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Sockers and Aztex finish with 2-2 tie

The Sockers FC and the Austin Aztex played to a 2-2 stand still in Austin Texas Friday Night.  

The Sockers are now (6-4-3) and 3 points ahead of the Laredo Heat who are (5-4-3).  

The Sockers next game will be against the Houston Dutch Lions, a win will put the pressure on the Heat, meaning the Heat would have to win outright in there next 2 games against the Mississippi Brilla and the Houston Dutch Lions.  

The Sockers opened the game with many opportunities and finally broke through in the 28 minute with a goal by Rory Knibbs.  At half-time the SockersFC were leading 1-0, in a playoff atmospheric game.  

The Sockers then opened up the 2nd half when Walker Hume scored a goal in the 48' minute of the game.  It was 2-0 Sockers and the Sockers could smell a playoff birth.  

But the Aztex got their team together, remained poised and proved why they are the 1st place divison champs of the Mid-South Division.  

The Aztex rallied back and scored a goal in the 80' minute cutting the lead in half at 2-1.  The game reached the 90th minute and the Sockers just needed to hold on for victory.  

However, with 5 minutes of extra time to be played in the game the Aztex found away to tie the game thus, preventing the Sockers FC for what would have been a key victory for the playoffs.

But the Sockers will have to settle for 1 point and the result.  They will have a crucial last game agains the Houston Dutch Lions in Houston on Sunday, July 13th at 7:30.  It is a must win game for the Sockers and their last game of the regular season.



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