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March 12, 2023 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)Las Vegas Lights FC News Release

Las Vegas Lights FC's Jordan Ayimbila in action
Las Vegas Lights FC’s Jordan Ayimbila in action
(Las Vegas Lights FC)


Lights FC kicked off the sixth season in franchise history by visiting the RGV FC Toros, in the first of six consecutive USL Championship road games for Las Vegas.

The Lights took an early lead in the 4th minute with an own goal from Taylor Davila off of a free kick executed by Tyler Bagley.

After a back and forth first half, RGV tied the game with a curling strike from outside the box courtesy of Ricky Ruiz in added time.

MLS and Liga MX veteran Erick “Cubo” Torres made his Lights FC debut by being subbed into the game in the 76th minute of the game.

This game marked the fourth time in franchise history that Lights FC kicked off a season by getting at least a point during their season opener, with three of those games being on the road.


1-0 Las Vegas – Taylor Davila (own goal) – 4th minute

1-1 Rio Grande Valley – Ricky Ruiz – 45+3 minute


Lights FC will visit Orange County SC on Saturday, March 25th with kickoff set for 7 p.m. PT


Las Vegas will play their first regular season home game of the year on Friday, Cinco de Mayo at 7:30 p.m. against the Charleston Battery at Cashman Field.

Before that match, the Lights will host a second round matchup of the US Open Cup on Wednesday, April 5th by taking on the L.A. Force. This contest will take place at UNLV’s Peter Johann Soccer Field, starting at 7 p.m.

Any Questions? Contact us at Communications@LasVegasLightsFC.com.

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