The Brooklyn Bull: Obregon Jr. is focused on 2020 with the Toros

The beginning of Juan Carlos Obregon Jr.’s time with RGVFC can be described perfectly by one of his favorite hip-hop artists from his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. On Fabolous’ song “My Time”, he raps in the first verse, “Soon as I walk in, it feels like me o’clock.” Arriving at the club in late September, Obregon Jr. made his debut for the Toros as an 84th-minute substitute vs. Orange County SC. He scored in the 85th minute.

Talking about how he was able to make such a quick impact, the Honduran-American forward said, “The team atmosphere put out by both the coaching staff and players at RGV was really good, which allowed me to feel comfortable from the moment I got there. And on the personal level, I work extremely hard to be the best player I can possibly be.”

In four matches and less than 90 total minutes in 2019, JC, as he’s most commonly known, scored that goal vs. OC, completed 22/25 passes, and had a key pass. Now, he is back for a full season with the club in 2020.  JC brings experience from college soccer with Siena, U-20 with Liga MX’s Nexaca, and with F.A. Euro in the PDL, now USL League Two. “Both experiences have been important in my growth of my career by helping me make improvements: physically, tactically, and mentally,” he said about his time with Siena and Nexaca.

If you didn’t get the chance to see his cameo with the club, JC described his playing style, “I’m a very hardworking, creative team player. I love to win and have a goal-scoring mentality. I invite all fans in the Valley to come out and celebrate many goals and victories this season.”

His manager, Gerson Echeverry, also gave his opinion on the forward. “He is very good in both areas, playing with his back to goal or facing the defense. He has a quick first step and calmness around the goal.”


Photo credit: Christian Inoferio

While he prefers to play as a striker, JC said, “I consider myself a very versatile player. Therefore, whichever system the team is playing in, I’ll always give my best effort and try to help the team win.”

He’s also inviting the RGVFC fans to let him know their favorite restaurants and things to do in the Valley because he didn’t get much of a chance to get out and explore. You can tweet your suggestions to @JCObre10 and see him and the rest of the Toros live in action at H-E-B Park this season.

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.