FRISCO - December 6, 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of the unveiling of North Texas Soccer Club. It was an incredible inaugural season for the team who ended the year as the first-ever USL League One Champions. With the anniversary just three days away, the countdown continues of the Top 10 moments from year one of North Texas SC.
#8 - SEMIFINAL TRIUMPH
North Texas FC reached the playoffs as top side and took on fierce rivals Forward Madison FC in the semifinals. A tense first half meant that the teams went into the interval tied even as North Texas dominated possession. The Texas based team found the breakthrough in the 76’ minute through Ricardo Pepi, who curled in an effort from outside the box to give his team a 1-0 lead. North Texas found a second less than two minutes later when Pepi’s headed effort nestled in the back of the net, which sealed the victory and a spot in the USL League One Championship Final one week later.
#7 - OPENING WEEKEND
Opening Weekend in Frisco was a festive affair as North Texas SC took to the field for the first time. In a thrilling encounter, North Texas triumphed 3-2 over Chattanooge Red Wolves SC. The highlight of the game was the performance of 16-year-old sensation Ricardo Pepi, who announced his presence to the league by scoring a hat trick in what was his professional debut.