HOUSTON _ The Fort Worth Vaqueros were 15 minutes away from their first road win of the season. Instead, late pressure from the home team resulted in mistakes by the visitors and the Houston Regals earned a 2-1 victory against Fort Worth on Friday.
The match marked the first of a two-game road weekend for Fort Worth. The Vaqueros (1-3-2, 5 points) head to San Antonio for a match on Sunday against the first place Corinthians (6-0, 18 points).
FORT WORTH, Texas _ It took some heroics from Fort Worth goalkeeper Arturo Sanchez, but the Vaqueros bounced back from their recent loss to FC Wichita with a 1-0 shutout of the Joplin Demize. It was Fort Worth’s first win of the season, moving their record to 1-2-2, 5 points, while the Joplin Demize fell to 4-1-1, 13 points. Joplin defeated Fort Worth 2-1 in Missouri on May 23, so it was a bit of payback match for the Vaqueros.
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While we are not currently staffed enough to cover the games directly, we have reached out to them to try to arrange coverage so you can follow them here.
As we encourage everyone to consume as much soccer as they can stomach, we certainly recommend you take in one of these games.
FORT WORTH _ A sluggish start to Thursday’s match left the Vaqueros in a deep first half hole that they were not able to overcome as they fell 5-0 to the visiting FC Wichita at Texas Wesleyan’s Martin Field.
A rowdy crowd on College Night mixed with the Panther City Hellfire created a chanting, singing, drum beating atmosphere on a beautiful Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough to push the Vaqueros (0-2-2, 2 points) to victory.