SD Loyal SC fall to RGV Toros FC 2-1

Credit: SD Loyal

Credit: SD Loyal

RGV Toros FC comeback to beat San Diego Loyal in Texas

The San Diego Loyal were away from the pitch since May 7, when they finished in a 1-1 draw with New Mexico United. There was some rust as the Loyal seemed to have gotten outplayed most of the match. The only goal for the Loyal came on a penalty kick. The attack needs to improve if they want to get back in the win column.

The match started off with a bang when Koke Vegas blocked a penalty kick to keep the Toros from taking a very early 1-0 lead.

Until the 36th minute, the rest of the match didn’t see much action for the Loyal.

What happened leading up to the Loyal’s first goal started with Evan Conway. The midfielder stole the ball from the opponents and started the attack for the Loyal. That led to Andrew Carleton getting smashed in the penalty area, which allowed Kyle Vassell to nail in the advantage.

San Diego once again controlled the possession and found a way to lead once again. Although, The Toros shot more attempts in the first half than the Loyal 12-4, with four on target and two on target for SD.

The first half took quite some time to finish. With injuries and stoppage time, they went on to play around 54 minutes in the half.

The second half showed a lot of hustle on both sides. The Toros actually seemed to get the better chances in this match as they attempted far more shots. Through 75 minutes, RGV led 16-7 in the shot-attempt category.

That 16th attempt was the equalizer in the 75th minute.

There was nothing Vegas could do on the diving attempt. Emilio Ycaza nailed in a beautiful attempt with his left foot.

A shocker happened just five minutes later. After a couple of corner kicks from the Toros, they scored again after the ball was pinballed around the goal box. Ycaza was the man again as he gave his squad the lead late in this match.


That would pretty much be all she wrote. The Loyal did whatever they could to remain in the match, but it wasn’t enough. RGV stole a win at home as the Loyal have blown a late lead in two straight matches. That is a five-point swing.

The next match for the Loyal is a Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 pm. They will head north on the I-5 freeway to take on the LA Galaxy II.

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Chris Spiering
Chris is a graduate of the University of San Diego. He is the former Sports Editor for the USDVista newspaper. Chris is also an athlete and is huge fan of San Diego sports. Chris has covered the San Diego Loyal, and contributes regularly about the Padres.
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