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USL Match Preview – #RGVvLA

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 06/16/17, 9:09AM EDT

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Second meeting of season sees Toros aiming to build on big win

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley FC and the LA Galaxy II meet at H-E-B Park for the second time this season on Saturday night, with the Toros looking to build on a big win last time out and Los Dos aiming to rebound from a late defeat. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT.

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Rio Grande Valley FC news and notes

  • Current record: 5-4-2, 17pts

  • Rio Grande Valley earned a 3-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2 last Saturday night at H-E-B Park as second-half goals by Ruben Luna and Ivan Magalhaes earned victory.

  • The victory broke a three-game winless streak for the Toros, and moved the club into fifth place in the tightly packed Western Conference standings.

  • Seven players from RGVFC were called into the Houston Dynamo’s squad for Wednesday’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup contest, with Luna, Eric Bird, Charlie Ward and Jorginho all seeing action.

  • The Dynamo earned a 3-2 victory against North Carolina FC thanks to former Toros forward Memo Rodriguez’s overtime goal, which sent the side into the Fifth Round.

LA Galaxy II news and notes

  • Current record: 2-8-2, 10pts

  • The Galaxy II suffered a late 2-1 defeat against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC last Saturday night as Kevaughn Frater’s 90th-minute goal earned the visitors victory at StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium.

  • The loss was Los Dos’ third in a row, leaving the side in 14th place in the Western Conference ahead of only the Portland Timbers 2.

  • Ten current and former Galaxy II players were in the starting lineup for the Galaxy on Wednesday night as LA defeated Orange County SC in the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

  • Jose Villarreal, Jack McBean and Ariel Lassiter found the net for the Galaxy to send the side into a Fifth Round contest against the USL’s Sacramento Republic FC.

Series Notes

  • The Galaxy II earned a 1-1 draw when the teams met for the first time this season as Justin Dhillon scored a second-half equalizer.

Squads

Rio Grande Valley – GK: Calle Brown, Marco Carducci, Borja Angoitia, Michael Kirk; D: Kai Greene, Victor Garza, Robby Sagel, Ivan Magalhaes, Jorginho James, Leo Ayala, Taylor Hunter, Omar Ontiveros, Camilo Botero; M: Charlie Ward, Eric Bird, T.J. Casner, Todd Wharton, Christian Lucatero, Juan Garcia, Jesse Ortiz, Joe Holland; F: Ruben Luna, Camilo Monroy, Kyle Murphy

Los Angeles – GK: Alain Hernandez, Eric Lopez, Bennett Sneddon, David Preys; D: Hugo Arellano, Jake Arteaga, Robert Castellanos, Jean Engola, Alex Juarez, Ian Lonergan, Eric Payeras, Tyler Turner, Josh Turnley; M: Alejandro Covarrubias, Ryo Fujii, Jorge Hernandez, Jonathan Hernandez, Bradford Jamieson IV, Oscar Penate,  Adrian Vera, Andre Zanga; F: Adonis Amaya, Justin Dhillon, Jonathan Estrada, Ariel Lassiter, Jack McBean

Discipline

  • Rio Grande Valley – None

  • Los Angeles – Suspended: Ethan Zubak; Accumulation warning: Ryo Fujii

Officials

  • REF: ALEX CHILOWICZ

  • AR1: Jorge Perez

  • AR2: Jesus Aguilar

  • 4TH: Julian Trevino

Game hashtag:

  • #RGVvLA

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