No. 1 North Texas Plays No. 2 Charlotte On Friday

Oct. 24, 2014

North Texas returns home to the friendly confines of the Mean Green Soccer Complex after playing the last five games on the road.

The Mean Green posted a 3-1-1 record while on the road and is now in the driver's seat in its quest to a regular-season conference championship. North Texas sits in first place with 16 points with three home games remaining in the regular season. The Mean Green hosts Charlotte on Friday at 7 pm. The 49ers were picked first in the preseason conference poll and are tied for second with 13 points.

The Mean Green has a home winning streak against conference opponents of 46 games, which ties for the third longest in the nation. North Texas has not lost a home conference game since Oct. 31 of 2008.

Karla Pineda has emerged this year as one of the Mean Green's offensive MVPs. During the five-game road trip, the junior was responsible for three of NT's six goals, including two game-winning penalty kicks. The Mean Green is 2-for-5 in penalty kicks this season. Pineda has made both of them.

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