Recap vs. Sacramento (W 2-1)
On Saturday night, the RGV FC Toros snapped a three game slide when they defeated Sacramento Republic FC 2-1. It was a victory that saw a three-game slide end and keep up with playoff pack. Additionally, defender Kyle Adams scored his professional game winner as his goal in the 90th minutes proved to be the difference maker.
Good Bye Andy!
The game versus Sacramento was the last game for RGV FC Toros midfielder Andy Cabrera (son of Houston Dynamo coach Wilmer Cabrera). Cabrera scored the opening goal of the game on Saturday night. He departs to Butler University to play soccer with the Men’s team in the fall. Cabrera fished with 30 games played in two seasons with the Toros and scored four time during this season.
Up Next: @ Las Vegas Lights
The Toros will hit the road to Las Vegas to take on the Lights. In the first meeting the Toros used a five goal glut to defeat the Lights 5-2 at H-E-B Park. RGV is looking to snap a four game winless streak on the road. The last road win for the Toros goes back April 30th as they defeated Timbers 2. Historically the away team has never won nor has there been a draw between them.
Players to lookout for RGV FC
Despite having a bit of a dry run in scoring Carlos Small has scored more goals on the road than home despite not scoring in the five games overall. Another player to lookout for is defender Kyle Adams who has been on a good run as of late being one of the teams best players despite the scoring ability.
Both teams are on the outside looking in a tightly contested Western Conference playoff race with 23 points. Only three points separates both teams from the last playoff spot. Las Vegas plays really well at home and the Toros, as of late have had a difficult time scoring and a four game road losing streak. I would like to say draw would be suffice but I also like to think that this might be the right time to break the hoo-doo. A gritty 1-0 win for the Toros is my prediction.
How to watch: ESPN +
Top photo credit to Christian Inoferio.