Sidekicks Can’t Get Last Goal in Loss to Stars

by Alex S

Alex S.

Allen, TX (February 15, 2020)– The Dallas Sidekicks lost at home against the Tacoma Stars 5-4. The Sidekicks next game will be at home Feb. 23rd, 2020 at 3.00PM CT against the San Diego Sockers at the Allen Event Center in Allen, TX presented for Sunday Funday presented by nue vodka.

The Stars came out strong and peppered Sidekicks goalkeeper Juan Gamboa with shots, but Gamboa was able to save them all during the first half of the quarter. Stars’ player Alex Caceres was called for tripping and received a blue card which put the Sidekicks on the power play with seven minutes and fifteen seconds left in the first quarter. The Sidekicks caught Stars goalkeeper Danny Waltman out of position and Sidekicks’ player Victor Almendariz put one in the net and brought the Sidekicks in the lead 1-0. The Stars answered back when Alex Megson scored to tie the game 1-1. The quarter ended with it all tied up.

The second quarter started out strong for Dallas when Frederico Moojen heel kicked one into the net from an assist by Josh Hernandez to bring the Sidekicks up 2-1. Halfway through the quarter the Stars answered back when Micheal Ramos put one past Gamboa to tie the score up 2-2. Neither team managed to score the rest of the quarter and they went to the locker rooms with the scoreboard even.

The third quarter started and within four minutes the Stars scored when Micheal Ramos found an opening and slid one into the net and put the Stars in the lead 3-2. The ball got away from the Sidekicks, but defenders quickly quelled what could have been a goal when Gamboa was high up on the field in the closing minutes of the third quarter. Sidekicks’ player Luiz Felipe Xavier De Andrade was called for boarding and the Stars went on a power play. Dallas was unable to kill the penalty and Micheal Ramos scored his third goal of the night and increased the Stars’ lead 4-2 and the quarter ended with the Sidekicks down by two.

The fourth quarter was ushered in by the Sidekicks’ traditional balloon pop. Sidekicks’ player Ricardinho Cavalcante was called for tripping and the Stars got a delayed blue card and put in a sixth attacker to take full advantage of the Sidekicks being a man down. The delay ended without a score, but the Stars went on an immediate power play as a result of the blue card. The Stars’ Dan Antoniuk put one in on an assist from Ramos to increase the Stars’ lead 5-2. The Sidekicks put their sixth to get a man advantage against the Stars which left the Sidekicks’ goal exposed but the risk paid off. The Stars received a blue card when Derek Johnson was called for tripping and the Sidekicks got an immediate power play goal scored by Gustavo Piedra to cut the Stars lead 5-3 with a little under two minutes to play. The Sidekicks kept in their sixth attacker and Moojen got his second of the night to get to within one of the Stars at 4-5 with less than a minute remaining. The Sidekicks weren’t able to pull out the win despite a valiant effort in the remaining seconds of the game. The Stars walked away with a win with the score remaining at 5-4, in the Stars favor.

Be sure to come to the Sidekicks next home game on Feb. 23rd, 2020 at 3.00PM CT against the San Diego Sockers at the Allen Event Center in Allen, TX presented for Sunday Funday presented by nue vodka. Single-game tickets are on sale now for all home games and season tickets are still available. Call the Sidekicks at 469.393.0165 for more information.

MASL Match Report
Match: Dallas Sidekicks vs Tacoma Stars
Date: February 15, 2020
Venue: Allen Event Center; Allen, TX
Kickoff: 7.00PM CT


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