Recap @ Las Vegas (L 2-1)
The road losing streak for RGV FC extended as they drop 2-1 game to Las Vegas. The Toros gave up a 10th minute goal but recovered as Carlos Small slotted an Eric Bird pass to pull the game level at one. Minutes later Las Vegas added the second and final goal of the game to seal the points.
Small becomes all-time scoring leader
With the goal scored against Las Vegas, Carlos Small scored a team record 13th goal in his 32nd match. Since joining the Toros in 2018, Small is a striker with pace and versatility. His play has also garnered a call up with the Panamanian national team.
Up next: vs. Reno 8/3/19
The Toros return home as they will host Reno 1868 FC. In their brief history at H-E-B Park against Reno, RGV has one win and a draw against Reno. The last win over Reno was in 2017 when Justin Bilyeu scored the games lone goal. Their prior meeting during the season was a heavy road loss by score of 4-0.
Players to look out for RGV FC
If the Toros are to get three points at home Saturday night, midfielders Isidro Martinez and Camilo Monroy will have to be the catalysts to earn the points. It will all have to start with the build up in which Martinez has done an incredible job this season. The speed of Monroy down the flanks and ability to find the open space to either distribute to the forwards or have a go at it will be crucial.
Last week I said that Carlos Small would break the scoring hoo-doo and it was a nice combination strike it was. The game result was wrong, however, and based on the Toros home form, the points will be vital for the home side to stay in the playoff race. A 2-1 scoreline to put the Toros in the playoff conversation once again.
Top photo credit to: Christian Inoferio