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RECAP: AZOCAR EQUALIZES FOR THE TOROS IN AUSTIN

By Toros Communications , 07/07/21, 10:30PM CDT

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EDINBURG, Texas (Wednesday, July 7, 2021) – Rio Grande Valley FC (6-3-3) earned a draw 1-1 at Austin Bold FC (4-3-4) in a midweek clash at Bold Stadium. 

 

Kofi Sarkodie scored the first goal of the match to give Austin a 1-0 lead in the 48th minute after connecting with Stefano Pinho’s headed pass, finishing to the bottom left corner. 

 

The Toros equalized in the 62nd minute after Juan Carlos Azocar received a through ball by Rodrigo Lopez where Azocar was able to take Jermaine Taylor cutting inside and finishing to the right back corner, 1-1. 

 

The first half was kept 0-0 by both ends. in the 10th minute Azocar tested Austin after sending a headed shot from the center of the box but missed to the left. One minute later, Carter Manley sent a right-footed shot from the right side of the box but missed to the right side.

 

In the 22nd minute, Alasanne Ates Diouf sent a long shot to the left side but was blocked. Right after Xavier Baez took a shot from outside the box but was sent too high following a set-piece situation. In the 35th minute Diouf tested the Toros once again after a headed attempt but it was saved in the bottom left corner. Pihnho had two dangerous attempts before heading into the half but failed to capitalize twice.  

 

Though the Toros were trailing to begin the second half, Christian Sorto, Lopez and Wan Kuzain had back-to-back opportunities but all were not able to finish. Emilio Ycaza had a right-footed shot from outside the box but missed to the left in the 78th minute. 

 

In the 85th minute Alexis Cerritos managed to send a shot from outside the box sending it too high and wide to the left side of the goal. 

 

Collectively, RGV FC finished the night with nine total shots and only one shot on target that was scored. The Bold had 13 total shots with three on target. The team had 52.7% possession throughout the match while Austin had 47.3%. 

 

Kuzain, Lopez and Azocar all had two total shots each while Juan David Cabezas was able to have three key passes with three created chances and five tackles. 

 

Adrian Diz Pe led the defensive efforts for RGV as he totaled four clearances, two tackles and one interception. At goal, Tyler Deric collected two saves tonight. 

 

The squad will take a break and return to action on Saturday, July 17 as they head to Orange County. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CST. To see more matchday information, visit www.rgvfc.com. 

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Rio Grande Valley FC (6-3-3; 21 pts.) 1-1 Austin Bold FC (4-3-4; 16 pts.)

USL Championship 2021 Season – Match 12

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – Bold Stadium – Austin, Texas

 

SCORING SUMMARY

TEAM

1H

2H

FT

Rio Grande Valley FC

0

1

1

Austin Bold FC

0

1

1

 

 

ATX: Sarkodie 48’ (assist by Pinho)

RGV: Azocar 62’ (assist by Lopez)

 

  

LINEUPS & STATISTICS

 

RGV FC: Deric, Pimentel, Albuquerque, Manley (J. Sanchez 72’), Vera, Diz Pe, Cabezas, Lopez (Riley 86’), Kuzain (V. Sanchez 65’), Sorto (Cerritos 72’), Azocar (Njie 86’).

 

Unused substitutes: Miller, Robinson. 

 

Total Shots: 9 Shots on Goal: 1 Fouls Committed: 17 Offside: 1 Corner Kicks: 0 Saves: 2

 

ATX: Panicco, Okugo, Taylor, Rissi, Sarkodie (Ycaza 67’), Hinds (Soto 82’), Diouf (Troncoso 87’), Torres (Fernandez 67’), Baez, Gordon, Pinho (Adamolekum 82’).       

 

Unused substitutes: Walls, Fauroux.  

 

Total Shots: 13 Shots on Goal: 3 Fouls Committed: 9 Offside: 2 Corner Kicks: 3 Saves: 0

 

DISCIPLINE

ATX: Hinds YC 16’ 

ATX: Sarkodie YC 45+’

RGV: Kuzain YC 45+’

RGV: Cabezas YC 45+’

RGV: Pimentel YC 52’

ATX: Adamolekun YC 88’

 

 

 

OFFICIALS

 

Referee:                                    Elijio Arreguin

Assistant Referee 1:               Justin Howard

Assistant Referee 2:               Ricardo Ocampo  

Fourth Official:                        Gerald Flores 

 

 

#  PARA EL VALLE #

 

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