Legends Continue to Dominate Division with Commanding 16-9 Victory over Mexico Toros
LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Legends continue their winning streak as the Mexico Toros proved unable to stop the Legends ability to put the ball in the net. Not even with the aid of Cesar Romero, forward for MLS Chivas USA, could the Toros match the Legends striking ability, resulting in a seven goal loss.
Opening strong with a 3-1 lead in the first quarter, the Legends did not take their previous win over the Toros lightly. Scoring within the first four minutes, Rigo Garcia set the field for two more goals scored by Ricardo Sobreira and Enrique Tover in the following six minutes. Forward, Alexander Caceres put the Toros on the scoreboard in the eleventh minute when we scored a goal assisted by Cesar Romero.
Both teams came back to the field with more energy, as they ended the first half 7-3 with the Legends still leading. Eric Guzman, Rodrigo Barbirato and Ivan Simental each scored their first goals in the game against the Mexican team, while Tovar and Sobreira added a second goal each. The Legends were met with resistance when Caceres and Romero of the Toros broke through their defensive line and scored one goal each.
Eight strategic goals were scored in the third quarter. The Toros started the second half determined to make a comeback, matching the Legends goal for goal. Their focus diminished after a vigorous five minutes however and the Legends pulled ahead in the quarter scoring six goals in all.
The game ended at 16-9, bringing the Legends to 5-1 in the PASL Southwest Division.
"We're motivated, and we will keep working to keep our winning streak alive," said Roberto Garcia, midfielder. "We are playing well together, and have a good team rhythm going. If we need any improvement, we need to stay focused on defense for four quarters."
The season continues next Saturday, December 15th at the Orleans Arena at 7 pm when The Las Vegas Legends taken on Real Phoenix.
Saturday December 15 7:00 PM Legends vs Real Phoenix
Friday December 28 7:00 PM Open Cup Teams TBD
Saturday December 29 7:00 PM Legends vs Arizona Storm
Friday January 4 7:00 PM Legends vs Tacoma Stars
Friday January 18 7:00 PM Legends vs San Diego Sockers
Thursday January 31 7:00 PM Legends vs Dallas Sidekicks
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Las Vegas Legends play in the Southwest Division of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) where they are currently in the lead at 5-1. The league has four divisions and 19 teams.
Legends games are televised locally on Azteca 19, KHDF. Azteca America can be found on the following channels: Las Vegas, NV. Channel 63 at Cox, Channel 19 Direct TV and Dish and channel 19 over the air.
Ticket prices are also $20 for adults, $12 for kids, $32 for assigned seating and $48 for VIP. For ticket information, visit www.lasvegaslegends.com/tickets/.
About Las Vegas Legends
Las Vegas Legends are the newest members of the Professional Arena Soccer League, PASL. The team is playing every home game at the Orleans Arena, located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103. The team was created by longtime Las Vegan, Meir Cohen, president of the Las Vegas Summerlin Soccer Complex. The Legends' season begins on Nov. 1.
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