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Rio Grande Valley FC Ceases Operations

December 18, 2023 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros News Release


EDINBURG, Texas - Rio Grande Valley FC announced today the decision to cease all soccer and business operations effective immediately. Golden Grape Entertainment and the United Soccer League end business relations after eight years.

"A conclusive decision was reached to cease all operations after eight seasons of professional soccer competition in the United Soccer League. Naturally, decisions of this caliber are carefully considered and are extremely difficult to make as they affect multiple individuals, both internally and externally", stated Golden Grape Entertainment President Hondo Candelaria.

With the official notice, a chapter of professional sport in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas region closes as the organization bids a heartfelt farewell to its supporters and stakeholders who embraced the club since its inception in 2016.

The 'Toros' organization took great pride in serving our community on and off the field through charitable events, school visits and skill development clinics, all which drew us closer to our supporters and provided an opportunity for fellowship.

To the fans, we are eternally grateful for your support each and every step of the way. Throughout the seasons, our staff and players pridefully worked tirelessly to provide quality soccer, entertainment and service while collecting countless amazing memories in the process.

We sincerely thank you, and for one final time, GO TOROS!

Footnote: The club will not field additional questions on the decision to cease operations, no additional comments will be provided.


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