Andrew Fox | Photo courtesy EP Locomotive/Andres Acosta
El Paso Locomotive FC officials announced Wednesday that the club has re-signed Defender Andrew Fox for a third season on a two-year deal, pending league and federation approval.
“It’s great to have Foxy back on a multi-year deal,” shared Mark Lowry, Locomotive Head Coach and Technical Director shared. “He is a very ambitious person, always striving for the best and is desperate to win things here in El Paso. He is another who embodies the team-first culture we have cultivated over the past two years. He knows what we expect, he understands what it takes to play in this team, and he is another player I have absolute trust in.”
Fox is the 12th Locomotive player returning from the 2020 squad that reached a second consecutive Western Conference Final appearance and the 7th player to return for a third season.
Over the last two years, Fox, 28, has become a mainstay in Mark Lowry’s system, filling the left-back position with a veteran presence. Fox made 30 overall appearances with 28 starts in the 2019 inaugural season, recording an assist and two goals, including the opening goal of the 2019 Western Conference Final.
The English defender built on the successful first season with 13 league appearances and 12 starts, earning a single goal to help lift his side to a playoff run that would result in a back-to-back Western Conference Final appearance.
Before joining El Paso, the veteran defender earned experience abroad playing in the League One and League Two divisions of England and Sweden.
In 2015, Fox started his professional career playing with the Midland-Odessa Sockers in Texas before moving to the EFL League One playing with Peterborough United, Kidderminster Harriers, and EFL League Two side Stevenage. Fox took a short stint in Sweden with AFC Eskilstuna before playing a year in Grimsby Town and ultimately signing with El Paso Locomotive in 2019 for the club’s inaugural year.
El Paso Locomotive FC’s roster as it currently stands headed into the 2021 USL Championship season, listed alphabetically by position, is below:
Goalkeepers (1): Logan Ketterer
Defenders (6): Matt Bahner, Éder Borelli, Andrew Fox, Macca King, Niall Logue, Yuma
Midfielders (6): José Aguinaga, Louis Herrera, Dylan Mares, Bryam Rebellón, Nick Ross, Richie Ryan
Forwards (3): Aidan Apodaca, Leandro Carrijó, Luis Solignac
El Paso Locomotive is currently working on additional player announcements for the 2021 season and will announce the renewals and new signings once they are confirmed.
El Paso Locomotive FC returns to action for its third season in the USL Championship in 2021 and fans can lock in their seats by going online or calling/texting 915-235-GOAL