El Paso Locomotive FC put on a clinical performance to earn their spot in the postseason with the 4-1 win over Portland Timbers 2
The Locos defeated Timbers 2, in what was their largest margin of victory, most goals scored, and fastest goal in club history.
Locomotive have made history in their inaugural season as the first expansion club to earn their place in the 2019 postseason.
The action kicked off in the 4th minute when Sebastian Velasquez dribbled past three Portland defenders, showcasing his agility and creativity on the ball, and then hammered the ball into the back of the net.
The four-minute goal has earned the honor of fastest goal in club history. The records weren’t finished yet. El Paso’s 4-1 win also grabbed them their largest margin of victory and the most goals scored in a single match, and the first expansion side to clinch a playoff berth.
El Paso’s second goal of the match came from Nick Ross who received a precision throw-in from James Kiffe. Ross took a few touches and finished the goal with clean professionalism.
The Loco’s third and fourth goal both came from Josue Aaron Gomez (his second brace of the year). When the final whistle blew, Southwest University Park was sent into a state of mania that carried into the El Paso night.
Locomotive have one regular-season match remaining and take to the road on Saturday to face off against LA Galaxy II to better their standing in the postseason.
El Paso have the possibility of finishing between fourth and eighth place, with the chance of hosting a home playoff match in their inaugural season.
El Paso now sits in 6th in the West and have one match left in the regular season. Home playoff tickets are available now for Season Ticket Members by calling 915-235-GOAL from 8:30-5:30 M-F and go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, October 16th.
Playoff tickets can be purchased at the Locomotive Box Office or by visiting the Locomotive website.