Hello Tyler FC Kings Fans!!
Last nights starting line up:
(Top Row Left to Right) Goalkeeper and Captain Erik Mozzo, Fernando Arellano, Tony Bravo, RJ Slayer, David Lopez, Derrick Krone, Christophe Madi,
(Bottom Row Left to Right) "Ponchito" , Sergio Gonzalez, "Chikis", Alex Sanchez.
Last night Tyler FC played vs the conference champions, The Houston Dutch Lions. This was an action packed game from the beginning! Within the first 20 Minutes TFC striker Tony Bravo found himself 2 shots and 1 shot on target putting the Dutch Lions on their heels. Shortly After Tony Bravo capitalized on a mistake made by the Dutch Lions Goalkeeper putting the Kings up 1-0 for the half, and giving Tony Bravo his first goal, and Tyler FC's first goal in the NPSL for the 2017 season.
In the second half Tyler FC found themselves in trouble as Many fouls were called against the TFC Kings. On one of these fouls the Dutch Lions served the ball in from the free kick spot 30 yards out. TFC failed to clear the ball and the Dutch Lions were able tie the game 1-1. Then late into the second half the Dutch Lions were given yet another free kick off of a weak foul called by the ref against Tyler FC midfielder Alfonso "Ponchito" Ochoa. The Dutch Lions served the ball in near post and found a striker that was able to "bicycle kick" the ball past TFC Goalkeeper Erik Mozzo and were now ahead 2-1 putting Tyler FC under some serious pressure.
The game started heating up and became very physical toward the end of the game. In the 85' minute and only about 5 minutes remaining in the game the Dutch Lions #8 elbowed TFC Defender Fernando Arellano where the ref immediately Red Carded the Houston side. Fernando Arellano had his right eye cut open therefore he was substituted off and defender Jamal Henry was the replacement.
Tyler FC fans were really drawn into the game and began to grow loud as the intensity grew on the field and and the fans showed massive support for their team! With all their support, substitution midfielder Enoch Shipman was able to take advantage of Houston being down a player from the red card. TFC were now in extra time, in the 93' Minute Enoch was able to slot in a goal assisted by player Derrick Krone equalizing the game 2-2! Shortly after the goal the ref blew the whistle and called the game.
This thriller of a game had fans on the edge of their seats! Although Tyler FC take 1 point away for the tie they have failed to win a game in the past 3 games putting their record at 0-wins 2-ties and 1-loss. Tyler FC play Shreveport Rafters this Saturday June 3, 7:30pm in Tyler! We hope to have all of our fans there and to keep supporting our Kings of Tyler!