Stephen Cummins and Kevin Cabello scored early goals and Oklahoma City held off a determined second half Fort Worth rally to secure a 2-1 victory Friday night in the NPSL home opener.
Playing through a steady first half downpour, Oklahoma City attacked quickly, with Cummins scoring in the 12th minute and Cabello tallying two minutes later as the home team took a 2-0 lead into intermission.
After being dominated in the opening half, Fort Worth came out of the locker room with a vengeance, putting pressure on Oklahoma City goalkeeper Bryan Byars and finally getting on the board in the 55th minute. But Byars and his teammates help the Vaqueros at bay from that point.
Fort Worth played shorthanded after Tyler Humphrey received his second yellow card at the 63rd minute for protesting a foul call. Vaqueros coach Mark Snell was also banished in extra time.
Oklahoma City FC Academy men are now 3-0 on the season and will play again Sunday night at Casady School against Tulsa Athletics. Oklahoma FC Academy women will open the action at 6 p.m. against FC Tulsa Spirit. Tickets for the doubleheader are $5 and can be purchased at the gate.