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North Texas SC Remains Undefeated Despite Slow Starts

While FC Dallas suffered another loss, North Texas SC grabbed a late win at Rapids 2 behind a PK from Pedrinho and an opportune strike from Tarik Scott.

First of all, no Afterburn Soccer Show tonight. I think Jose is still traveling back from Colorado, so we’ll look for a trip report as he had to watch FC Dallas lose on foreign soil. Stay tuned for a rescheduled show later in the week.

While FC Dallas continues to struggle, North Texas Soccer Club are striding out of the great, undefeated in their first five matches of the season.

Against the Rapids 2, the young team had a rough first 45, although they remained pesky enough in the backline to ward off potential attacks from the home side. Apparently, head coach John Gall found the right words to motivate the guys. As the second half unfolded, North Texas took control.

First, Pedrinho drew a penalty late in the second half and stepped up to slot the opening goal home.

Then Rapids 2 had a player sent off for a second yellow which opened the game up, as Colorado pushed for an equalizer.

Late in stoppage time, Tarik Scott essentially passed the ball into the back of the net for the game’s second goal, his third of the season.

All in all, the performance from North Texas has the makings of a team hungry to continue to grow and fight for every chance. I continue to be amazed at academy alum Michael Collodi in goal, who is quickly making a case for a look with the senior team down the line. The senior side needs to practice with these kids, maybe get some of the mojo to run around and play with risk, joy, and courage.

I can’t recommend enough to watch North Texas if you are feeling the hurt as an FC Dallas fan right now. At the least, it will give you some hope for the future as young guys fly around and exhibit what fans want to see week in and out in Frisco.

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