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MATCH RECAP: North Texas SC 3, New England Revolution II 3

Forward Alex Bruce scores his first North Texas goal in stoppage time to earn point

Arlington, Texas (Aug. 15, 2020) - North Texas SC earned a late 3-3 draw in its first match against expansion side New England Revolution II at Globe Life Park Saturday night. 

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 4’ – Thomas Roberts scored the first goal of the game on a free kick that was driven through the wall and into the bottom left corner of the goal.
  • 34’ – New England levelled the match up through Nicolas Firmino, who volleyed it into the bottom right corner of the net.
  • 20’ – New England’s Isaac Angking took a shot in the right side of the six-yard box that was saved by Luis Zamudio
  • 27’ – The 2019 Golden Boot winner Ronaldo Damus headed the hosts into the lead from close range after a corner kick. 

Second Half:

  • 58’ – New England tied the game through Isaac Angking who simply taps it into an empty net after being set up by Tiago Mendonca.
  • 79’ – Angking scored his second of the night, a shot that came from outside of the 18-yard box ended in the top left corner of Zamudio’s goal.
  • 88’ – Derek Waldeck’s shot attempt from the outside of the box went just far right of the goal. 
  • 90’ – North Texas SC tied up the match after a series of bounces in the six yard box that is finally poked in by Alex Bruce.

Lineups: 

North Texas SC — Luis Zamudio, Derek Waldeck, Brecc Evans, Juan Alvarez (Lamar Batista 38’), Justin Che; Alisson dos Santos (Alex Bruce, 81’), Imanol Almaguer, Thomas Roberts (David Rodriguez 73’) ; Beni Redzic (Philip Ponder 81’), Collin Smith (Oscar Romero 74’), Ronaldo Damus

Substitutes not used — Carlos Avilez, Pedro Alves, Diego Hernandez

New England Revolution II — Joe Rice; Ryan Spaulding (Morris Matthews 90’), Collin Verfurth, Jonathan Bell, Colby Quinones, Lucas Maciel Felix, Tiago Mendonca (Hikaru Fujiwara 60’), Nicolas Firmino, Connor Presley (Kaori Fujiwara 79’), Mayele Malango (Orlando Sinclair 79‘), Isaac Angking

Substitutes not used — Keegan Meyer, Oskar Bloch, Meny Silva

Scoring Summary:
NTX: Thomas Roberts (Alvarez) — 4’
NE: Nicolas Firmino — 16’ 
NTX: Ronaldo Damus (Alvarez) — 27’  
NE: Isaac Angking (Mendonca) — 58’
NE: Isaac Angking (H. Fujiwara) — 79’
NTX: Alex Bruce (Batista) — 90’  

Misconduct Summary:
NE: Jonathan Bell (Caution) — 81’
NE: Colby Quinones (Caution) — 22’

Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 100℉
Attendance: 952

Referee: Lorenzo Hernandez

Assistant Referees: Jennifer Garner, Ken Mizuno

4th Official: Gloria Resendiz

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