Jerome becomes the 12th Locomotive player returning from the historic second season that saw Locomotive make back-to-back Western Conference Final appearances and the 8th player to return for a third season. | Photo courtesy EP Locomotive
El Paso Locomotive FC has re-signed Defender Mechack Jerome for a third USL Championship season, the club announced Thursday, pending league and federation approval.
“I am thrilled to have Mechack back with us for another season,” stated Head Coach and Technical Director, Mark Lowry. “It is no secret my admiration for him as a player and how highly we regard him. Last season, he went from strength to strength once we got going and he gives us everything we want in a center back. He is a standout performer on the field but is also equally loved and admired for who he is off the field. He is a selfless player, a person who loves his teammates, and will do anything to bring success to El Paso.”
Jerome becomes the 12th Locomotive player returning from the historic second season that saw Locomotive make back-to-back Western Conference Final appearances and the 8th player to return for a third season.
He played an integral part through the 2020 abbreviated season, making 14 starts in 15 appearances. Slotting in as part of the staunch rearguard in the center back position, Jerome’s size forced opposing attackers off the ball while making last minutes clearances to help protect goal.
The Haitian international built off a successful 2019 USL Championship season where he helped lift Locomotive to stellar heights with a Western Conference Final appearance in the club’s debut year. Prior to joining El Paso, Jerome worked with Lowry at Jacksonville Armada while making 76 appearances with four goals on the Haitian National Team.
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, Mechack Jerome, Macca King, Niall Logue, Yuma
Midfielders (6): José Aguinaga, Louis Herrera, Dylan Mares, Bryam Rebellón, Nick Ross, Richie Ryan
Forwards (2): Aidan Apodaca, Leandro Carrijó
El Paso Locomotive officials say the club continues to work on additional player announcements for the 2021 season and will announce the renewals and new signings once they are confirmed.
As El Paso Locomotive FC returns to action for its third season in the USL Championship in 2021, fans can lock in their seats by going online, or by calling/texting 915-235-GOAL.