Corpus Christi FC will rematch with Brazos Valley Cavalry FC this Friday, 13 days after the defeat to them at the Dr. Jack A. Dugan Soccer Stadium, whilst the showdown comes seven days after the impressive victory over Texas United, where Dr. Sebastian Giraldo’s men once again showed their brilliant goalscoring capabilities.
The Sharks face Brazos for what will be the third time out of a total four matches against the side from Bryan. So far, CCFC has fallen to two defeats, however, the boss and the team remain in high spirits and confidence for the third test between the two.
So, what else do we need to know this time around against the Cavalry?
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.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS SEASON AGAINST BRAZOS?
Corpus Christi FC played against the Cavalry on May 23, and despite putting up a fight, the home side were 2-0 winners, inflicting the Sharks’ first defeat of 2019 as a result. Last time out, CCFC lost 8-1 at home to the Cavalry.
HOW HAVE BRAZOS FAIRED SO FAR?
The Cavalry remain the favorites to defend their Mid South Division title. Clarkson’s men have conceded one goal, was Smith’s clever finish last time the two sides met.
3-0 victories over Texas United and AHFC Royals, the 2-0 win against the Sharks and the 8-1 last time out, have put them second in the table. The Cavalry trail Mississippi Brilla by two points, having played three games less.
Checha Cvetanovic remains sidelined from the injury he picked up against the Cavalry nine days ago. Nick Tunic played his first game of the season for the Sharks last time out, meaning Cvetanovic is the only absentee.
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE MATCH?
The match is at 7pm, Friday, June 14. As always, the best and only way to get the full soccer is experience is to head down to the Dr. Jack Dugan Soccer Stadium to watch your Corpus Christi FC live! Gates open at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the stadium.