The Rio Grande Valley FC Toros ended their northwest three-game trip on a high note by defeating Seattle Sounders FC 2 4-3, after scoring three goals in the second half to complete a comeback win. Kyle Murphy, Jorginho James, Jose Escalante, and Joseph Holland scored for the Toros.
Seattle scored first after Felix Chenkam tapped the ball inside the penalty box with the outside of his foot to send the ball to the bottom right corner of the goal in the 10th minute. Irvin Parra got the assist in the goal. After continuously knocking on Sounders 2’s door, the Toros were finally able to get on the score sheet thanks to Kyle Murphy. Justin Bilyeu dropped the ball back to Jose Escalante who then crossed the ball. Kyle Murphy elevated himself over the Seattle defense and headed the ball in for the goal.
The Toros would once again see themselves trailing in the 36th minute. Chenkam tapped the ball over to Zach Mathers. Mathers collected the ball and shot a laser through the ground from outside of the box to get the second goal for Sounders FC.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 extended their lead right before the first half ended. In the 42nd minute, Lorenzo Ramos crossed the ball over to Francisco Narbon. Narbon barely got the edge over RGV defender Taylor Hunter and his header got the best of Calle Brown, goalkeeper for the Toros.
With a big task in front of them in them in the second half, the Toros pushed lines forward in an attempt to find more goals. Jorginho James pulled one back for the Toros in the 52nd minute. James collected a clearance from Seattle’s defense and shot a rocket after dribbling past a Sounders 2 defender.
Jose Escalante tied things up in the 61st from a low angle. After dribbling through the left edge of the penalty box, Escalante’s cross found the back post and ended up inside the net. Joseph Holland gave the Toros the win seven minutes later. Holland sniped in his shot to the upper right corner for the fourth goal of the night.
The 4-3 win marks the second win of the Toros over Seattle Sounders FC 2 this season. The next match for RGV FC Toros is at home when they host Phoenix Rising FC on August 12.