RGV Barracudas Announced

by Jeff Husted

HIDALGO, Texas ---- The Rio Grande Valley Barracudas will be a part of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) and have in-state opponents Dallas Sidekicks and the El Paso Coyotes. All home games will be played at State Farm Arena. Official team colors are Royal Blue, Orange, White, and Grey.

Division alignment and team schedule will be announced at a later date.

Jorge Quiroz was named as the head coach of the Barracudas. Quiroz is originally from Mexico City, Mexico and is no stranger to the coaching stage as he led Professional Arena Soccer League Premier-side RGV Devils to the 2015-2016 Winter National Championship.

As a player, Quiroz has been known to be a defender that likes to provide for his teammates as he amassed 26 goals and 43 assists in 41 career games as member of Turlock Express, RGV Flash, and Hidalgo La Fiera. Quiroz has also represented Mexico in numerous international events.