Sidekicks Come Up Short on Second Night of Doubleheader

by Caitlin Reilly

Sidekicks Come Up Short on Second Night of Doubleheader

Mesquite, Texas (March 3rd, 2024) – The Dallas Sidekicks faced the Texas Outlaws on Sunday night for the fifth time this season. The Outlaws lead the series 3-1 going into the game.

The first quarter was filled with back-and-forth goals. The Outlaws scored first in the game when Julio Varela scored at 2:05. A minute and a half later, the Outlaws added another one to the board when David Ortiz scored. Sidekicks player, Anthony Powell ended the goal streak for the Outlaws when he scored a minute after the Ortiz goal. Sidekicks player, Blas Pérez tied up the game at 10:32, but it was not tied for long because Outlaws forward, Vinicius Dantas scored 20 seconds later. The Outlaws added another goal to their lead with a goal scored by Brenden Lee. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 2-4.

At minute 4:30 in the second quarter, the Sidekicks scored with a goal by Jamie Lovegrove. Three minutes later, the Sidekicks tied the game again when Oscar Romero scored. Like the first quarter, the tied game was short-lived because Outlaws player Varela scored his second goal of the game. In the last minute of the quarter, the Outlaws added to their lead when Erik Macias scored. At the end of the second quarter, the score was 4-6.

Unlike the first and second quarters with lots of goals on both sides, there was only one goal scored in the third quarter. That goal was scored by Sidekicks midfielder, Gustavo Piedra making the Sidekicks only down by 1.

40 seconds into the fourth quarter, the Outlaws scored again and were up by two for the fourth time in the game. The goal was scored by Sebastian Mendez. Three minutes later, Outlaws forward Dantas added another goal and were up by three goals for the first time in the game. The Sidekicks pulled goalkeeper, Juan Gamboa and used the sixth attacker which was Oscar Romero.  At 10:56, the Outlaws scored an empty net goal. Three minutes later, the sixth attacker was successful because Blas Pérez scored his second goal of the game. With only two minutes left in the game, the Sidekicks could not make a comeback. The final score of the game was 6-9.

The Sidekicks are on the road next weekend as they take on the Harrisburg Heat for the first time this season. The Sidekicks are back at home on Wednesday, March 3rd at 7 PM for Hero Night. Join us as we honor local heroes in the community. Tickets are on sale now at

About the Dallas Sidekicks

The Dallas Sidekicks are an American professional indoor soccer team of the Major Arena Soccer League. The organization was established in 1984, is headquartered in Allen, Texas, and plays all home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center in Allen. Follow the Sidekicks at and on their social media channels: Facebook: @gosidekicksofficial Twitter: @gosidekicks Instagram: @gosidekicksofficial

About the Major Arena Soccer League

The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.