By Midland-Odessa Sockers FC
Midland-Odessa Sockers FC rolled into Laredo, TX on June 6th feeling pretty good about their current standing in the NPSL Lone Star Conference four games into the season. The Sockers left Laredo feeling even better.
At the 18th minute mark of the match, Sockers midfielder Miguel Salazar found Julio Vargas streaking down the field, and Vargas took over from there. After slotting home the game’s first goal, it didn’t take long for Vargas to strike again.
One minute later, in the 19th minute, it was Eduardo Bonatto’s turn to find Vargas. Remarkably, just 19 minutes into the game, the Sockers found themselves up 2-0 in one of the NPSL’s toughest places to play. Vargas decided he would return the scoring favor to one of his teammates in the 26th as he assisted Trevor Amann’s goal.
The Sockers would go on to score again in the 54th as Alex Cordon found the back of the next after receiving a pass from Miguel Salazar. This would prove to be all of the scoring the Sockers would need this night as they walked out of Texas A&M International University with a 4-0 win over the Laredo Heat.
The Sockers have traditionally found Laredo to be a tough place to claim three points. This Sockers FC victory is only the club’s second win in the city of Laredo.
Sitting now at 4-0-1, the Sockers boarded the bus to head to the outskirts of Houston for a match against Katy 1895 FC.
Photo Credit: Laredo Heat Soccer Club