Dynamo 2 earned their fifth win


FRISCO, Texas (Saturday, April 23, 2022) – Dynamo 2 earned their fifth win in as many games with a 3-2 victory over North Texas SC this afternoon at Toyota Stadium. 


Dynamo 2 netted the game-winner in a back-and-forth affair in the 85th minute through a diving header from forward Beto Avila. Midfielder Brooklyn Raines collected the ball centrally and played it wide to defender Mujeeb Murana on the right flank. The Dynamo right back whipped a cross into the six-yard box where Avila ran onto it and powered the ball home. 


The game’s first goal came in the 17th minute for North Texas SC, as Andre Costa received the ball from Mulato in an attacking position. Costa then cut back to create enough space to get a shot off that found the far top corner of the net to put the FC Dallas MLS NEXT Pro affiliate on top 1-0. This marked the first time all season that Dynamo 2 conceded a goal in open play.  


Dynamo 2 equalized in the 21st minute, as the team earned a free kick just outside of the eighteen-yard-box. Midfielder Diego Gonzlez took the shot and curled the ball just over the wall and into the back of the net for the equalizer. This was the first goal in MLS NEXT Pro for Gonzlez, who was making his first start for the team. 


Dynamo 2 struck once again, this time just before the end of the first half, to take a 2-1 lead into the locker room at halftime. The team drew a corner kick in the third minute of added time, and after a strike from Avila, the shot ricocheted off of defender Talen Maples and found the back of the net. 


North Texas SC pulled level in the 55th minute, when Jose Mulato received a pass from Hope Avayevu and maneuvered around the Dynamo 2 defense before getting off a shot from distance that found the back of the net to tie the game at two goals apiece.  


The first chance of the game came from North Texas, as Jose Mulato got behind the defense in an attacking play in the fifth minute. His shot, however, was corralled by Dynamo 2 goalkeeper Andrew Pannenberg, who was making his MLS NEXT Pro debut.  


Dynamo 2 will continue its two-game road trip next weekend when they travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Tacoma Defiance at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.  


The team will return home the following week when they face Colorado Rapids 2 at AVEVA Stadium at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. For tickets and additional information, visit HoustonDynamoFC.com




Houston Dynamo FC (5-0-0; 15 pts.) 3-2 North Texas SC (3-1-1; 11 pts.) 

MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season – Week 5 

Toyota Stadium – Frisco, Texas 







North Texas SC 

Houston Dynamo 2 


NTX: Andre Costa 1 (Jose Mulato 1) 17 

HOU: Diego Gonzlez 1 (unassisted) 21 

HOU: Talen Maples 1 (Roberto Avila 1) 45+3 

NTX: Jose Mulato 1 (Hope Avayevu 4) 55 

HOU: Beto Avila 5 (Mujeeb Murana 2) 85 



North Texas SC: Felipe Carneiro; Isaiah Parker, Lucas Bartlett, Paul Amedume (Chase Niece 76), Collin Smith; Derek Waldeck, Santiago Ferreira (Blaine Ferri 46), Andre Costa (Pablo Torres 76); Hope Avayevu (Luis Cardoso 66), Jose Mulato (Blake Pope 75), Bernard Kamungo 


Unused substitutes: Seth Wilson, Tomas Lacerda 


Total shots: 15 (Bernard Kamungo, Jose Mulato 3); Shots on goal: 3 (Jose Mulato 2); Fouls: 27 (Hope Avayevu, André Costa, Derek Waldeck 4); Offside: 1 (Collin Smith 1); Corner kicks: 4; Saves: 4 (Felipe Carneiro 4) 


Dynamo 2: Andrew Pannenberg; Ian Hoffman, Sterling Penniston-John, Talen Maples (C), Mujeeb Murana; Diego Gonzlez, Brooklyn Raines, Paulo Lima; Jathan Juarez (Reese Miller 88), Beto Avila (Joseph Farouz 88), Papa N’Doye (Jacob Evans 66) 


Unused substitutes: John Munteanu, Cesar Cordova, Joyner Castillo, D’Alessandro Herrera, Erick Monge 


Total shots: 14 (Beto Avila, Papa N’Doye 4); Shots on goal: 7 (Papa N’Doye 3); Fouls: 12 (Beto Avila 3); Offside: 0; Corner kicks: 9; Saves: 1 (Andrew Pannenberg 1) 



NTX: Hope Avayevu (caution; foul) 22 

NTX: Santiago Ferreira (caution; foul) 41 

NTX: Collin Smith (caution; foul) 74 

NTX: Derek Waldeck (caution; foul) 80 

HOU: Reese Miller (caution; time wasting) 90+1 



Referee: Lorenzo Hernandez 

Assistant Referee: Ken Mizuno 

Assistant Referee: Matt Trotter 

Fourth Official: Gloria Resendiz 


Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy  

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