Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley FC announced today the signing of midfielder Christiano Francois to the club’s 2023 USL Championship roster. The signing is pending league and federation approval.
Francois boasts a proven track record in the USL Championship; the Haitian international has logged an impressive 162 appearances across the regular season and playoffs, recording 32 goals and 34 assists in the league. Additionally, since the start of the 2017 season, the 29-year-old has completed 265 dribbles, ranking fifth in the Championship over that span.
His standout season offensively came two years ago at Miami FC where he racked up 11 goals and seven assists, showcasing his attacking specialty as a winger. This past season, Francois competed for fellow USL Championship club El Paso Locomotive FC.
The 29-year-old has seen a plethora of action with numerous league clubs which include; Richmond Kickers (2014), Rochester NY FC (2017), Pittsburgh Riverhounds (2018), Ottawa Fury FC (2019), and Reno 1868 FC (2020).
Francois made his international debut with the Haiti Men’s National Team on September 7, 2019 in the 78th minute of a 2019 CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao. He has three appearances at the U-23 ranks and three senior level matches respectively for the Haitian national teams.
TRANSACTION: Rio Grande Valley FC sign midfielder Christiano Francois
|FULL NAME:||Christiano Francois|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||July 17, 1993|
ABOUT RIO GRANDE VALLEY FC
The Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (RGV FC) enter their eighth season in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship in 2023. The club plays at H-E-B Park, a state-of-the-art soccer specific stadium that holds 9,700 people, the club trains in H-E-B Park’s world class training facility adjacent to the stadium. RGV FC is the only professional soccer team located within the Rio Grande Valley. For more information, please visit www.RGVFC.com.