Austin, TX (June 21, 2019) This Sunday, Austin Bold FC travels to Edinburg, TX to take on Rio Grande Valley FC at 7:30 PM CT in the first meeting between the two Texas sides. The match is vital for both clubs as only one point separates the Copa Tejas rivals for the final two playoff spots in the USL Championship Western Conference. Sunday is the first away game for The Bold in league play since their 2-3 come from behind victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC in early June. Head Coach Marcelo Serrano wants to continue that momentum going into South Texas. Rio Grande Valley FC welcomes The Bold to H-E-B Park with an impressive 4-1-2 home record. The Toros last match was a confident 3-0 win against Colorado Springs Switchbacks with goals from Carlos Small and Wilmer Cabrera. RGVFC leading goalscorer, Michael Salazar, will not be with the team after his transfer to Houston Dynamo.
Get to know Rio Grande Valley before Sunday’s match.
Head Coach: Gerson Echeverry
Record: 5-6-4 (W-L-D)
Western Conference Standing: 10th (19 PTS. 15 MP)
2018 USL Record: 13th (WC 38 PTS.) (8-12-14)
Top Goalscorer: Michael Salazar (8)
Clean Sheets: 2
Goals Conceded: 28
Last Three Matches:
(6/15) Rio Grande Valley FC 3-0 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
(6/8) Real Monarchs 5-3 Rio Grande Valley FC
(6/1) Orange County SC 2-1 Rio Grande Valley FC
Last Match Highlights: