Thanks to a penalty kick awarded late in the game, El Paso Locomotive secured their second win of the season over Reno 1868 FC.
In the 75th minute of the game, Forward Jerome Kiesewetter was taken down in the Reno box, setting up El Paso’s shot.
Teammate Sebastian Contreras calmly stepped up to the spot and stuck the shot into the back of the net – sending the crowd at Southwest University Park into a frenzy of blue, white and yellow flags and smoke.
“We created plenty of chances this match. I would have liked us to have been a bit more progressive and move the ball forward more. We made some adjustments tactically going into the second half and it showed. I am very pleased with how we performed and happy to have won at home,” said Head Coach Mark Lowry.
El Paso came out fast in the first half and attacked heavily on the right channel with Salgado leading the charge.
Salgado would finish the night with three shots and two key passes. The second half was no different for El Paso who came out searching for the goal to put them ahead.
Locomotive kept up the energy and tenacity to close the match on top of Reno 1-0. With the win, El Paso improved their record to 2-2-3.
El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Sunday, May 12th against regional rival New Mexico United. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL!