EDINBURG, Texas (Thursday, July 1, 2021) – Rio Grande Valley FC forward Kyle Edwards was on Thursday named to the final roster of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for the final stage of qualifying for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines will compete in the Preliminary Round that kicks off on Friday, July 2 at 3:30 p.m. CST against Haiti at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The winner of that contest will meet side that advance from the game between Bermuda and Barbados on July 6, with the winner of that contest advancing to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup group stage, which begins on July 10.
Though it is the first time both countries have met in a Gold Cup qualifier, Haiti holds the all-time series lead with a 4-0-1 record against Vincy Heat. The last time they met was in the Second Round of the Caribbean Cup 2010 in November where Les Grenadiers fell 3-1 to Haiti.
Edwards has earned 19 senior caps with St. Vincent and the Grenadines, most recent in the 2021 Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers as part of Group C: Curaçao, British Virgin Islands, Guatemala and Cuba.
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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