El Paso Locomotive (7-6-4, 25 points, West-5) earned a point on the road against Detroit City FC after a 1-1 game that aired nationally on ESPN.
Fresh from international duty, Midfielder Eric Calvillo scored the lone Locomotive goal while four incredible saves from Goalkeeper Evan Newton kept the game level.
El Paso Locomotive weathered high Detroit City FC pressure throughout the first half. Detroit got the better use of possession, quickly testing Goalkeeper Evan Newton with a two-on-one counterattack but in the end a simple shot was easily saved by Newton. The aggressive pressure from DCFC eventually paid off for the hosts, with Pato Botello-Faz opening the scoring in the 23rd minute. Locomotive came alive after the opening goal, with Midfielder Nick Hinds nearly finding the equalizer just a minute later. The equalizer would come in the 32nd minute from Calvillo, who powered his shot deep into the net.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN
DET: Pato Botello-Faz, 23rd minute: With chaos within the six-yard box of El Paso Locomotive’s goal, a series of headers led to a poor clearance to the feet of Pato. Pato took time to power a shot into the far corner of the netting to put Detroit City FC up first.
ELP: Eric Calvillo (Ricardo Zacarias), 32nd minute: Capitalizing on a poor pass Detroit City FC, Locomotive forced the turn over to find Zacarias on the right wing. Zacarias quickly pushed the ball center to Calvillo who rocketed a shot with space into the near post to equalize the scoring.