New Mexico United vs El Paso Locomotive , Southwest University Park, May, 12, 2019, El Paso, TX , Andres Acosta El Paso Herald-Post
Thursday afternoon, officials with El Paso Locomotive FC released the team’s 2020 season schedule.
The season kicks off with an away match against Orange County SC on March 6 and the 2020 home opener will be on March 14 against Portland Timbers 2 (a team El Paso drew against on the road and defeated at home 4-1).
The USL Championship season will run 33 weeks starting March 6 and will conclude on October 18. Times for home and away matches will be announced in the coming weeks.
“As we start our second season, we are once again pleased to share our Western Conference schedule with our fans. We developed rivalries with other teams that we will look to continue to grow, had successes both at home and on the road, and look forward to a newcomer to the league in San Diego Loyal led by US soccer legend Landon Donovan,” said General Manager, Business Operations Andrew Forrest
“With twelve Saturday night matches that include Phoenix Rising, San Antonio FC, and New Mexico United; a game versus fellow Texas team Rio Grande Valley on ESPN Deportes and to build on our incredible inaugural season postseason run; 2020 is going to be a season you will not want to miss,” Forrest added.
The 34-game schedule will see Locomotive FC playing a home-and-away match against each team within the Western Conference of the USL Championship, with regional and state rivalries that formed in the inaugural season returning.
A heated matchup between El Paso Locomotive FC and New Mexico United (Albuquerque) has been scheduled for Saturday, March 21 in Albuquerque and On Saturday, September 12, at Southwest University Park.
Texas has four USL Championship teams; El Paso Locomotive FC, Rio Grande Valley FC, Austin Bold FC, and San Antonio FC.
All teams will play each other in a home-and-away series for the bragging rights of the best team in the state of Texas at stake and a chance to claim the Copa Tejas as their own.
El Paso Locomotive FC will also be playing matches against Four MLS II squads (Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders, LA Galaxy, and Real Salt Lake) this season, starting with the 2020 Home Opener against Portland Timbers 2 on March 14.
El Paso Locomotive FC Full 2019 Inaugural Season Schedule
March 06 Orange County SC
March 14 Portland Timbers 2
March 21 New Mexico United
March 29 Tacoma Defiance
April 04 La Galaxy II
April 18 FC Tulsa
May 02 Reno 1868 FC
May 06 OKC Energy FC
May 14 San Diego Loyal
May 23 Real Monarchs
May 30 Sacramento Republic
June 06 Phoenix Rising FC
June 10 Colorado Springs FC
June 13 San Antonio FC
June 20 Austin Bold FC
June 27 Tacoma Defiance
July 03 OKC Energy FC
July 15 Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
July 18 Las Vegas Lights FC
July 25 Sacramento Republic FC
Aug. 01 LA Galaxy II
Aug. 08 Phoenix Rising FC
Aug. 12 San Diego Loyal
Aug. 15 Real Monarchs
Aug. 22 Orange County SC
Aug. 29 San Antonio FC
Sept. 05 FC Tulsa
Sept. 12 New Mexico United
Sept. 16 Reno 1868 FC
Sept. 20 Portland Timbers 2
Sept. 27 Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
Oct. 03 Las Vegas Lights FC
Oct. 10 Colorado Springs FC
Oct. 17 Austin Bold FC
El Paso Locomotive FC 2019 Home Schedule
|Saturday, March 14||Portland Timbers|
|Saturday, April 4||LA Galaxy II|
|Wednesday, May 6||OKC Energy FC|
|Thursday, May 14||San Diego Loyal|
|Saturday, May 23||Real Monarchs SLC|
|Wednesday, June 10||Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC|
|Saturday, June 13||San Antonio FC|
|Saturday, June 27||Tacoma Defiance|
|Saturday, July 18||Las Vegas Lights|
|Saturday, July 25||Sacramento Republic FC|
|Saturday, August 8||Phoenix Rising FC|
|Saturday, August 22||Orange County SC|
|Saturday, September 5||FC Tulsa|
|Saturday, September 12||New Mexico United|
|Wednesday, September 16||Reno 1868 FC|
|Sunday, September 27||Rio Grande Valley FC|
|Saturday, October 17||Austin Bold FC|
2019 Home Schedule Breakdown
By Day of the Week
Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL. Individual match tickets will be on sale at a later date.
El Paso Locomotive FC is offering Season Ticket opportunities, Groups, Hospitality, and Premium Seating Options for the 2020 season.
For more information please visit our website at eplocomotivefc.com, call 915-235-GOAL, or email firstname.lastname@example.org