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Reno 1868 F.C. Tops Rio Grande Valley F.C.

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6/7/2017

When Reno 1868 FC needed a hero on Wednesday night at Greater Nevada Field, defender Brent Richards showed up to save the day.

In front of a crowd of 4,844 fans, Reno beat Rio Grande Valley FC 3-2 thanks to Richards' thrilling goal in the 77th minute from an assist from defender Luis Felipe Fernandes, who scored 11 minutes earlier.

Wednesday's match against the Toros marked the first meeting between the clubs and after a brief defensive struggle, both clubs turned up their respective offensive attacks.

Rio Grande Valley FC came into the match as one of the best defensive clubs in the USL. And it was the Toros who struck first in the 20th minute thanks to a goal by Memo Rodriguez.


Two minutes later, one of the most prolific scorers in all of U.S. professional soccer, answered back.

Reno forward Dane Kelly notched his 11th USL goal of the season in the 22nd minute after a beautiful assist by Antoine Hoppenot.

But Wednesday belonged to Reno defenders like Richards and Fernandes who both helped Reno 1868 FC answer back after RGV midfielder Eric Bird tied the match up in the 74th minute after converting his penalty kick.   

Midfielder Chris Wehan's assist to Fernandes' goal in the 66th minute added to his chances created tally that keeps on growing as the season progresses. He had three key passes and one assist on Wednesday.  


Reno 1868 FC has a quick turnaround as it hosts rival Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday at Greater Nevada Field. 

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