EDINBURG, Texas (July 27, 2022) – Rio Grande Valley F.C (7-11-4) hosted Hartford Athletic (4-12-5) at H-E-B Parkin a midweek matchup. The scoreless match saw RGV FC put up a season high of 32 shots but were unable to break the deadlock in a tightly contested match. Isidro Martinez reached 100 career USL appearances in the match, joining Frank Lopez as the only other Toros player to reach the milestone currently.
Rio Grande had their first danger approach at the 7th minute as Frank Lopez snuck into the 6-yard box and shot at goal where Yannik Oettl made the save with his feet to send the ball to corner kick, 0-0.
Ricky Ruiz missed out on a clear opportunity in front of goal at the 40th minute as he was unable to connect well on a bouncing ball, sending it over the goal on the shot, 0-0.
Just as the half closed out, Juan David Cabezas took a shot at goal and missed just narrowly over the crossbar, 0-0.
Jonathan Ricketts attempted an acrobatic shot at the 73rd minute but was denied as Hartford cleared the ball to corner, 0-0.
In the closing instances of the match, Emilio Ycaza sent a shot to the bottom right of the goal but was easily denied by Oettl to keep the match scoreless at the 93rd minute, 0-0.
RGV closed the match out on a season high 32 shots, eight landing on target but were unable to crack the net as they earned a single point at home on the night.
The Toros hit the road to kick off their month long road schedule, starting with a trip to Sacramento Republic FC on August 6th. The action kicks off at 10:00pm CST. To see more matchday information, visit www.rgvfc.com.
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