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NEED TO KNOW:
– Toros host New Mexico United on May 1 in first match of 2021 regular season
– RGV FC host Landon Donovan and SD Loyal FC on May 6
– Toros hosts San Antonio FC on May 15 for a Copa Tejas kick off
EDINBURG, Texas (Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021) – Rio Grande Valley FC announced today its 32-game schedule for the 2021 USL Championship regular season. The club enters its sixth season in the USL with the return of the club’s first-ever Head Coach, Wilmer Cabrera, as Head Coach and Sporting Director.
The club opens play at H-E-B Park on Saturday, May 1st as they host New Mexico United. The following weekend, RGV FC hosts Landon Donovan and San Diego Loyal SC on Saturday, May 6.
The Toros will welcome up to 3,000 fans in the stands to ensure the safety for all fans. H-E-B Park’s updated fan safety protocols may be found at https://www.rgvfc.com/safety.
As previously announced, the 2021 Championship regular season will see each of the league’s teams play a 32-game schedule over a 28-week regular season, with the league divided into four divisions and two conferences. The structure for the 2021 USL Championship Playoffs will be announced prior to the start of the regular season.
The Toros will play each team of the Mountain Division, part of the Western Conference, four times with two of the matchups being at home. The club will take on five Eastern Conference teams, with first-ever matches against Miami FC (6/6), Loudoun United FC (9/4) and Atlanta United FC 2 (9/25).
Highlighting the division schedule is the first Copa Tejas showdown at H-E-B Park as RGV FC hosts San Antonio FC on Saturday, May 15. The Toros will then head on a two-game road trip to Texas teams, El Paso Locomotive FC (5/22) and SAFC (5/29).
The Toros finish the 2021 regular season with the last Copa Tejas face off against the Locomotive FC on Saturday, October 30 at H-E-B Park.
More details on the 2021 USL Championship season, including the national television schedule on ESPN and the postseason structure, will be available in the coming weeks.
Toros 2021 Season Ticket Memberships are now available at www.RGVFC.com. In addition, the first three regular-season games may also be purchased on the website.
The full 32-regular season game schedule is available below.
RIO GRANDE VALLEY FC 2021 SCHEDULE
|Saturday, May 1||New Mexico United||Opening Day, Isidro Martinez returns to RGV|
|Thursday, May 6||San Diego Loyal SC||RGV welcome Landon Donovan|
|Saturday, May 15||San Antonio FC||1st Copa Tejas Showdown|
|Saturday, May 22||At El Paso Locomotive FC||2nd Copa Tejas Match|
|Saturday, May 29||At San Antonio FC|
|Sunday, June 6||At The Miami FC||1st time-ever against Miami|
|Saturday, June 12||Real Monarchs SLC||Previous 2019 USL Champions|
|Wednesday, June 16||Austin Bold FC|
|Saturday, June 19||At San Antonio FC|
|Friday, June 25||FC Tulsa|
|Wednesday, June 30||El Paso Locomotive FC|
|Saturday, July 10||At Austin Bold FC|
|Saturday, July 17||At Orange County SC|
|Saturday, July 24||Austin Bold FC|
|Saturday, July 31||At Phoenix Rising FC|
|Wednesday, Aug. 4||At Real Monarchs SLC|
|Saturday, Aug. 7||San Antonio FC|
|Saturday, Aug. 14||Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC|
|Tuesday, Aug. 17||At Austin Bold FC|
|Saturday, Aug. 21||At El Paso Locomotive FC|
|Sunday, Aug. 29||At OKC Energy FC|
|Saturday, Sept. 4||Loudoun United FC||1st game-ever vs Loudoun|
|Saturday, Sept. 11||At Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC|
|Saturday, Sept. 18||Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC|
|Wednesday, Sept. 22||At New Mexico United|
|Saturday, Sept. 25||Atlanta United FC 2||1st matchup-ever vs Atlanta|
|Saturday, Oct. 2||Real Monarchs SLC||Push for playoffs|
|Saturday, Oct. 9||At New Mexico United|
|Saturday, Oct. 16||At Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC|
|Saturday, Oct. 23||New Mexico United|
|Wednesday, Oct. 27||At Real Monarchs SLC|
|Saturday, Oct. 30||El Paso Locomotive FC||Last Copa Tejas match & regular-season game|
ABOUT RIO GRANDE VALLEY FC
The Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (RGV FC) enter their sixth season in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship in 2021. 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. In 2016, RGV FC became USL’s first team to develop a hybrid affiliation model with a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. This partnership, with Houston Dynamo FC, began in 2016. The relationship has now evolved into a more traditional USL/MLS affiliation where RGV FC manages all aspects of the club and the Dynamo are able to loan players to the Toros for development purposes. For more information, please visit www.RGVFC.com.