The U-13 team opened the series against RISE Soccer Club with a 3-0 victory on a Wednesday night match at the Houston Sports Park. Amaggai Agbu sparked the offense at the beginning of the second half by winning a penalty kick. Jorge Martinez beat the goalkeeper from the penalty spot for the first goal of the match. Omar Bolanos doubled Houston’s lead with a half-volley into the bottom corner of the goal. Oscar Grinsfelder scored the final goal of the game after splitting two defenders to get past the backline and finish past the keeper.