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GK Logan Ketterer, Locomotive FC Enter Inaugural eUSL Cup: Rocket League Edition

Even though the USL Championship is temporarily suspended, the competitive spirit of the league and Locomotive FC Goalkeeper Logan Ketterer lives on as the Locomotive man-between-the-pipes enters the inaugural USL eCup Rocket League Edition on behalf of the El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund.

“I’m a super competitive person, so being able to still compete and do something is awesome,” Ketterer said about joining the tournament. “I guess we can see if my goalie skills will translate to Rocket League.”

Kicking off Tuesday, March 31, 32 teams from USL Championship and USL League One will compete against one another in the virtual arena of Rocket League. The World Cup style tournament is divided into a best-of-three group stage contests and best-of-five knockout rounds. The tournament will come to a head in late April with a best-of-seven Final to determine a clear winner of the USL Rocket League.

Teams were drawn in their respective groups on Wednesday, seeing Locomotive FC draw into Group 4 alongside Championship sides San Antonio FC, Rio Grande Valley FC and Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.

“I think it’s great that the league is looking to create a tournament and try new things,” Ketterer exclaimed. “This is a difficult situation for everyone and it’s fantastic that they are willing and able to go above and beyond to try to make things happen and keep the buzz of the USL season going.”

Each team will be playing for a charity of their choosing, with Ketterer representing the El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund. Part of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, the EPFB Workers Fund supports those in the community who work in the service industry directly.

Throughout the tournament, links will be provided on each team’s Twitch stream, providing fans and spectators an opportunity to support the charities and the players.

“I’m extremely excited to be representing El Paso Locomotive FC in this tournament,” the young goalkeeper concluded. “Hopefully we can support some charities along the way and have a great time, while we still all practice safe and responsible health habits by staying at home.”

Each of Logan Ketterer’s matches will be streamed live on Twitch. Follow @eplocomotivefc on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information.

For more information about the El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund or to donate, visit their website here.

KVIA to rebroadcast five full Locomotive FC home games starting March 28

El Paso Locomotive FC and KVIA-TV/CW collectively announced Monday they will continue their partnership to broadcast Locomotive FC matches on the local CW with weekly full-game rebroadcasts of five highlighted matches from Locomotive FC’s inaugural season.

All rebroadcasts are scheduled to kick off every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. MT starting on March 28 with Locomotive’s 3-1 Regular Season victory over eventual Western Conference Semifinal foe, Sacramento Republic FC.

Each match up will be highlighted by commentary and analysis by Head Coach Mark Lowry during the half-time break and after the full-time whistle.

“During this extraordinary time, we’re excited to be able to bring these matches from 2019 to our fans who miss the opportunity to watch their Locomotive team live,” Locomotive FC President Alan Ledford said. “Coach Lowry and the guys are looking forward to being back on the pitch, but in the meantime, this will provide a fun opportunity to see some great Locos soccer.”

Locomotive FC’s home matches against LA Galaxy II, Fresno FC and the 4-1 win over Portland Timbers 2 that earned El Paso a playoff berth will highlight each Saturday following the March 28 rebroadcast of May’s clash against Republic FC.

The five-game series will culminate on April 25 with a replay of the Western Conference Semifinal against Sacramento that saw El Paso punch its ticket to its first appearance in the Western Conference Final.

“El Paso Locomotive and KVIA-TV aren’t waiting for the soccer season to resume,” said KVIA-TV General Manager Kevin Lovell.  “We’re happy to be bringing several of the best inaugural season Locomotive games back to the airwaves.  Get your soccer fix and tune in!”

See the full rebroadcast schedule below:

  • Saturday, March 28; 4:00 p.m. MT – Home vs. Sacramento Republic FC (Regular Season; 5/18/19)
  • Saturday, April 4; 4:00 p.m. MT – Home vs LA Galaxy II (Regular Season; 6/8/19)
  • Saturday, April 11; 4:00 p.m. MT – Home vs Portland Timbers 2, (Regular Season; 10/15/19)
  • Saturday, April 18; 4:00 p.m. MT – Home vs Fresno, (Regular Season; 10/2/19)
  • Saturday, April 25; 4:00 p.m. MT – Home vs Sacramento, (Western Conference Semifinal; 11/2/19)

Locomotive open season with a draw against Orange County SC

Orange County, CA – El Paso Locomotive FC kicked off its sophomore season in USL Championship, playing to a scoreless draw against Orange County SC on the road.

