North Texas SC falls 4-2 at Sporting Kansas City II

Lawrence, KS (July 2, 2022) – North Texas SC (9-3-2, 30 points) lost 4-2 to Sporting KC II (6-6-2, 20 points) at Rock Chalk Park on Saturday night.

BEST STRIKER
North Texas SC top scorer Bernard Kamungo took his tally to nine goals this season, third in MLS NEXT Pro. The striker has registered five goals and two assists in his last six games.

SILVER LINERS
The 4-2 loss was the first time North Texas SC lost by more than a goal this season. The club remains in first place in the Western Conference with 30 points in 14 games.

BOX SCORE BREAKDOWN
North Texas SC recorded 23 shots to Kansas City’s 14, while both teams had 12 shots on target. Possession was even at 50% for both clubs while North Texas had nine corner kicks to SKC’s three.

NEXT: NORTH TEXAS SC FACING SAN JOSE II EARTHQUAKE
North Texas SC hosts San Jose Earthquakes II on Sunday, July 10 at Choctaw Stadium. The match will also be streamed on MLSNEXTPro.com beginning at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Compositions
North Texas SC — Felipe Carneiro; Blake Pope, Alejandro Araneda (Chase Niece – 73′), Pau Amedume, Isaiah Parker; Derek Waldeck (André Costa – 58′), Santiago Ferreira (Blaine Ferri – 73′), Hope Avayevu; Bernard Kamungo, José Mulato (Pablo Torre – 58′), Luis Miguel (Collin Smith – 46′).

Substitutes not used — Seth Wilson.

Sporting KC II — John Pulskamp; Cole McLagan, Cade Thomson (Curtez Kellman – 46′), Esai Easley, Joseph Tetteh; Collin Fernandez, Spencer Glass; Bakary Bagayoko (Guy Michaeli – 30′), Josh Coan, Julian Vazquez; Rauf Salifu.

Substitutes not used — Ethan Bandre, Paul Agyei, Draven Barnett, TJ Fatah, Coby Jones, Mikey Lenis, Jahon Rad.

Scoring summary:
NTX: Bernard Kamungo (Isaiah Parker) — 15′
CSK: Rauf Salifu (Collin Fernandez) — 37′
CSK: Rauf Salifu (Guy Michaeli) — 44′
CSK: Rauf Salifu (Guy Michaeli) — 51′
NTX: Pablo Torre — 70′
CSK: Rauf Salifu — 72′

Summary of misconduct:
NTX: Blake Pope (careful) – 44′
CSK: Collin Fernandez (careful) – 65′
CSK: Rauf Salifu (careful) – 72′
NTX: André Costa (warning) – 89′

Arbitrator: Alyssa Nichols
Assistant referees: Michael O’Reilly (1), AJ Franklin (2)
Fourth official: Drew Klemp

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