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Not So Texas Rangers: SPR destroyed by Rio Grande Valley FC 4-1

The Swope Park Rangers dropped their fourth game in the last five at the hands of Rio Grande Valley FC in Texas by a final score of 4-1 on Saturday night.

The Swope Park Rangers were dominated by a final score of 4-1 in Texas at the hands of Rio Grande Valley FC. Marc Dos Santos squad conceded two early goals and although Daniel Salloi got one back for the visitors, they gave up two more as they pushed for an equalizer late in the game.

SPR had the first chance of the game, but Rio Grande Valley FC got on the board in the 13' minute after slicing through the midfield of the Rangers. The ball was moved around nicely before being finished off by Rodriguez.

The home side, and Rodriguez,  would double down on that lead about ten minutes later in the 26' minute. He made his way into the box and managed to stay onside while receiving the ball wide open. After scoring his first, the confidence could be seen on his second as he smashed the ball home.

The Rangers gave themselves hope at getting back into the match with a Daniel Salloi goal in the 40' minute. Tyrpak took the ball down the right side and cut back onto his left foot to send in a ball for Salloi. It came to the 19 year old in a awkward spot, but he as able to settle it at his feet and get off a shot. He sent it passed the keeper for his 3rd goal on the season.

However, as SPR pushed forward to earn a result, RGV was able to score two more themselves. They scored the 3rd goal in the 89' minute from some clever ball movement in the box. Lovejoy snuck in behind and got the ball in a dangerous spot. He took a touch for himself and put it low passed Zac Lubin.

Lubin gave up 4 goals, but didn't play a bad match. He made a couple saves to keep the game close, but Rio Grande Valley would push in a 4th in the dying moments of the game. It was more cheeky play in the box that finished off the game. After passing it around, Garcia took the ball at the top of the six in a tight space. Lubin pounced on him, but he dribbled around him and calmy put in the game's last goal.

The loss moves the Rangers record to 3-4-1 on the season. They have now lost four of their last five matches. Their next match is on Saturday at Swope Park as they welcome MLS hopeful, Sacramento Republic FC.