Sidekicks Fall Short In Overtime

by Caitlin Reilly

Allen, Texas (January 15, 2023)- The Dallas Sidekicks faced the Mesquite Outlaws on Sunday, January 15th at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center.

In the first quarter of the game, Outlaws player, Erik Macias, scored the game's first goal in the three-minute mark. 28 seconds later, Outlaws player, Luiz Morales scored a power-play goal. At the nine-minute mark of the first quarter, Sidekicks player Albert Rodriguez scored with an assist by Oscar Romero. Outlaws’ player, Jorge Deleon finished the scoring sheet in the first quarter at the 10-minute mark. The score at the end of the quarter was 1-3.

The second quarter had one goal each on both teams. The Outlaws scored the first goal in the quarter by Luiz Morales. The Sidekicks goal was scored by Albert Rodriguez. Both Morales and Rodriguez had two goals scored already in the game. Going into halftime, the score was 2-4.

The third quarter looked like the Outlaws were going to pull away with three goals scored. Outlaws player Sebastian Mendez scored 47 seconds into the third quarter. Sidekicks player Gustavo Piedra scored the next goal. Outlaws players, Luiz Morales and Jorge Deleon scored the next goals. The third quarter looked like the Outlaws would pull away in the match with the score being 3-7.

The fourth quarter was filled with Sidekicks goals. The first goal in the quarter was scored by Cameron Brown 46 seconds in. This is Brown’s 100th goal for the Sidekicks. A minute later, Sidekicks player, Oscar Romero scored. Sidekicks players, Renato Torquato and Ahmed Zaky scored their first professional goals. At the end of regulation, the score was tied 7-7.

49 seconds into overtime Outlaws player Sebastian Mendez scored the golden goal.

The Sidekicks are back at home on January 29 for First Responders Night. Kickoff is at 1 PM. Score your tickets today by visiting, calling the office at (469) 393-0160, or emailing


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