RGV Barracudas FC

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Founded2004; 15 years ago (2004)
StadiumPayne Arena
Hidalgo, Texas
OwnerJose O. Ruvalcaba
General ManagerOscar Antonio Ruvalcaba Jr
LeagueMajor Arena Soccer League
2018–192nd, Southwest Division
Playoffs: Division Final
WebsiteClub website

RGV Barracudas FC is an American soccer club based in Hidalgo, Texas. Founded in 2004 as an amateur team,[1] the men's indoor squad made its professional debut at the Barracudas Sports Complex as the Brownsville Barracudas in the Major Arena Soccer League during the 2014–15 season.[2][3] The club signed Luis Ángel Landín the following year, and that season advanced to the Division Final vs. Las Vegas Legends after his golden goal against Atlético Baja at Tijuana.

After taking the 2016–17 MASL season off to regroup, the Barracudas returned for the 2017–18 season as the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas, playing the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo.[4] The RGV Barracudas signed Vicente Matias Vuoso during the 2017-2018 season.

The club's colors are blue and white; their home uniform, sponsored by Eletto Sport, is a royal blue shirt with a white collar and white shorts with blue socks.


2018–19 roster[edit]

Active Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Martin Cruz
2 DF Oswaldo Medina Gonzalez
3 Mexico DF Genoni Martinez
5 Mexico DF Emmanuel Aguirre
6 Mexico DF Gustavo Rosales
7 Mexico MF Carlos Hernández
8 MF Erick Jhon Ponce
10 Mexico MF Efrain Martinez
12 Costa Rica MF Diego Zuñiga
13 Mexico FW Yotsi Martinez
No. Position Player
14 Mexico FW Luis Saúl Ramírez
19 Mexico FW Oscar Ventura
21 Mexico GK Diego Angel Arriaga
22 United States MF Moises Gonzalez
23 Mexico GK Fidel Garcia
24 Mexico DF Ismael Pineda
27 Mexico FW Carlos Portales
29 Mexico DF Mitchell Cardenas
32 Mexico MF Rodrigo Tinoco
88 Mexico MF Topiltzin Mendez

Inactive Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Edgar Martinez Grimaldo
DF David Eduardo Lizcano
Adhemir Martinez
Adriano Nunes
No. Position Player
Mexico Daniel Vazquez
9 Mexico FW Gary Schuster
15 Mexico FW Luis Eduardo Maldonado


  • Mexico Genoni MartinezHead coach
  • Marco Antonio Coria – Assistantcoach
  • Tenoch Juarez – Assistant coach
  • Alejandro Diaz – Trainer


League Champions Runners-Up Division Champions Playoff Berth
Year League Reg. Season GF GA Finish Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2014–15 MASL 2–13 69 138 Southern Did Not Qualify 700
2015–16 MASL 8–12 134 145 Southern Division Final 1,000
2016–17 MASL On Hiatus
2017–18 MASL 3-19 129 222 Southern Did not Qualify 1,500


  1. ^ Armstrong, Zach (May 20, 2014). "Brownsville soccer team goes pro". Brownsville, TX: KVEO-TV. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Crum, Andrew (May 21, 2014). "A decade of work pays off for Ruvalcaba, Barracudas". Brownsville Herald. Brownsville, TX. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  3. ^ Krieger, Dan (May 27, 2014). "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". Our Sports Central. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Husted, Jeff (April 7, 2017). "MASL ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION". MASLSoccer.com. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
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