Coppell opened their season with a tough outing against the Keller Indians, ending in a 1-1 final score with both teams unable to separate themselves from one another. Keller opened the scoring in the first half with a set piece, driving a low ball through a sea of players inside the box, leaving keeper Jacob Campbell with too little time to react and produce a save. However, it didn’t take long for Coppell to respond, as forward J McGill was able to stride through the Keller defense and delicately chip the keeper from around 20 yards out to bring the game back to level terms. Neither team was able to gain the advantage and ultimately break the deadlock in the second half. The game held a rough and cagey atmosphere, filled with many fouls and multiple yellow cards. Both teams aggressively pressed one another in hopes of forcing a mistake, but both defenses were able to respond well for the majority of the match. Coppell set their lineup with the intent to attack with full force, playing a total of 3 defenders, 5 midfielders, and 2 strikers. Despite the topheavy gameplan, the team failed to create as many chances as they had hoped for. On the other hand, the defensive line of only 3 was able to keep the Keller attackers quiet throughout the game through great communication and leadership between Campbell and defender Chaz Null. Coppell will look to build off this result in their next match on Tuesday against Arlington Martin, hungry to mark their first win of the season as early as possible.