FRESNO (September 17, 2019) – Rio Grande Valley FC (7-14-7, 28 pts.) continues their road quest, this time they face Fresno FC (14-5-8, 50 pts) at Chukchansi Park. The Western Conference matchup is set to kick off at 9:30 P.M. CST on ESPN+.
RGV FC continues their short road stretch with a meeting against third-seeded Fresno FC, who is 8-1-4 at home. The late goal surprised the Toros once again in their last match this past Sunday against Sacramento Republic FC, which cost them the crucial point needed to keep playoff hopes alive. The game ended in a 1-2 loss.
Fresno and RGV last met in the beginning of the season on March 16 at H-E-B Park. That game ended in a 0-2 clean sheet win for the visiting Fresno FC squad. Goalkeeper C.J Cochranhas maintained six clean sheets throughout the season to help his team earn valuable points.
The attacking power for Fresno is led by team scoring leader Jaime Chaves who has nine goals under his belt thus far in 22 appearances. On the dynamic end, Juan Pablo Caffa has been able to create 52 chances in the attack in his 24 appearances this season. This creates concern for any defense and certainly will be something that the Toros will look to limit on Wednesday.
Nico Lemoine made his second straight start of the season and did not disappoint once again. He scored the only goal for RGV FC in their last match when he headed the ball in during the early stages of the match. His scoring total now sits at two goals. Look for him to be a key piece in the offense moving forward if he makes an appearance.
An important factor for the Toros this week will be their ability to limit counter attacks and not get caught off guard, giving up an easy goal. With the late goal creeping in the last match, there is hopes that the defense will tighten up and the backline will dictate the back third tempo to avoid surprises.
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