EDINBURG, Texas (Friday, Apr. 30, 2021) – Rio Grande Valley FC has signed midfielder John Henry Sánchez for the 2021 USL Championship season, the club announced today. The signing is pending league and federation approval.
“John is a player who brings the speed, flair and movement that excites the fans and makes difficult things look easy,” said Wilmer Cabrera, Toros Head Coach and Sporting Director. “He is very talented and hungry to make a positive impact in this league.”
Sánchez was previously with Asociación Deportivo Pasto, part of Liga DIMAYOR from Colombia. The Colombian native made three appearances and tallied a lone goal in a 2-1 win over Atlético FC during the Copa Águila tournament.
Prior to Dep. Pasto, Sánchez played 29 matches for Leones FC from the Liga DIMAYOR II during the 2018 campaign. With Leones, the 25-year-old recorded four assists. In 2016-17, Sánchez competed in Honduras with Club Deportivo Olimpia both in domestic competition and in the Concacaf Champions League where he made two appearances.
Sánchez began his professional career in 2014 with Atlético Nacional in Liga DIMAYOR I. He then had a short stint with Alianza Petrolera FC during the 2016 season.
With the addition of Sanchez, the Toros now have a total of 21 rostered players.
TRANSACTION: Rio Grande Valley FC signed midfielder John Henry Sánchez.
FULL NAME: John Henry Sánchez
DATE OF BIRTH: May 15, 1995
BIRTHPLACE: Tumaco, Colombia
HOMETOWN: Tumaco, Colombia
FIFA NATIONALITY: Colombia
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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