8.19.20 NTXvFTL recap dl
Fort Lauderdale CF

MATCH RECAP: North Texas SC 2, Fort Lauderdale CF 3

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2020) - North Texas SC’s comeback attempt falls short as the club loses 3-2 to Fort Lauderdale CF on the road. 

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 9’ – Benjamin Redzic nearly opened the scoring after his attempt was deflected for a corner kick.
  • 28’ – Fort Lauderdale’s Ricky Lopez-Espin scored the opener with a left-footed shot from outside of the box that found the bottom left corner.
  • 36’ – Lopez-Espin scored his second of the night after Eduardo Sosa set him up for a close-range tap-in.
  • 39’ – Oscar Romero scored his first goal of the season from the penalty spot to cut the deficit in half. 

Second Half:

  • 57’ – Felipe Valencia scored the third goal of the night for Fort Lauderdale after Avilez was unable to keep his effort out following back-to-back saves. 
  • 64’ – Oscar Romero’s free kick attempt landed just over the crossbar.
  • 75’ – A perfectly executed set piece play saw Alisson dos Santos score his first North Texas after Brecc Evans steered his header into Alisson’s path right in front of goal.


North Texas SC — Carlos Avilez, Justin Che, Brecc Evans, Lamar Batista (Philip Ponder - 60’), Derek Waldeck; Imanol Almaguer (Gibran Rayo - 24’), Alisson dos Santos, Collin Smith; David Rodriguez (Alex Bruce - 60’), Beni Redzic (Oscar Romero - 15’), Ronaldo Damus 

Substitutes not used — Luis Zamudio

Fort Lauderdale CF — Dylan Castanheira, Brian Rosales, Ian Fray, Ethan Hardin, Sami Guediri (Christian Young - 45’); Blaine Ferri (Francisco Raggio - 70’), Servando Carrasco, Edison Azcona; Felipe Valencia (Andres Cardenas - 70’), RIcky Lopez-Espin (Dairon Reyes - 80’), Eduardo Sosa (Joshua Saavedra - 90’)

Substitutes not used — Andre Zuluaga-Silva, Modesto Mendez

Scoring Summary:
FTL:  Ricky Lopez-Espin (Sosa)  — 28’  
FTL:  Ricky Lopez-Espin (Sosa)  — 36’ 
NTSC:  Oscar Romero — 39’ 
FTL:  Felipe Valencia  — 56’  
NTSC: Alisson Dos Santos (Evans)  — 75’

Misconduct Summary:
FTL: Servando Carrasco (Caution) — 14’
NTSC: Alisson dos Santos (Caution) — 25’
FTL: Ethan Hardin (Caution) — 62’
FTL: Dairon Reyes (Caution) — 86’
FTL: Dylan Castanheira (Caution) — 89’
NTX: Oscar Romero  (Caution) — 90’

Weather: Cloudy, 81℉

Referee: Alex Billeter 
Assistant Referees: Fritz Barberousse, Andres Vidales
4th Official: Corey Wilt