Austin FC II Fights To High-Scoring Draw With North Texas SC


Austin FC II fought to a road draw in a back-and-forth battle against in-state rivals North Texas SC on Saturday night at Choctaw Stadium. The match finished 3-3 after 90 minutes, and NTSC won the ensuing penalty shootout 5-3.

The hosts took the lead in the 12th minute but the Verde & Black responded just one minute later to equalize, as Sébastien Pineau netted his team-high fourth goal of the season. ATXFC II then went ahead themselves before halftime when Antonio Gomez headed in a cross from Rubén Bonachera.

Momentum swung back in North Texas' favor in the second half as they grabbed goals in the 60th and 79th minutes to go up 3-2. Austin found yet another game-tying goal in the dying moments though, forcing a North Texas own goal in the 89th minute to ensure they would take home a point.

Goal-Scoring Summary

NTX (1-0) - Enes Sali 12'

ATX (1-1) - Sébastien Pineau 13'

ATX (1-2) - Antonio Gomez 37'

NTX (2-2) - Pedro Fonseca 60'

NTX (3-2) - Tarik Scott 79'

ATX (3-3) - Abdoul Zanne (own goal) 89'

Match Information

Venue: Choctaw Stadium (Arlington, TX)

Weather: Sunny, 92 degrees

Referee: Benjamin Meyer

Assistant Referee: Sarah Gaddes

Assistant Referee: Rebecca Luther

Fourth Official: Brandon Queri

Next Match

Austin FC II will play the 7th away match and 14th match overall of its 2024 MLS NEXT Pro regular season against Sporting Kansas City II on Sunday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. CT at Rock Chalk Park. The match will be available to watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.