Leonard), Christian; Shaun Russell, Josiel Nunez, Brandon Eaten, J.C. Banks, Don Smart (Zaire Bartley), Jiro Barriga Toyama, Paulo Junior
Substitutes not used — Jeff Michaud, Ally Nganzi, Ryan Coulter, Vital Nizigiymana
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus (Pepi) – 3’
NTSC: David Rodriguez (A. Rodriguez) – 8’
MAD: Don Smart – 15’
NTSC: Imanol Almaguer (Hinojosa) – 70’
MAD: Brian Sylvestre (caution) – 13’
NTSC: Bicou Bissainthe (caution) – 27’
MAD: Paulo Jr. (caution) – 42’
MAD: Brian Bement. (caution) – 68’
NTSC: Julian Hinojosa (caution) – 82’
NTSC: Gibran Rayo (caution) – 88’
Weather: Sunny, 88
Referee: Adam Kilpatrick
Assistant Referee: Seth Barton
Assistant Referee: Andrea Jedele
4th Official: Jorge Luna Hernandez