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MATCH PREVIEW: RGV FC DEFENDS HOME TURF AGAINST ORANGE COUNTY SC

By Juan Turrubiates, Toros Communications , 09/27/19, 2:45PM CDT

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EDINBURG, Texas (September 27, 2019) – Rio Grande Valley FC (8-15-7, 31 pts.) welcomes Orange County SC (12-8-9, 45 pts) to H-E-B Park on Saturday, September 28. The Western Conference matchup is set to kick off at 7:30 P.M. CST on ESPN+ and Somos El Valle 5.2.

 

The homestand continues for RGV FC as they look to earn another win at H-E-B Park this season. In their most recent match at home this past Saturday against Real Monarchs, the Toros controlled the match well and earned a 3-1 victory. Overall, RGV holds a 7-5-3 home record, earning them 24 of their 31 total points this season. 

 

For Orange County, it has been some time since their last loss, which came on August 9 to Tacoma Defiance. Their 6-game win streak will be put to the test this weekend in Edinburg as the highly motivated Toros look to please the home crowd with another victory. OC currently sits in the fourth spot of the Western Conference standings, qualifying them for postseason play. 

 

Although playoff hopes have nearly ended for RGV FC, they remain focused on earning positive results to close out the 2019 campaign. Second-year player, Jesus Enriquez praised the effort from the team last match; “Most of the game we were being really patient. If there wasn’t a play on one side, we went to the other side. That is how we got the goals. The goals came from the team and no individual player is going to win by themselves.” It seems like this is a strategy that has paid off for the young RGV side, patience and creativity on the pitch combined well to seal a win. 

 

There are two players to keep an eye on in this match for OC offensively. Michael Seaton, a Jamaican national forward, has scored 12 goals this season while fellow attacker Darwin Jones closely trails with 11 total goals of his own. They combine for 23 of the 49 total goals for the franchise this season. Orange County possesses well, retaining the ball for about 51percent of the game. 

 

In order to lock in another good result at home, the Toros will need to rely on the dynamic front attack and not trail early. In their last match, they went ahead and never looked back, played patiently and saw plenty of support from their backline. 

 

Updates on the match will be provided via Twitter at @RGVFC or by following #SomosToros. To see more matchday information, visit www.rgvfc.com . 

 

 

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