Courtesy: Rio Grande Valley
RGVFC Unveils Toros as Club’s Nickname
Release: 11/11/2015
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

EDINBURG, Texas – RGVFC went to its fan base to determine what the club’s official nickname would be ahead of the 2016 season.

Their choice, determined in an online vote and through social media using the hashtag #RGVNameYourTeam, was revealed on Wednesday morning as the club unveiled the “Toros” to the public.

“We are excited that our fans voted for Toros as RGVFC’s nickname,” RGVFC’s Bert Garcia said in a statement. “The Toro possesses skills of aggression, energy, strength and stamina. The name also lends to our predominately Hispanic culture in the Rio Grande Valley. We are hard at work preparing for the season and look forward to kickoff late in the spring.”

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The Toros’ logo has the distinctive feature of a pair of horns at the top of the crest, a clever allusion to the club’s nickname. Other features of the design include stripes at the bottom of the shield, which represent the agriculture industry of the Rio Grande Valley that historically brought trade and commerce to the region. The vertical lines at the top of the logo represent the sun and Valley heat, while also reflecting an element of the Toros’ MLS partner the Houston Dynamo’s logo.

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RGVFC was the first club to be awarded a USL franchise earlier this year, and the ownership group led by Alonzo Cantu has moved forward strongly already with the construction of a 9,400-seat soccer specific stadium already underway. The unveiling of the “Toros” nickname and logo is the next step toward opening day in 2016 for the expansion club.
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