Sidekicks Fall To Empire Strykers

by Caitlin Reilly

Allen, TX (December 18, 2022)- The Dallas Sidekicks took on the Empire Strykers at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center for the Sidekicks' second game of the season. It was Teddy Bear Toss Night. 

Strykers player, Adrian Perez, opened the scoring sheet at the 3-minute 28-second mark. Eight minutes into the first quarter, the Strykers scored a power-play goal by Justin Stinson. Sidekicks player Albert Rodriguez scored the only Sidekicks goal in the first quarter. After Rodriguez’s goal, teddy bears were thrown on the field to donate to a local charity.  After the 1st quarter, the score was 2-1 Strykers. 

In the second quarter, Strykers player, Franck Tayou, scored with an assist by Robert Palmer at the three-minute mark of the game. The Sidekicks then followed up by scoring two goals which Albert Rodriguez and Flavio Guzman scored making it a tied game. However, Strykers player, Gabriel Costa scored at the ten-minute mark making the score 4-3 at halftime. 

In the third quarter, the Strykers dominated scoring three goals with goals by Justin Stinson, Franck Tayou, and Gabriel Costa. Sidekicks player, Gustavo Piedra scored at the nine-minute mark of the game making the score 7-4 Strykers. 

In the fourth quarter, Strykers player, Adrien Perez,  scored and Sidekicks followed back up with a goal by Gustavo Piedra. Later on, the Strykers scored a goal from Adam James. Flavio Guzman scored the last goal of the game, but it was too late for a Sidekicks comeback making the final score 9-6 Strykers.

The Sidekicks have their next home game of the season on Thursday, December 29th at 7 PM for Family Night! There will be $1.00 hot dogs! Tickets are on sale now at or by calling the office at (469)-393-0160. 


The Dallas Sidekicks is 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

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