The Houston Dynamo have loaned midfielder Eric Bird, defender Alejandro Fuenmayor and forwards Ronaldo Peña and Michael Salazar to Rio Grande Valley FC for their match against Austin Bold FC on Sunday, the club announced today.
The match is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. CDT kickoff at Bold Stadium in the state capital and will be streamed live on ESPN+. The Toros will be seeking back-to-back victories after last weekend’s 1-0 victory over El Paso Locomotives at H-E-B Park.
Bird will be returning to RGV for the 10th time this season and the midfielder scored the game-winning goal last weekend against Austin. The midfielder has also tallied one assist in 635 minutes for the squad in 2019.
Fuenmayor has nine clearances and seven interceptions in five appearances for RGV this season. This is the first loan for the defender since a 2-2 draw with San Antonio FC on Aug. 18.
Peña has one assist in two appearances for RGV this season and returns to the USL Championship side for the first time since a 0-0 draw with Tacoma Defiance on July 7.
Salazar joins RGV FC for the fourth time since signing with the Dynamo on June 10. The forward has scored nine goals in 16 appearances for the Toros, his first season with the Dynamo USL hybrid affiliate.