Toros Work To Turn Season Around
EDINBURG – The Toros say they’re playing well for the majority of their games. The problem has been mistakes in key moments.
“We’re a young team and inexperienced,” said defender Kyle Adams. “We don’t have a lot of experience. We have moments of lapses in concentration and these older and more experienced teams punish us.”
The Toros’ lone win was April 25th. Since they, they’ve had six straight draws followed by three straight losses.
For coach Gerson Echeverry, part of his approach has been trying to look at the positives.
“We’ve gotten some ties and we’ve played well against some of the teams that are on top of the able,” said Echevvery. “Particularly when we were at home, we knew we had games in hand that we let get away.”
The Toros offense has to get better. They’ve had just two goals in their last six matches.
Echeverry is hopeful players like Aldo Quintanilla or Chuy Enriquez can give the offense a spark.
“As an athlete and as a professional athletes, you have to realize that if you’re playing someone on top of the table or on the bottom of the table, you have to have that mentality of killer instinct that you just want to bury them,” said Echeverry. “That’s what makes those really great players great. We can’t make any excuses. The one conversation we had yesterday is just work. We have to work and that’s the only way to get better.”
Next up, a home match against Phoenix Rising FC, one of the USL’s top teams.
“We’re ready,” said midfielder Todd Wharton. “We know they’re a good team. We’re really good at home. Just a matter of who’s going to want it more.”
Phoenix Rising FC has a league-best 33 goals this season in comparison to 14 goals for RGV FC.
Saturday’s match kicks off at 7:30 PM at HEB Park in Edinburg.