“I thought we could’ve been better on the ball particularly in their half of the field,” said Head Coach Mark Lowry. “We turned it over a little bit too much but I think that’s part of the first game of the season, there’s a little bit of nerves there’s rustyness, you know these are things that will easily kind of work themselves out after 4 or 5 games, but I thought all in all we deserve the point. We created good chances they had a couple of good chances, so I thought it was a good game of football”.

The pendulum swung through the first half with Locomotive FC and OCSC trading possession and chances for shots towards goal.

El Paso was able to find the back of the net in the 21st minute through midfielder Nick Ross, but the goal was called back as the assistant ref raised his flag for offsides.

The Locos turned up the heat in the second half, applying consistent pressure in the final third that led to a strong chance from forward Marios Lomis through a pivoting shot in close range that squared the OC goalkeeper.

Locomotive FC held the attacking pressure through the final moments, however Orange County had the answers to keep the scoreline level, leaving the two sides to split the points in the 2020 Regular-Season Opener.

El Paso Locomotive FC returns to action at Southwest University Park against Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday, March 14th. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. MST. Tickets are available for purchase now onlne  or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive FC travels to Orange County SC for 2020 Opener

El Paso Locomotive travels to Orange County, California for the first game the 2020 season, on Friday night at 8 p.m. MT. 

Locomotive and Orange County split their games last year, with each team winning 2-0 at home.

Last year on March 30, Locomotive FC earned their first win in club history against Orange County SC.  These two teams finished within four points of one another in the final standings in 2019, with Orange County SC and Locomotive finishing fifth and sixth place respectively, both avoiding the play in round.

In the 2019 playoffs, Orange County fell to eventual champions, Real Monarchs SLC, in a crushing 6-2 defeat. After beating Fresno FC 3-2 and cruising past Sacramento Republic FC 3-0 in front of a raucous El Paso crowd, Locomotive also faced Real Monarchs SLC in the playoffs, resulting in a heartbreaking 1-2 loss in the Western Conference Finals.

Starting the 2020 season, both teams have a player suspended due to red card infractions from 2019, Locomotive local star Omar Salgado and Orange County Forward Harry Forrester. Neither will be available for selection for the match.

Of the five new Locomotive players for 2020, three have already had a major offensive impact. Marios Lomis, a clinical striker from the Netherlands, previously played in the Championship with NCFC in the Eastern Conference and has shown promise in the offseason.

Distel Zola, a French born midfielder who played his career in France, promises to be another attacking weapon for Coach Mark Lowry.  Dylan Mares will be pulling the strings in midfield as a creative and attacking option who scored multiple goals during preseason under a TBA moniker until he was announced this Monday.

With the recent re-signing of Forward Aaron Gomez and Defender Mechack Jerome returning from an Achilles tear to secure the backline, Locomotive appears poised to hit the ground running in California.

The teams will meet again in El Paso on Saturday, August 22nd in Southwest University Park in a match that could have major playoff seeding implications.

With the home season opener just 9 days away, Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive FC announces addition of Attacking Midfielder Dylan Mares

Tuesday morning, officials with El Paso Locomotive announced the addition of another offensive threat to the roster in attacking midfielder Dylan Mares, pending league and federation approval. 

Dylan comes to El Paso after spending three years with perennial NPSL powerhouse Miami FC where he played three seasons.  Before that, he spent four seasons with Indy Eleven in both the NASL and the USL where he was a constant member of the starting squad.

Dylan played collegiate ball at Louisville for three seasons before transferring to one of the most decorated men’s programs in the country, Indiana University.

“Dylan has developed a reputation as being one of the most creative players outside of MLS. At Indy Eleven and Miami FC, his goal record and chance creation was high for a midfielder and he has been a player I have admired for a long time. We are grateful and excited to have the opportunity to bring him to El Paso and I know he will be another great addition to the team,” said Mark Lowry about the latest signing.

Dylan joins Marios Lomis, Distel Zola, Fabrice Fokobo, and Saeed Robinson as new additions to Mark Lowry’s squad.  He joins 17 returning players from the 2019 campaign as Locomotive looks to repeat their success in reaching the Western Conference Finals before losing to Real Monarchs 2-1 in extra time.

Only 12 days until the Locomotive first home match, so Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive FC announces 2020 Pub Club Program, Five Watch Party locations across the City

On Friday, El Paso Locomotive officials announced the return of the Pub Club program for the 2020 season. 

“We are thrilled to return to four of the original locations and add in Union Drafthouse West to the mix.  All locations are family friendly and will have dedicated TV’s with sound as well as food and drink specials.  We will also be giving away exclusive Locomotive swag unavailable in stores as well as premium tickets to select games,” commented General Manager, Business Operations Andrew Forrest.

The Pub Club features five bar restaurants across the city that will showcase all 17 of the Locomotive USL regular season away games.

In addition to the locations from the inaugural season, Union Drafthouse East, The Palomino, Brass Monkey, and Cabo Joe’s, Locomotive has added Union Drafthouse West to provide each region of the city a neighborhood viewing option.

“Start planning now to come and support the team with us at the Locomotive Pub Club. All locations are family friendly and will have food and drink specials for every game,” Locomotive officials add. “Make sure to bring your family and friends to enjoy a fun filled atmosphere and cheer the boys onto another successful season.”

A full list of all 2020 Locomotive Away Games can be found below with their corresponding Pub Club location.

Palomino Tavern  |  205 Cincinnati Ave  |  (915) 929-0193

Sunday, March 29th | 2:30 PM

Wednesday, July 15th | 6:30 PM

Wednesday, August 12th | 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 10th | 6:00 PM

 

Brass Monkey   |  3233 N Mesa St #103  |  (915) 544-2424

Saturday, May 2nd | 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 30th | 8:30 PM

Friday, July 3rd | 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 1st | 8:00 PM

The Union Drafthouses East  |  12040A Tierra Este Rd  |   (915) 228-9245

Saturday, March 21st | 7:30 PM

Saturday, June, 6th | 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 15th | 1:00 PM

Cabo Joe’s  |  7942 Gateway Blvd E  |  (915) 519-0264

Saturday, April 18th | 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 29th | 6:30 PM

Sunday, September 20th | 1:00 PM

 

The Union Drafthouse West  |   7470 Cimarron Square, Building 18  |   (915) 228-9245

Friday, March 6th | 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 20th | 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 3rd | 8:30 PM

*All time Mountain. Match dates and times subject to change

The Locomotive first home match is 15 days away, set for on March 14th  Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive roll past OKC Energy 3-0 in preseason match

Wednesday afteroon, El Paso Locomotive won another preseason match in convincing fashion versus USL Championship side OKC Energy in Tucson.

The afternoon match was the second to last warmup match before the season starts on Friday, March 6th in Orange County.  Despite the offensive outburst, Head Coach Mark Lowry was most impressed with his team’s defense and their shape.

“This game showcased more of our defensive identity that our fans are accustomed to.  We were strong in the back and all over the field.  Logan Ketterer did not face a single shot on target the entire first 90 minutes and that is how we like to play”.

Forward Marios Lomis of the Netherlands opened the game’s scoring after the first 20 minutes of buzzing pressure from Locomotive.  He got his foot on the end of a ball in the box that was not cleared and put it away to have Locomotive go up 1-0.

In the second half, Frenchman Alexy Bosetti took in a cross from Omar Salgado to finish with his head and put the El Paso crew up 2-0 and comfortably in control at the end of the 90 minute session.

The teams played an extra 30 minutes and local product Omar Salgado made it 3-0 after using his superior speed and strength to blow past the center back and fire the ball into the back of the net.  The match finished 3-0 for El Paso after 120 minutes of action in the Arizona sun.

Locomotive FC take on Phoenix Rising in their final preseason tuneup on Saturday, February 29th in Tucson in a closed door friendly.

Their next home game is the USL Championship home opener on March 14th at 7:30 p.m. vs Portland Timbers 2.   Tickets to the first home match can be purchased at online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive FC extends loan for Josué Aarón Gómez

Tuesday morning, El Paso Locomotive FC officials announced that the club extended the loan for Josué Aarón Gómez into the 2020 season, pending league and federation approval.

Gomez has been on loan from FC Juarez since the beginning of May 2019. He was a crucial part of the attack and notched 8 goals, all of which came in the second half of the season.

“We are very happy to have Aarón back with us for a second a year. We want to thank our friends at FC Juarez for helping make this happen and look forward to seeing Aaron score more goals for us in 2020.” said Mark Lowry.

The El Paso native became an instant contributor the second half of the 2019 campaign to help the Locomotive on their historic run to the Western Conference Finals.  He scored the game winner in a 3-0 rout of Sacramento Republic in Locomotive’s only home playoff game in 2019.

Gómez joins fellow local product Omar Salgado, as well as newcomers Saeed Robinson and Marios Lomis in the attack.

He joins a potent corps of 16 returning players including Logan Ketterer, Drew Beckie, Chiro N’toko, Mechack Jérôme, Richie Ryan, Nick Ross, Omar Salgado, Alexy Bosetti, Andrew Fox, Louis “Chapa” Herrera, Moses Makinde, Guillermo Diaz, Yuma, Bryam Rebellon and Jermaine Fordah who made it to the Western Conference final in their inaugural run.

With the first home match on March 14th only 18 days away, Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

Gallery+Story: El Paso Locomotive FC rolls out official mascot: Ozzy

On Saturday, El Paso Locomotive FC’s official mascot – Ozzy – was introduced at Tropical Smoothie Café.

According to club officials, Ozzy, a Mexican free-tailed bat, will be joining the coaches and players on the field and in the community, for the 2020 season.

“Ozzy stands well over 6 feet tall with purple wings and wears his hair in a purple mohawk between his yellow and purple striped ears,” officials shared during the unveiling. ” Always smiling, Ozzy is ready to meet all Locomotive fans!”

Head Coach Mark Lowry also commented on the new addition to the club, “Ozzy’s passion for the game is unlike anything I have seen before whether it be human or flying mammal!  He is a natural fit for the team and for El Paso due to his insatiable love for the game and for the community.  He is a welcome addition and one that will be a powerful unifying force for years to come.”

Officials added, “As a Mexican free-tailed bat, the official flying mammal of Texas, Ozzy loves flying around town. Ozzy plans to visit everywhere in the community; schools, hospitals, youth soccer games and of course, at every Locomotive home match.”

Anyone interested in inviting Ozzy to their next event may do so via the online request form.

OZZY’S STORY

From the time he was a young pup nested high in the caves of the Franklin Mountains that dominate the landscape, Ozzy had two loves; the city of El Paso and soccer. His fondest memories were of the sights and sounds of the countless soccer matches that filled the warm El Paso summer nights when he and his colony swooped from their homes into the valley below.

Ozzy heard people call the game many things, football, futbol, and soccer; whatever it was called he knew it was a part of him. The lights, the drums, the cheers, the fans, the action, it all drew him in. His love of the game kept him returning night after night, and season after season. He watched on from above the fields, hanging from the lights or trees that surrounded the pitch, trying to get the best view of poetry in motion below.

As time chugged down the track, he began hearing whispers that something big was coming to his city in 2019.

Was his dream finally coming true? Was professional soccer coming home to El Paso?

Ozzy couldn’t contain his excitement. He flew as fast as his wings would allow until he reached his destination, the home of El Paso Locomotive FC, Southwest University Park.

Thundering energy and power pulsed from the train tracks that veined beneath the stadium, the hum of the lights painted the pitch in white, and at that moment, Ozzy knew he was home. Soccer was his love, and the stadium was his heart.

Ozzy was the model fan, full of energy and devotion for his city’s team. His admiration did not go unnoticed and Ozzy was offered the chance of a lifetime; becoming El Paso Locomotive FC’s official mascot.

Ozzy only has one responsibility; to share his passion everywhere he goes for his city and his team.

Fans can come see Ozzy at the Locos first home match on Saturday, March 14th; Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

Gallery by Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta – Chief Photographer – El Paso Herald Post

El Paso Locomotive FC beats FC Juarez 2-0 in Preseason Friendly

El Paso Locomotive FC crossed into Juarez to face sister club and Borderland rival, FC Juarez.  The preseason friendly saw Locomotive getting a 2-0 win against the Liga MX team’s U-20 squad, joined by first team center back Jose Rodriguez and goalkeeper Marco Canales. 

