Dallas Sidekicks Falls To Florida Tropics Friday Night

by Bob Heckel

Allen, Texas (Jan. 7, 2017) – The Dallas Sidekicks move to 4-7 in Major Arena Soccer League play with a 8-6 lose Friday night to the Florida Tropics.

The Sidekicks got out to an early 1-0 lead with VcMor Eligwe scoring right at the buzzer to end the first quarter. The Sidekicks lead would only last minutes as Florida  would equalize and take the lead in the second quarter with goals scored by Maycon Franca and Lucas Montelares. The Sidekicks entered the match with a record of 0-3 when trailing at halftime.

The Tropics came out firing in the third quarter with goals scored by Jowayne Laidley, Victor Parreiras, and Freddy Moojen scoring 2 goals.

Dallas’ answered with goals scored by Cameron Brown and Cody Ellis to cut into Florida’s lead 6-3. 

Forward, Cameron Brown has scored in 22 consecutive Major Arena Soccer League matches. Cameron Brown achieved his feat for the Dallas Sidekicks across two seasons in 2015-16. Brown missed game 12 of last season at Brownsville, but he scored at least one goal in games 9, 10, 11, and 13-20 of last season as well as all 11 games of this year.

The Sidekicks came out hot in the fourth quarter with goals scored by Clint Ritter, Cameron Brown and Jamie Lovegrove but the Tropics offense was too much to handle. The Tropics closed out the game strong in the fourth quarter with goals scored by Robbie Aristodemo and Freddy Moojen scoring his third goal of the night.

Fans will get a chance to see the Sidekicks in action again at www.MASL.tv when the Sidekicks travel to Baltimore to play the Blast tomorrow at (7:05 p.m. EST).

Individual tickets for 2016-17 home games are now on sale. Season and group tickets are available by calling 469-200-GOAL or emailing tickets@dallassidekicks.com. To get the latest team updates, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram @GoSidekicks or on Facebook at facebook.com/GoSidekicks.