El Paso Locomotive FC crossed into Juarez to face sister club and Borderland rival, FC Juarez. The preseason friendly saw Locomotive getting a 2-0 win against the Liga MX team’s U-20 squad, joined by first team center back Jose Rodriguez and goalkeeper Marco Canales.
Head Coach Mark Lowry’s commented on the match that ended 2-0, “It was good coming over here and playing. It was a competitive game with a lot energy, it was intense and that is what we ask for in preseason.”
The match opened with a goal in the 10th minute netted by second year Locomotive midfielder, Nick Ross. Locomotive FC saw few shots on goal in the first half leaving Logan Ketterer with little to do and no difficult saves.
Later in the half saw Alexy Bosetti barely missing a shot following a cross from Omar Salgado.
In the 32nd minute, Saeed Robinson saw an opportunity to crash the box and notched his first goal for the team, bringing the score to 2-0. At the end of the half, Robinson was brought down at the top of the box resulting in a free kick taken by Richie Ryan.
Locomotive could not convert, and the half ended in positive fashion for the visitors, 2-0.
The second half looked a lot like the first with Locomotive holding the majority of possession and even with major roster changes in the 60th minute, the game continued at the same pace.
Combination play within the midfield, led by Chapa, kept the defense connected to the offense and allowed for continued possession for Locomotive.
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