EDINBURG, Texas (Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021) – Experience midfielder Adrian Vera has signed with Rio Grande Valley FC for the 2021 USL Championship season, the club announced today.
“Adrian is coming to RGV FC with great [eagerness] to consolidate himself as one of the most talented players in the USL Championship,” said Wilmer Cabrera, Toros Head Coach and Sporting Director. “With his experience, talent and great offensive mentality, he can create and score goals for the team at any moment.”
Vera joins RGV FC after spending the past six seasons with the LA Galaxy II, coming through the club’s ranks as an LA Galaxy Academy product. Vera made 112 appearances for Los Dos and logged almost 7,000 minutes of action while recording seven goals and eight assists across the regular season and playoffs. This past season, the 24-year-old helped the Galaxy II reach the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs as he made 16 appearances for the club, notching three assists and 13 key passes.
Since the start of the 2017 Championship season, Vera recorded 70 Chances Created and posted a 78.8 passing accuracy rate, while also recording 79 interceptions and 375 recoveries defensively.
Prior to joining Los Dos, the Norwalk, Calif. Native led the LA Galaxy U-18’s with 17 goals and three assists where the squad finished third in the Development Academy’s West Conference. Vera was a member of the U-15/16 and U-17/18 academy sides from 2011 to 2015.
TRANSACTION: Rio Grande Valley FC signed midfielder Adrian Vera.
FULL NAME: Adrian Vera
DATE OF BIRTH: January 13, 1997
BIRTHPLACE: Norwalk, California
HOMETOWN: Norwalk, California
PREVIOUS TEAM: LA Galaxy II
FIFA NATIONALITY: USA
ABOUT RIO GRANDE VALLEY FC
The Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (RGV FC) enter their sixth season in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship in 2021. The club plays at H-E-B Park, a state-of-the-art soccer specific stadium that holds 9,700 people, the club trains in H-E-B Park's world class training facility adjacent to the stadium. RGV FC is the only professional soccer team located within the Rio Grande Valley. In 2016, RGV FC became USL's first team to develop a hybrid affiliation model with a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. This partnership, with Houston Dynamo FC, began in 2016. The relationship has now evolved into a more traditional USL/MLS affiliation where RGV FC manages all aspects of the club and the Dynamo are able to loan players to the Toros for development purposes. For more information, please visit www.RGVFC.com.
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