by McKayla Malloy

MESQUITE, Texas (December 17, 2023) – Texas Outlaws win 7-6 against the Kansas City Comets in Independence, Missouri, ending the Comet’s 4-game winning streak. The Outlaws are now 2-2-1 and the Comets are 4-1-0.


The game in Missouri started with a goal from the home team, the Comets, within 30 seconds of the game, scored by Ramone Palmer. The Outlaws tried to even up the score in the 3rd minute with 5 shots by both David Ortiz and Sebastian Mendez, all saved by Comet goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu. Finally, in the 6th minute of the quarter, Luiz Morales scored for the Outlaws, assisted by David Ortiz, tying the game at 1-1. In the 12th minute, Erik Macias got his second goal of the season. The Outlaws on top 2-1, going into the second quarter. Zach Reget got his first goal of the game in the second quarter in the 6th minute. Outlaws quickly countered a minute later with a goal for Uzi Tayou, assisted by Luiz Morales, putting the Outlaws on top again. Reget, assisted by Ignacio Flores, scored again for the Comets in the 12th minute of the quarter, tying the game up once again, now 3-3, going into the second half.


Henry Ramirez started the second half scoring for the Comets, with a goal in the first minute, assisted by Lucas Sosa, putting the Comets up 4-3. Luiz Morales got his second goal of the night in the 3rd minute, with an assist from David Ortiz, tying the game. The Outlaws gained the lead again in the 5th minute, with a goal from Stephen Gonzales, his second of the season.  David Ortiz got his first goal of the game for the Outlaws in the 9th minute, assisted by Luiz Morales, putting the Outlaws up by 2. The third quarter ended with the Outlaws up 6-4. In the fourth quarter started with a goalie change for Kansas City and Cody Ellis from the Outlaws being sent to the penalty box with a yellow card for dissent, serving five minutes. The Comets scored in the 8th minute with a goal from Ramone Palmer, his second goal of the game. The Comets pulled goalkeeper Nicolau Neto going into the 13th minute. Comets with the sixth attacker, gave the Outlaws an opportunity for an empty netter goal in the 14th minute, scored by David Ortiz, his second goal of the game. With 15 second left in the game, the Comets scored, with a goal from Ignacio Flores. The Outlaws winning 7-6. Outlaws outshot the Comets 42-37.



The Texas Outlaws will be taking on the cross-town rivals, the Dallas Sidekicks on December 23rd at Mesquite Arena. Kick off for the game is 7:05 pm CT. Tickets for Outlaws home games are on sale NOW! Games can be viewed live on the MASL Twitch channel, and game updates will be given on all Mesquite Outlaws social media accounts (@texasoulawsfc).   Tickets for upcoming home games can be purchased by going to www.TexasOutlaws.com/tickets.



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.


Founded in 2019, the Texas Outlaws (formally the Mesquite Outlaws) are a proud member of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). Owned by Mehrdad Moayedi, the Outlaws play in the legendary Mesquite Arena, home to the famed Mesquite Rodeo, where they bring excitement, entertainment, and energy to soccer fans across North Texas and beyond. For more information, visit TexasOutlaws.com.