SAN JOSE, Calif. – Earthquakes II drew to North Texas SC 0-0 in regulation and won 5-3 in a penalty shootout on Friday evening at PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif. Both sides drew scoreless through 90 minutes to force a penalty shootout, where Earthquakes II made all five from the spot to grab the extra point. Goalkeeper Eric De La Cerda stopped North Texas’ second attempt, while midfielder Cam Cilley sealed the victory with a low right shot past goalkeeper Julian Eyestone.
Earthquakes II will now prepare face Austin FC II on the road on Friday, May 19. The match will kick off from Parmer Field in Austin, Texas at 6 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.
2023 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Earthquakes II 0 (5) – 0 (3) North Texas SC
Friday, May 12, 2023 – PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif.
QII – Oscar Verhoevan (caution) 33’
NTX – Pablo Torre (caution) 37’
NTX – Yeicar Perlaza (caution) 69’
QII – Alex Chow (caution) 70’
NTX – Carl Sainté (caution) 87’
QII – Cam Cilley (caution) 90’
Penalty Shootout Summary:
QII – Eduardo Blancas (goal)
NTX – Henri Santos (goal)
QII – Rodolfo Castro Jr. (goal)
NTX – Nolan Norris (no goal)
QII – Roberto Hategan (goal)
NTX- Diego Hernandez (goal)
QII- Edwin Mendoza (goal)
NTX- Carl Sainté (goal)
QII- Cam Cilley (goal)
EARTHQUAKES II: Eric De La Cerda; Keegan Tingey, Daniel Munie (Alejandro Cano 68’), Oscar Verhoeven Cam Cilley; Edwyn Mendoza, Jerry Ayon (C) (Sebastian Carbajal 85’), Alex Chow (Roberto Hategan 76’); Cruz Medina (Eduardo Blancas 67’), Rodolfo Castro Jr., Will Richmond(Martin Kwende Jr. 67’).
Substitutes not used: Giancarlo Mota Morfin, Emi Ochoa (GK), Nathan Rodrigues.
SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 16; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 1
NORTH TEXAS SC: Julian Eyestone; Tyshawn Rose, Nolan Norris, Henri Santos, Yeicar Perlaza (Diego Hernandez 76’); Alejandro Urzua (Carl Sainté 66’), Andre Costa (Alejandro Araneda 77’), Diego García; Hope Avayevu, Pablo Torre (Diego Pepi 59’), Tomas Pondeca (Theo Henrique 76’).
Substitutes not used: Manuel Caicedo, Justin Stewart (GK).
SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; FOULS: 12; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: