EDINBURG, Texas (September 17, 2022) – Rio Grande Valley FC (11-12-6, 39 pts) shut out the potent Colorado Springs Switchbacks (16-11-3, 51 pts) offense at H-E-B Park as Tyler Deric picked up his sixth clean sheet. Jonas Fjeldberg scored the lone goal in the match as Rio Grande earn three points 1-0.
Rio Grande struck paydirt at the 28th minute as Christian Pinzon connected on a give-and-go touch assist with Jonas Fjeldberg who was closing in between the Colorado defenders, the Norwegian forward snuck by on pace and placed a well-placed ball through the left end of the net, past a stretched Jefferson Caldwell,1-0. This marked Fjeldberg’s sixth goal of the year in the USL Championship, his fourth with RGV FC; Pinzon tabbed his third assist of the campaign in just nine games.
The Toros managed five shots, three on target in the opening half of the match, while defensively limiting the Switchbacks to just two shots, one on target.
In a defensive battle, RGV FC were able to win nine tackles and intercepted 19 passes to limit the Colorado side to just eight shots on the night, two on target which Deric saved with ease. In contrast the Toros shot 18 times and placed nine on target as Caldwell was kept busy all night despite only one shot going past him to give RGV the win.
The Toros hit the road for a quick trip east to face Charleston Battery on Friday, September 23. The action kicks off at 6:00pm CST. To see more matchday information, visit www.rgvfc.com.
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