Laredo wins 2-1 in their season opener over the Red Force, moving on to face Fort Lauderdale next week.
The Laredo Heat opened up the 2014 season in thrilling fashion with a 2-1 over the Red Force. Laredo got an early goal thanks to a PK from Miguel Fernandez in the 25th minute. A small fight late in the half forced the teams to play 9-on-9 in the 2nd half thanks to a total of four red cards handed out. The road team tied the game early in the 2nd half and the teams remained knotted at one with only three minutes left to play. Danny Garza would be the hero of the night, scoring the game winner just before the end of regulation, giving Laredo their final margin. The Heat now move on to face Fort Lauderdale in the 3rd round of the US Open Cup.