MATCH RECAP: North Texas SC 1, FC Tucson 1 | 8.10.19

North Texas SC snaps three-game scoreless streak with late Arturo Rodriguez equalizer

FRISCO - ​Arturo Rodriguez’s second-half goal helped North Texas SC snap a two-game losing run with a 1-1 draw against FC Tucson at Toyota Stadium.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 17’ – Devyn Jambaga pounced on a cross and Jimmy Maurer sprang across the goalmouth to push it wide.
  • 27’ – Jordan Jones turned Alfusainey Jatta and was in on goal, but Jimmy Maurer stood tall and made a great one-handed save to keep the game tied.
  • 30’ Ricardo Pepi made a diagonal run to get some space and his shot forced a save from Carlos Merancio, and Cristian Colman’s rebound was also saved.
  • 45’ – Jordan Jones had a free run on a corner, and his header put FC Tucson ahead 1-0.


Second Half:

  • 46’ – A ball was swung into the box by Imanol Almaguer and Pepi’s shot was somehow saved by Merancio.
  • 63’ Cristian Colman was played in one-on-one by David Rodriguez but couldn’t squeeze his shot past Merancio.
  • 78’ – The brothers Rodriguez combined at the edge of the box and Arturo Rodriguez placed his shot in the bottom corner to equalize for North Texas.
  • 81’ – Colman dummied a pass but Pepi’s shot from a tight angle was parried wide


North Texas SC — Jimmy Maurer; Imanol Almaguer, Callum Montgomery, Alfusainey Jatta, John Nelson; Edwin Cerillo, Thomas Roberts (David Rodriguez — 59’), Arturo Rodriguez; Richard Danso (Ronaldo Damus — 62’),Christian Colman, Ricardo Pepi.

Substitutes not used — Eduardo Cortes, Oscar Romero, Dante Sealy, , Gibran Rayo, Cesar Murillo.

FC Tucson— Carlos Merancio; Jose Carlos Terron, Lamar Batista, Kyle Venter, Luke Hauswirth; Erik Virgen, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, Ramone Howell(Colin Stripling— 76’), Dewyn Jambga(Zach Wright— 76’), Jamael Cox (Kody Wakasa— 82’); Jordan Jones.

Substitutes not used — Rafael Guerrero, Scott Devoss, Karsten Hanlin, Guillermo Delgado

Scoring Summary:
TUC: Jordan Jones (Jamael Cox) — 45’
NTSC: Arturo Rodriguez (David Rodriguez) — 78’

Misconduct Summary:
TUC: Ramone Howell (Caution) — 59’
NTSC: Edwin Cerillo (Caution) — 78’

Weather: Sunny, 93
Attendance: 2,153

Referee: Jasmine Peralta
Assistant Referees: Brian Marshall, Tarik Veledar
4th Official: Todd Gould