Dallas Sidekicks v. Chicago Mustangs – 1-12-13 Preview

Dallas looks to avenge season’s only loss

By Paul Bottoni

The Dallas Sidekicks enters Saturday’s home match against the Chicago Mustangs looking to get back to its winning ways.

Dallas (8-1) enters the game coming off its first defeat of the season, an 8-7 overtime loss to Chicago (8-2) on Jan. 6.

The Sidekicks entered the fourth quarter of the game with a 3-2 lead, only to allow the Mustangs to score 5 goals in the final quarter while netting only 4 goals. Chicago’s Bryan Velazquez completed the comeback when he notched the winning goal 4:57 minutes into overtime.

Despite the loss, the Sidekicks hold a half-game Central Division lead over the Mustangs.

Franck Mbemba leads Sidekicks players in points with 22 (16 goals, 6 assists), followed by Jamie Lovegrove’s 18 (14 goals, 4 assists).

Nestor Hernandez paces the Chicago club with 34 points (23 goals, 11 assists), good for third-most in the PASL.

Saturday’s match starts at 7 p.m. at the Allen Event Arena.

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