Head Coach Mark Lowry’s commented on the match that ended 2-0, “It was good coming over here and playing. It was a competitive game with a lot energy, it was intense and that is what we ask for in preseason.”

The match opened with a goal in the 10th minute netted by second year Locomotive midfielder, Nick Ross. Locomotive FC saw few shots on goal in the first half leaving Logan Ketterer with little to do and no difficult saves.

Later in the half saw Alexy Bosetti barely missing a shot following a cross from Omar Salgado.

In the 32nd minute, Saeed Robinson saw an opportunity to crash the box and notched his first goal for the team, bringing the score to 2-0. At the end of the half, Robinson was brought down at the top of the box resulting in a free kick taken by Richie Ryan.

Locomotive could not convert, and the half ended in positive fashion for the visitors, 2-0.

The second half looked a lot like the first with Locomotive holding the majority of possession and even with major roster changes in the 60th minute, the game continued at the same pace.

Combination play within the midfield, led by Chapa, kept the defense connected to the offense and allowed for continued possession for Locomotive.

With the Locomotive home match on March 14th only 24 days away Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive fall to New Mexico United in last home preseason match of 2020

El Paso Locomotive FC welcomed USL Championship rival New Mexico United to an uncharacteristically warm and sunny February afternoon at the Locomotive Training Complex. 

Both teams were very much in preseason mode and the starting lineup for Locomotive was vastly different than when they played SAFC last week.

New Mexico United took the early lead on the first opportunity of the match when they scored in the 5th minute on an uncharacteristic giveaway in the back by neatly slotting the ball into the net.  United was not content with their lead and late in the first half extended the score to 0-2 with a free kick into the box.

The ball squirted through the mass of players and took an unlucky deflection off Moses Makinde, whose momentum led to an own goal.

After almost a complete lineup change from both clubs, the second half saw the Locos take control of possession and begin to settle into their trademark possession style.

In the fiftieth minute, Omar put a terrific cross into Alexy Bosetti who could not find the back of the net.

Locomotive was not done competing, despite being down 0-3.  Midfielder Omar Salgado got the ball on the left-hand side, beat his man and calmly passed the ball on the turf into the penalty spot and newcomer Distel Zola neatly put the ball away to cut the deficit to 1-3.

Locomotive continued to work with close chances from Alexy Bosetti nearly chipping United’s keeper from 40 yards out and Salgado missing the upper corner by inches.

Head Coach Mark Lowry on the performance commented, “The weather was beautiful and it was a good game of football. We saw some good things from both teams. I thought that both teams played very well and it was a pretty even game with three silly giveaway goals.”

The match ended 1-4 with the team’s focus shifting to their upcoming preseason match against Borderland rival and sister club, FC Juarez, on Wednesday, February 19th.

The Locomotive first home match on March 14th – only 28 days away – Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

El Paso Locomotive renews broadcast partnership with KVIA

El Paso Locomotive and KVIA/CW have renewed their successful partnership to broadcast locally all 12 of Locomotive’s Saturday home matches throughout the 2020 season in a joint announcement on February 13, 2020. 

The CW will also broadcast three road matches including the Locomotive at New Mexico United on Saturday, March 21st at 7:30 p.m.

“We are excited to once again partner with the Locomotive to provide viewers with a quality broadcast of all 12 Saturdays and one Sunday home game this season,” said KVIA-TV General Manager Kevin Lovell. “If you can’t get to the games at Southwest University Park, they will be carried on the El Paso – Las Cruces CW. The CW network is available over-the-air and on all major cable and satellite outlets in the El Paso and Las Cruces TV market.”

Locomotive General Manager of Business Operations Andrew Forrest stated, “The power of having a local partner who is invested in local soccer cannot be understated. This offers all our fans in the region the opportunity to enjoy games when they are unable to make it to Southwest University Park. To be able to partner again for year two is important to our growth as a club.”

This successful joint effort saw 12 games broadcast locally in 2019’s wildly successful first season as well as the 2019 Western Conference Finals in Salt Lake City.

