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By Toros Communications, 05/06/20, 6:00PM CDT


EDINBURG, Texas (Wed., May 6, 2020) – Rio Grande Valley FC moved on to the quarterfinals of the Division Qualifying Tournament of the USL eCup: FIFA20 Edition after a 5-3 win over Phoenix Rising FC. Kembo Kibato, as Brazil, earned a hat-trick with Boas Santos and a brace from Neymar Jr. 


Phoenix, as the Netherlands, kicked off the match by scoring a goal in the 22nd minute. Neymar Jr. struck with an equalizer five minutes later, 1-1. Neymar Jr. earned a brace in the 43rd minute after a through ball sending the ball to the back of the net, 2-1. The Netherlands managed to equalize during stoppage time after Van de Beek sent a shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right side of the goal 2-2. 


The second half continued fast-paced as Boas Santos earned the lead for Brazil as he sent a shot to the right post 3-2 in the 59th minute. Santos continued to be dangerous in the attack as he earned a brace after taking a shot which hit the right post and tallying it up to a 4-2 score in the 66th minute. 


In the 82nd minute, the Netherlands conceded a penalty where Neymar Jr. was not able to convert as the goalkeeper managed to save the shot. Santos hit a hat-trick after a great finish following a cutback pass in the 85th minute, 5-2. The Netherlands managed to get a third goal in before the final buzzer 5-3.  


RGV FC will face Saint Louis FC (as France) on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. CT. All games will be streamed on the Toros Twitch Channel (RGVFCToros).



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