edinburgh, texas – Rio Grande Valley FC announced Wednesday that the club has signed forward Juan Galindres ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. The signature is pending league and federation approval.
Galindres joins the Toros after spending the past two seasons with USL League One club Chattanooga Red Wolves SC. In this past campaign, the 28-year-old has scored his 13 goals, finished fourth in the league in the regular season and playoffs, and helped lead the Red Wolves to his USL League One Finals for the first time in history.
Overall, Galindres scored 24 goals in 57 appearances for the Red Wolves and twice won Ligue 1’s Player of the Month award in both seasons in June.
Previously, Galindrez’s career began in Mexico, where he played for second division club Real Cuautitlan in 2016. He then moved to Tijuana, Mexico in 2017, where he played against the Premier League, where he scored a breakout season with just 21 goals. He made 34 appearances and caught the eye of then-Liga MX side Dorados de Sinaloa.
At Dorados de Sinaloa, he was under the supervision of the late Diego Maradona, who managed Dorados during the 2018-19 season. Galindres has played in his six matches for the side in his flight to the top of his football in Mexico.
In 2019, he returned to his native Colombia to compete with Fortaleza CEIF in the Colombian category Primera B rank. He scored four goals in 24 appearances for the club before moving to the United States to contest the Red Wolves.