Corpus Christi FC will go back on the road this week, as they take on Brazos Valley Cavalry FC in what is looking like an early battle for a chance to get into the playoffs against last season’s Mid South Division champions.
As it stands, the Sharks are second in the table and only trail the top spot because of Mississippi Brilla’s 7-1 demolition over Texas United, which has narrowly put them ahead of CCFC by just one goal, but level on points.
With Brazos defeating Texas United 3-0, and Corpus scoring 10 goals in the first two, this is sure to be a cracker of a match. So, what else do we need to know?
WHO ARE BRAZOS VALLEY CAVALRY?
Brazos VCFC are a fellow USL League Two side, based in Bryan, Texas. They were founded in 2017.
In their inaugural USL League Two season, they finished third in the Mid South Division. However, a year later, they won the division by two points, as they scored an impressive 42 goals in 14 games. This was the same season Corpus finished fourth in what was their debut season.
They are led by their head coach James Clarkson.
WHAT HAPPENED LAST SEASON AGAINST BRAZOS?
In the season of 2018, Corpus Christi FC won and lost to Brazos. The first outing saw the Sharks fall to a 4-2 defeat to Brazos, however, Corpus got their revenge in the home tie, cruising to a 2-0 victory at the Dr. Jack Dugan Stadium.
HOW HAVE BRAZOS FAIRED SO FAR?
Brazos have continued the season just how they left the last – by winning. They have played just the one game so far, but it was a convincing 3-0 victory against Texas United.
A WORD FROM THE BOSS
“We expect a very talented and organized team that will challenge us for 90 mins. This is the type of big game that gets us excited and hopefully will bring the best out of the team. I expect my team to be ready for the challenge and a very entertaining match.”
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE MATCH?
The match is at 7pm, May 23. It will take place at the Nutrabolt Stadium in Bryan, Texas – the home stadium of Brazos.
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