Sidekicks Late Comeback Falls Short

by Caitlin Reilly

Mesquite, Texas (January 28, 2024)- The Dallas Sidekicks faced the Texas Outlaws for the fourth time this season and second matchup in Mesquite on Sunday afternoon. This is game four of their six-game series across the season.

The Outlaws quickly started the game with three goals in the first 5 minutes of the quarter. Outlaws goals were scored by Vini Dantas, Luiz Morales, and Cody Ellis. At the 7:54 mark, the Sidekicks finally ended the Outlaws score streak with a goal by Renato Torquato. The goal was assisted by Gustavo Piedra. Neither the Sidekicks nor the Outlaws scored in the remainder of the quarter.

Like the first quarter, the Outlaws started their hot scoring streak early with two goals in the first three minutes of the quarter with goals by Sebastian Mendez and Vini Dantas. At the 8:54 minute, Dantas scored his third of the game completing his hat trick. At halftime the score was 1-6.

The Outlaws scored in the first minute of the third quarter with a goal by Darren Mitchell. Sidekicks stopped the possibilities of an Outlaws score streak when Piedra scored at minute 3:13. A minute later, the Outlaws started the score streak with three unanswered goals which Darren Mitchell, Vini Dantas, and Sebastian Mendez scored. At 11:57, Sidekicks player, Jamie Lovegrove scored making the score 3-10.

Unlike the other quarters, the Sidekicks scored early with the sixth attacker and was scored by Lovegrove again at 1:18. Two minutes later, the Outlaws responded with a goal by Emmanuel Aguirre. A minute later, the Sidekicks scored by David Texeira and after that, they scored again with a goal by Colin O’Keefe. At 10:46, Dantas added his fifth goal of the game to the score sheet. A minute later, the Sidekicks scored again using the sixth attacker which was scored by Bradlee Baladez. The possibilities of a Sidekicks comeback were too late and the final score of the game was 7-12.

The Sidekicks are back at home next weekend as they take on the San Diego Sockers for the second time this season. Watch the Sidekicks on Saturday, February 3rd at 7 PM at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center for Youth Sports Night. Tickets start as low as $15. Visit for more information.

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.