A Light Preview: Match #20 vs. RGVFC Toros

A quick turnaround will see Las Vegas Lights FC host RGVFC tonight.

Las Vegas Lights FC will hope that short rest will help them turn things around quickly after a dismal midweek defeat to Tacoma Defiance.

Looking at the Lights (6-8-5)

There’s really no reason to dwell on Wednesday’s result. It was a poor performance and one that lacked discipline against a poor side. Moving forward to tonight, the club will be without three players due to that match: Javan Torre, Jesus Gonzalez, and Sammy Ochoa. Another player that’s listed as questionable could be the most crucial availability for Eric Wynalda’s side. Mobi Fehr missed the match against Tacoma with an injury and may not be a go tonight vs. the Toros. He’s one of the most pivotal players for the club, controlling the pace in the midfield with his passing. With him, the Lights could overcome the other absences. Without him, the side will be lacking their metronome midfielder and could have trouble against a very capable opponent.

Irvin Parra will need to keep his positive home form going and will need help from Jose Villarreal and Preston Tabort Etaka in the attack.

Who you should know: RGVFC Toros (6-9-5)

Isidro Martinez: Chelo has played in all 20 matches this season for the Toros and he is a true playmaking midfielder. He leads the club with 46 chances created, 16 more than second-best. His four assists are tied for the club-high.

Carlos Small: Outside of Michael Salazar who is now in Houston, Small has the most goals for the club with seven. He hasn’t been especially clinical lately, but his strength and pace make him dangerous at any time.

Kyle Adams: He’s a steady leader for RGVFC on the backline. The New Zealander has the most passes on the club and is connecting on 86%. He scored the winner last week vs. Sacramento.

The Deets

Tonight, 7:30 PM Pacific Time at Cashman Field

Las Vegas Lights FC vs. RGVFC Toros

The club will wear commemorative kits to bring awareness to organ donation, the theme of the night. 


Carson A Merk

Reporting live from Sin City, I have covered both RGVFC and Las Vegas Lights FC since their inceptions. I also write profiles to highlight players from the NCAA to USL to NWSL and everywhere in between.