There’s a lot of reasons why the RGVFC Toros had a major drop-off from their 2016 playoff team to the 2017 club that missed the postseason. One of the primary factors was a lack of consistent scoring. 2018 could see a return to the positive form of 2016, as Jesus “Chuy” Enriquez is ready to burst onto the scene.
The 20-year-old from Redwood City, California brings a bundle of skill and hunger to succeed. He comes to RGVFC after spending time with the reserve squad of Liga MX’s Club Tijuana. Chuy was selected in the squad for a first team match in 2016, making the bench vs. Coras de Tepic. Both of his parents hail from Mexico.
He’s enjoying the Mexican influence all over the Valley. “It reminds me of San Ysidro in San Diego. That’s where I would go when I would cross the border from Tijuana to San Diego,” he says. Chuy has also been impressed on the soccer side of things. “I’ve enjoyed it a lot. The facilities are great, the coaches and the staff are great. Everything is good so far,” he adds.
On the wing, Enriquez looks to bring a much needed boost in creativity and confidence to the Toros’ attack. He explains, “I’m the type of player that will go at you all game until I take you. I like to do stuff that other players usually don’t do. I like to be different. Obviously, everything I do in the field is to try to help my team get goals and good results.” He likes the way Neymar Jr. plays, but he compares himself closer to Mexican national team player Tecatito Corona.
For the RGVFC supporters this season, Chuy says you can expect, “goals, assists, and celebrations.” The Toros continue their preseason friendly schedule, building up towards their season opener vs. Saint Louis FC on March 16th at H-E-B Park.