by McKayla Malloy

MESQUITE, Texas - The Texas Outlaws are proud to announce that two of the squad’s players, David Ortiz and Sebastian Mendez, were selected to represent the MASL’s USA team, and showcased their exceptional talents in the recent USA vs. Mexico match on September 10th at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California in front of a packed and passionate crowd.

This highly anticipated rivalry match was a thrilling exhibition of the top indoor soccer talent from both nations, USA and Mexico.

Amidst the electric atmosphere, the two Texas Outlaw players representing the USA, Ortiz and Mendez, were standouts during the match, demonstrating their skills, determination, and impact they had on the match outcome, resulting in a win for the USA, 6-5. 

Sebastian Mendez, a fan favorite known for his quick and energetic personality on and off the field, lived up to his reputation as a game-changer. Mendez scored the game-winning goal for Team USA, with an assist from 2022-2023 MASL MVP and Tacoma Stars player, Nick Perera, making the final score USA 6 vs Mexico 5.

The Texas Outlaws' General Manager and Sporting Director, Brad Namdar, could not be prouder of both Ortiz and Mendez, “ I am very proud of all the players for Team USA, as well as our Texas Outlaws players who were instrumental in the victory over Mexico. When you bring the best in Texas, you are going to get the best in the United States.”

The Outlaws are looking strong heading into their upcoming tryouts and pre-season training in the coming months, and the team’s new energy is contagious.

Texas Outlaws’ Head Coach, Tatu stated, “I am proud of the boys’ performance during the match and expect them only to get better every opportunity they get to represent Team USA.”


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.

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