Toros Fall to FC Tulsa at Home
EDINBURG, Texas - After numerous delays due to inclement weather, Rio Grande Valley FC (0-4-2) fell 1-2 to FC Tulsa (1-0-2) on Saturday night at H-E-B Park. Robert Castellanos scored his first goal of the 2020 season.
FC Tulsa earned a lead in the 26th minute after Marlon Santos sent a left-footed shot to the back of the net following a corner kick, 0-1. In the 71st minute, Robert Coronado sent a long cross toward the inside the box, connecting with Castellanos who headed the ball sending it to the back-right post equalizing for the Toros 1-1.
In the 74th minute Kyle Adams conceded a foul giving Tulsa a penalty shot. Ariel Martinez converted the penalty sending it to the bottom left corner, earning the lead again, 1-2.
In the 12th minute, Ariel Martinez sent a shot from the left side of the box, but Paul Blanchette managed to save the attempt in the bottom right corner. Seven minutes later, RGV FC defender Robert Coronado received a through ball from James Murphy where he sent a left-footed shot but unfortunately the goalkeeper managed to save it.
Around the 42nd minute, lightning struck nearby which caused another weather delay. After a short halftime, Luka Prpa sent a shot from outside the box but was sent too high. The Toros struck again in the 62nd minute after Garrett McLaughlin drove the ball into the six-yard box sending a shot from the right side but was blocked by the keeper.
RGV FC totaled 11 shots, three on target while completing 84.6% of the passes and holding 60% possession. Tulsa totaled eight shots, four on target completing 76.7% of the passes.
Castellanos led the Toros with three total shots, one on target. Coronado totaled three clearances and two interceptions.
RGV FC hits the road on Saturday, August 8 as they face off Austin Bold at 8 p.m. CST. Matchup will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN+. To see more matchday information, visit www.rgvfc.com.
Rio Grande Valley FC (0-4-2; 2 pts.) 0-1 FC Tulsa (1-0-2; 5 pts.)
USL Championship 2020 Season - Match 6
Sunday - H-E-B Park - Edinburg, Texas
TEAM 1H 2H FT
Rio Grande Valley FC 0 1 1
FC Tulsa 1 1 2
TUL: Marlon 26
RGV: Robert Castellanos (Robert Coronado) 71
TUL: Ariel Martinez 74 (PK)
LINEUPS & STATISTICS
RGV FC: Paul Blanchette, Robert Castellanos, Carter Manley, Kyle Adams, Isidro Martinez (Deshane Beckford 78), Robert Coronado, Christian Lucatero (Kyle Edwards 89), Kevin Rodriguez (Luka Prpa 45), Garrett McLaughlin (Juan Carlos Obregon Jr 64), James Murphy, Kembo Kibato.
Unused substitutes: Ryan Coulter, Emile Legault, Diego Rocha.
Total Shots: 11 Shots on Goal: 3 Fouls Committed: 10 Offside: 2 Corner Kicks: 6 Saves: 2
TUL: Sean Lewis, Bradley Bourgeois, Kevin Garcia, Solomon Kwambe (Vangjel Zguro 62), Matt Sheldon, Eric Bird (Raphael Ayagwa 62), Lebo Moloto, Ariel Martinez (Callum Page 78), Marlon Santos (Panin Boakye 75), Rodrigo Da Costa, Dario Suarez (Tobenna Uzo 62).
Unused substitutes: Brayan Byars, Cristian Altamirano.
Total Shots: 8 Shots on Goal: 4 Fouls Committed: 17 Offside: 2 Corner Kicks: 2 Saves: 2
TUL: Eric Bird (caution; foul) 28
RGV: Kyle Adams (caution; foul) 73
TUL: Rodrigo Da Costa (caution; foul) 91
TUL: Panin Boakye-Mensa (caution; foul) 92
Referee: Elton Garcia
Assistant Referee 1: Sergio Santana Peña
Assistant Referee 2: Carmelo Alvarez Jr.
Fourth Official: Jacobo Zuniga
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