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.

Lineups: 

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

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