El Paso Locomotive FC has added two attackers to their expanding roster. Nick Ross (Scotland) and Calvin Rezende (USA) will find their place in the midfield and be integral components of the Locomotive squad.
Nick Ross has amassed an impressive international career in his homeland, playing in the Scottish First Division, Scottish Premier League, and Scottish Premiership. Ross came out of the Inverness CT Youth Ranks and made his pro debut in 2009.
Ross had an integral role in helping Inverness achieve promotion to the Scottish Premier League. In the 2014-2015 season, Ross and Inverness Caledonian Thistle won the Scottish Cup.
“At 27 years of age, and with over 200 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, Nick will be bringing a lot of all-round quality and experience into our midfield. He is a box to box midfielder, he has a fantastic engine and is very comfortable on the ball and values keeping possession. He is the perfect midfielder to compliment the players around him and will be an important factor on both sides of the ball for us. Bringing Nick to El Paso is just another example of how we have scouted the world and put in the time to find the right players that fit our philosophy and identity,” said Head Coach Mark Lowry. Nick Ross had this to say on his new city and club, “I’m excited about coming to play in the USL and grateful to El Paso for giving me this opportunity. I am looking forward to a new challenge and can’t wait to get started.”
Calvin Rezende has played professional soccer at multiple levels in the US Soccer Pyramid. Rezende played with the Michigan Bucks in the PDL in 2015 where he was an MVP candidate and led the league in assists.
For the 2016-2017 season, he was with Miami FC in the NASL and logged 1,436 minutes where he boasted an impressive 90 percent passing accuracy in the 2017 season. Before his professional career in the US, Rezende trained with Cadiz and Crotone in Spain. Rezende is coming to El Paso from his current club, Penn FC in the USL.
Head Coach Mark Lowry has had prior experience coaching opposite of Rezende and had this to say, “I have been aware of Calvin for a while now, having played against him numerous times when he was with Miami FC in the NASL. His technical ability and composure on the ball are of the highest order. He was an integral part of the Miami FC team that in 2017 was the best team outside of MLS. He held his own and contributed in a midfield that boasted some big names. He is incredibly serious about his profession and has big aspirations and a desire to improve as a player. These are perfect characteristics for an El Paso Locomotive FC player.”