El Paso Locomotive FC (3-2-3, 12 points) split the points on a scoreless draw with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday at Weidner Field.
Logan Ketterer earned his fourth clean sheet of the season behind three saves while Brent Kallman and Leandro Carrijo made their Locomotive debut.
The Round 2 match-up between Locomotive FC and Switchbacks FC was an aggressive and tight affair that left with both sides struggling to create meaningful chances towards goal. As the game began to open up, it was Switchbacks FC providing shots towards goal Locomotive FC easily dealt with.
Locomotive FC took control of possession after the 30-minute mark fighting for the opening goal, however, the first half closed without a goal to show.
Los Locos opened up the second half with some venom seeing some chances through a freekick from Dylan Mares and a near goal by Saeed Robinson but was unable to capitalize while Ketterer and the defensive line ahead of him continued to shut out the Switchbacks offensive on the other side.
While Locomotive tested the Switchbacks defense through the final 15 minutes, both sides stood firm to end the contest without a goal to show.
Up next El Paso Locomotive FC returns to Southwest University Park to host Real Monarchs in more Group C action. Round 2 of Locomotive FC and Real Monarchs is set for Saturday, August 29 with kickoff set at 7:30 p.m. MT and will be televised live on El Paso – Las Cruces CW and ESPN+.
– Defender Brent Kallman and Forward Leandro Carrijo made their Locomotive debut. Kallman played the full 90 minutes, while Carrijo subbed in late in second half stoppage time.
– Locomotive FC keeps its seven-point lead over Switchbacks FC on the Group C table as it moves to three games undefeated.
– Goalkeeper Logan Ketterer earned his fourth shutout of the 2020 season, after making three saves throughout the night.
Match: El Paso Locomotive FC at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC | Date: August 29, 2020
Venue: Weidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colorado | Weather: 87F and mostly sunny
Scoring Summary 1 2 F
El Paso Locomotive FC 0 0 0
Co. Springs Switchbacks FC 0 0 0
El Paso Locomotive FC (4-1-3-2): Logan Ketterer; Andrew Fox, Brent Kallman, Mechack Jerome, Macauley King, Yuma, Louis Herrera (Richie Ryan, 73′), Dylan Mares, Bryam Rebellon, Saeed Robinson (Omar Salgado, 62′), Aaron Gomez (Leandro Carrijo, 91′)
Subs not used: Jermaine Fordah, Distel Zola, Chiro Ntoko, Moses Makinde
Switchbacks FC (3-5-2): Abraham Rodriguez; Jordan Burt, Ever Rubio, Kristoffer Reaves, Joan Cervos, Luke Ferreira (George Lebese, 80′), Hiroki Kurimoto, Andre Lewis (Mamadi Camara, 88′), Rony Argueta, Aidan Daniels (Austin Dewing, 64′), Christian Volesky
Subs not used: Sean Melvin, Alejandro Padilla, Adrian Diz Pe, Vladimir Walent
Stats Summary: ELP/COS
Shots: 4 / 8
Shots on Goal: 0 / 3
Saves: 3 / 0
Corner Kicks: 2 / 10
Fouls: 14 / 19
Offside: 1 / 1
ELP – Macauley King (Caution), 17′
COS – Ever Rubio (Caution), 18′
ELP – Bryam Rebellon (Caution), 51′
ELP – Richie Ryan (Caution), 82′
COS – Christian Volesky (Caution), 89′