North Texas SC ended Whitecaps FC 2’s four-game winning streak following a 1-0 home victory on a warm Saturday evening.

Arlington’s Choctaw Stadium was the stage for the first-ever duel between the two sides who offered an entertaining Western Conference clash.

NTSC controlled the first half by having 60% possession of the ball and having a few shots that were denied by WFC2 goalkeeper Ben Alexander, who made some big saves.

It would be Colombian striker José Mulato that would score a left-footed banger in the 35th minute to give his team the win.

The visiting side was only able to create a pair of opportunities, with the clearest one coming during the dying moments of the first 45 minutes. However, they were also unable to find the back of the net in the second half.

With this victory, Pa-Modou Kah’s squad moves from third place to second in the Western Conference. Prior to the match, both teams had 15 points and a record of 4-3-2, however, WFC2 held the second spot thanks to a +1 goal differential.

Up next for North Texas SC is a road match against Real Monarchs at Zions Bank Stadium on Friday, May 20. WFC2 returns after two road matches to take on Minnesota United FC 2 at Swangard Stadium Saturday, May 21.

The story: North Texas SC proves to be a top contender

Houston Dynamo 2 is not the only Texan team proving to be a top contender in MLS NEXT Pro's inaugural season.

The team managed by Pa-Modou Kah also raises their hand as one of the best in the West, trailing behind their neighbors by one point following today's 1-0 victory over Whitecaps FC 2 in Week 8.

Like Dynamo Dos, North Texas SC is also part of the four best offensives in the league with 14 goals scored, just two less than their in-state rival.

However, NTSC also forms part of the league's fourth-best defense after only having allowed 7 goals. In this department, they come on top of Dynamo 2 who falls out of the top five defenses.