MATCH RECAP: North Texas SC 2, Toronto FC II 3 | 5.29.19

The club remains atop USL League One despite losing its first-ever competitive match

TORONTO - North Texas SC falls 3-2 to Toronto FC II in its first USL League One defeat despite goals from Ricardo Pepi and Ronaldo Damus

  • Ricardo Pepi scores his lead-leading sixth goal of the season
  • Jonathan Gomez makes his professional debut
  • North Texas SC faces the Richmond Kickers on Saturday, June 1 at 6 PM at City Stadium.

Game Summary:

First Half:

  • 8’ David Rodriguez had North Texas’ first sight of goal but his left-footed shot sailed over the goal.
  • 12’ – Patrick Bunk-Andersen opened the scoring for Toronto with a lower diving header at the back post.
  • 20’ – North Texas nearly equalized through Alfusainey Jatta from a David Rodriguez corner but Jatta’s shot was saved on the doorstep.
  • 23’ – Ricardo Pepi was inches away from tying the game but his shot struck the post after being one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
  • 26’ – Matthew Srebly extended Toronto’s lead after a giveaway at the back from Bicou Bissainthe.
  • 45’ – Ricardo Pepi halved the deficit with a cool finish into the top corner after receiving a ball in behind from Ronaldo Damus to score his sixth goal of the season.

Second Half:

  • 56’ – Ronaldo Damus levelled the game with his 3rd goal of the season with a rebound after the goalkeeper saved Arturo Rodriguez’s initial shot.
  • 65’ – North Texas nearly took the lead through Arturo Rodriguez after his younger brother David found him in the box but his ensuing shot was saved.
  • 77’ – Terique Mohammed put Toronto back on top after collecting a clever chipped through-ball in behind the defense.
  • 90’ – Ricardo Pepi had a chance from an indirect freekick in the box to save a point for North Texas but the wall blocked his shot.

Lineups:

North Texas SC — Carlos Avilez; Jonathan Gomez, Callum Montgomery (Oscar Romero), Alfusainey Jatta, Kevin Bonilla; Bicou Bissainthe (Dante Sealy), Tanner Tessmann, David Rodriguez (Gibran Rayo); Arturo Rodriguez, Ricardo Pepi, Ronaldo Damus

Substitutes not used — Cesar Murillo, Hector Montalvo

Toronto FC II — Kevin Silva; Terique Mohammed. Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Julian Dunn-Johnson (Jelani Peters), Dante Campbell; Adolfo Ovalle, Noble Okello, Jordan Faria (Trevor Swarts); Matthew Srbely (Franco Ramos Mingo), Lucas Petrasso; Jacob Shaffelburg

Substitutes not used — King, Essoussi, Waja

Scoring Summary:
TFCII: Patrick Bunk-Andersen – 12’
TFCII: Matthew Srbely – 26’
NTSC: Ricardo Pepi – 45’
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus – 56’
TFCII: Terique Mohammed – 77’

Misconduct Summary:
TFCII: Noble Okello (caution) –32’
NTSC: Arturo Rodriguez (caution) – 35’
TFCII: Patrick Bunk-Andersen (caution) – 45’
NTSC: Alfusainey Jatta (caution) – 87’
TFCII: Kevin Silva (caution) – 95’

Weather: Mostly sunny, 58 F

Referee: Alexis Vaughn
Assistant Referee: Brad Doubrough
Assistant Referee: Phillip Benevides
4th Official: Yusri Rudolf

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