EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley FC and the LA Galaxy II are both coming off victories when they meet for the first time this season on Saturday night at H-E-B Park. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT.
Rio Grande Valley FC news and notes
Current record: 4-3-0, 12pts
Rio Grande Valley recorded its second consecutive win last Saturday as Todd Wharton scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory against the Swope Park Rangers in front of 7,196 fans at H-E-B Park.
Wharton’s goal was his first of the season, and won the USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week for Week 8 of the season.
The Toros’ victory moved the side into the playoff positions in the Western Conference, and above .500 for the first time this season.
Rio Grande Valley has now won four of its last five outings, and has conceded only two goals in that span.
LA Galaxy II news and notes
Current record: 2-5-1, 7pts
The Galaxy II snapped a six-game winless streak last Sunday night with a 2-1 comeback victory against the New York Red Bulls II at Red Bull Arena.
Adonis Amaya and Justin Dhillon scored for Los Dos, who rallied from a halftime deficit to earn their second win of the season.
The Galaxy II announced on Thursday the return to the club of midfielder Alejandro Covarrubias, who had signed his offseason with OKC Energy FC before returning to the west coast.
Covarrubias is the Galaxy II’s all-time appearances leader, having played in 77 games for the club over its first three seasons.
Rio Grande Valley – GK: Marco Carducci, Borja Angoitia, Calle Brown, Michael Kirk; D: Kai Greene, Victor Garza, Robby Sagel, Ivan Magalhaes, Jorginho James, Agus, Dylan Remick, Leo Ayala, Kevin Garcia, Alex Ochoa, Taylor Hunter, Omar Ontiveros; M: Charlie Ward, Eric Bird, T.J. Casner, Emilio Garcia, Todd Wharton, Christian Lucatero, Juan Garcia; F: Ruben Luna, Memo Rodriguez, Kyle Murphy
Los Angeles – GK: Clement Diop, Eric Lopez, David Preys; D: Hugo Arellano, Jake Arteaga, Robert Castellanos, Bradley Diallo, Jean Engola, Nathan Smith, Tyler Turner, Josh Turnley; M: Alejandro Covarrubias, Ryo Fujii, Jorge Hernandez, Jonathan Hernandez, Bradford Jamieson IV, Alex Juarez, Ulysses Llanez, Raul Mendiola, Adrian Vera, Jaime Villarreal, Jose Villarreal, Andre Zanga; F: Justin Dhillon, Jonathan Estrada, Ariel Lassiter, Ethan Zubak
Rio Grande Valley – None
Los Angeles – None
REF: RAMY TOUCHAN
AR1: Diego Blas
AR2: Wilfredo Mejia
4TH: Jesus Aguilar
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