The following appears courtesy of Fort Worth Vaqueros Media Relations.
FORT WORTH, Texas _ The Vaqueros took a break from NPSL South Central Conference play on Saturday against a Major League Soccer developmental squad where they fell, 3-0, to the Houston Dynamo u-23s.
MLS represents the highest level of professional soccer in the U.S. while the Vaqueros play in the 4th division.
The Vaqueros more than held their own against the young professionals of the Dynamo u-23s during the opening frame. Fort Worth coach Mark Snell played his starting 11 for the first half. Houston scored its lone first half goal off a corner kick.
With three league matches in the next six days, Snell utilized his young players in the second half. The fresh legs and faces held their own but gave up a pair of goals in the final 45 minutes.
“We knew the game was going to be disjointed due to all the substitutions,” Vaqueros coach Mark Snell said. “We limited most of the players playing time due to our schedule next week of 3 games in five days and so some of our players who don’t see a lot of playing time got to play a half.”
The Vaqueros return to action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Martin Field against the Tulsa Athletics. The club will host a Women’s World Cup watching party prior to the Vaqueros match at Martin Field in the Beer Garden starting at 5 p.m. The United States women are in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup against Germany at 6 p.m.