match recap

ARLINGTON, Texas – Earthquakes II defeated North Texas SC 3-1 on Sunday evening at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The win sees Quakes II extend their unbeaten match streak to six and improve to a 4-3-1 record on the road.

North Texas SC opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a goal from Isaiah Parker. Quakes II leveled and later took the lead with goals from Eduardo Blancas in the 35th and 51st minute. His brace marked his fourth and fifth goals of the season. Earthquakes II tallied their third and final goal of the night via penalty taken by Will Richmond in the 83rd minute.

Blancas’ second goal also marked the 500th goal scored in MLS NEXT Pro history.

Earthquakes II will now return to San Jose before hitting the road again to face Colorado Rapids 2 on Friday, July 15. Kickoff from the University of Denver Soccer Stadium is scheduled for 3 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on MLSNEXTPro.com.

MATCH INFORMATION

2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season

North Texas SC 1 – 3 Earthquakes II

Sunday, July 10, 2022 – Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas

adidas Player of the Match: Eduardo Blancas

Scoring Summary:

NTX (1-0) – Isaiah Parker (Pablo Torre) 18’

SJ (1-1) – Eduardo Blancas (unassisted) 35’

SJ (2-1) – Eduardo Blancas (unassisted) 51’

SJ (3-1) – Will Richmond (penalty) 83’

Misconduct Summary:

NTX – Hope Avayevu (caution) 14’

SJ – Eduardo Blancas (caution) 37’

NTX – Hope Avayevu (ejection) 45+3’

SJ – Israel Carrillo (caution) 63’

NTX – André Costa (caution) 76’

NTX – Paul Amedume (caution) 86’

SJ – Jerry Ayon (caution) 86’

SJ – Nathan Scott (caution) 87’

NORTH TEXAS SC: Antonio Carrera; Nolan Norris (Dylan Lacy 87), Chase Niece (José Mulato 46), Paul Amedume, Blake Pope (Alejandro Urzua 75); Santiago Ferreira (Bernard Kamungo 46), André Luiz Costa, Isaiah Parker, Hope Avayevu, Collin Smith; Pablo Torre (Blaine Ferri 46).

Substitutes not used: Alejandro Araneda, Will Baker, Felipe Carneiro de Souza, Derek Waldeck.

SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 6; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1

EARTHQUAKES II: Emi Ochoa; Erick Reyes (Alejandro Cano 90+2), Ethan Kohler, Israel Carrillo, Omar Lemus; George Asomani (Nathan Scott 46), Will Richmond, Eduardo Blancas (Joaquin Eisenberg 73), Jerry Ayon, Max Arfsten (Cruz Medina 66); Rudy Castro.

Substitutes not used: Benjamin Asiaba, Eric De La Cerda, Miles Robinson.

SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 4