Josue Aaron Gomez | Photo courtesy EP Locomotive
El Paso Locomotive FC officials announced Monday it has extended the loan of Forward Josue Aaron Gomez from its Liga MX sister club, FC Juarez, pending league and federation approval.
The loan extension sees El Paso Locomotive and the Bravos continuing to deepen their connection across the border.
“We are super happy to have Aaron Gomez back,” shared Mark Lowry, Head Coach and Technical Director of Locomotive FC. “We truly consider him part of the family. We love his work, commitment, and desire on the field to win games for Locomotive. He embodies what I want in a Locomotive attacking player. Always trying to score, but always the first player to run and defend for the team.”
Gomez, 26, has made a tremendous impact since joining El Paso for its inaugural run in USL Championship. Through 2019, Gomez made himself one of the leading goal scorers for Locomotive, recording six goals in just 17 appearances.
The Mexico-born forward only improved on his overall performance in 2020, helping lift the team to a second straight Western Conference final appearance with five goals and two assists in just 16 appearances.
Through the 2021 Preseason, Aaron Gomez has shown he hasn’t lost a step since the end of 2020 USL Championship season. In the first preseason friendly against New Mexico United, Gomez recorded the opening goal and added two more to that tally against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Sunday.
Aaron Gomez becomes the 14th player to return from the 2020 USL Championship season that saw Locomotive reach historic heights. Gomez is also the 9th player to return for a third season, joining Andrew Fox, Yuma, Logan Ketterer, Chapa Herrera, Nick Ross, Richie Ryan, Bryam Rebellon, and Mechack Jerome.
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 (7): Matt Bahner, Éder Borelli, Andrew Fox, Mechack Jerome, Macca King, Niall Logue, Yuma
Midfielders (7): José Aguinaga, Louis Herrera, Diego Luna, Dylan Mares, Bryam Rebellón, Nick Ross, Richie Ryan
Forwards (4): Aidan Apodaca, Leandro Carrijó, Aaron Gomez, 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.
Locomotive kicks off the season at home at Southwest University Park against its heated rival New Mexico United on May 8.
Fans can join El Paso Locomotive FC when it returns to action for its third season in the USL Championship by signing up for the Locomotive ticket waiting list for priority purchasing for Locomotive games or they can lock their your seat by visiting going online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.