The broadcast team will once again be comprised of Duke Keith and Michael Balogun. “The complementary wealth of soccer knowledge and expertise they bring to the table is unparalleled,” team officials added.

Keith has been an esteemed member of the El Paso media scene for more than 30 years having joined the El Paso Sports Hall of Fame this past May. He has served in various roles across multiple organizations, including play-by-play for ESPN, the El Paso Patriots, El Paso Rhinos, and UTEP Athletics.

Balogun played NCAA D1 soccer for the University of Akron, one of the most highly regarded programs in the country. He spent time with the United States Youth National Team and had stints with various professional clubs. He currently coaches the UTEP Women’s Soccer Team and runs the Olympic Development Program sessions for U.S. Soccer in El Paso.

The 12 Saturday and one Sunday Locomotive matches will air live on El Paso – Las Cruces CW channels 13 (Spectrum), 388 (Comcast), 8 (DirecTV), 17 (Dish), 19 (AT&T).  The El Paso – Las Cruces CW is available to everyone in the El Paso and Las Cruces region on 7.2 over the air.

2020 TELEVISED MATCHES

March 14 vs Portland Timbers 2- 7:30 p.m.

March 21 at New Mexico United – 7:30 p.m.

April 4 vs LA Galaxy II- 7:30 p.m.

May 23 vs Real Monarchs- 7:30 p.m.

June 13 vs San Antonio FC- 7:30 p.m.

June 27 vs Tacoma Defiance- 7:30 p.m.

July 18 vs Las Vegas Lights FC- 7:30 p.m.

July 25 vs Sacramento Republic- 7:30 p.m.

August 8 vs Phoenix Rising- 7:30 p.m.

August 22 vs Orange County SC- 7:30 p.m.

September 5 vs FC Tulsa- 7:30 p.m.

September 12 vs New Mexico United- 7:30 p.m.

October 17 vs Austin Bold- 7:30 p.m.

The Locomotive’s first home match is 30 days away on March 14 and fans interested in attending the 17 home matches can purchase tickets online or at the box offices at Southwest University Park.

Season Ticket Memberships and Group Tickets are still available and can be purchased via this link or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive FC Midfielder “Chapa” Herrera returns from Trial with Los Angeles Football Club

Tuesday morning officials with El Paso Locomotive announced that Louis “Chapa” Herrera had returned from a trial with MLS side Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC).

Last year, LAFC finished in first place in the Western Conference.

“I am very proud that Chapa had the opportunity to spend a week with LAFC, who on last season’s form were the best team in MLS. It’s a credit to the work and application that Chapa displayed last season, his growth in his first year as a pro was tremendous. For that to be recognized is fully deserved and a is testament to Chapa and the culture we have created here in El Paso,” said head coach Mark Lowry.

The 23-year-old midfielder appeared for El Paso in 28 matches and netted one goal in his first professional season.

The homegrown talent returned to the Locomotive squad ahead of their preseason match against USL Western Conference club and Copa Tejas rival, San Antonio FC.

Chapa has two goals in two preseason friendlies in 2020.

With the 2020 first home match on March 14th  only 32 days away, Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL

Locomotive FC faces first MLS team in Club History, takes 1-0 loss in friendly

On Wednesday, El Paso Locomotive FC traveled to Tucson to face FC Cincinnati, in the club’s first match against an MLS squad.

The preseason friendly remained 0-0 at the half with possession evenly split amongst the clubs. Defender Drew Beckie netted a goal in the 62nd minute but the goal was retracted when it was called offside. FC Cincinnati scored in the 81st minute to bring the score to 0-1.

The match ended 0-1 but Locomotive FC held their own against the MLS side with the full roster getting minutes.

New signing Marios Lomis made his Locomotive debut and joined Distel Zola, Fabrice Fokobo and Saeed Robinson as the new signees for the 2020 season.

“I thought the guys were phenomenal in the work they did defensively. Everything they worked on in the last two weeks they implemented today and in the second half, we actually started to control the game and create chances and dominated the ball a bit more. In really what was our first true test, true preseason game against good opposition, I thought the guys looked after themselves and did very well,” said head coach Mark Lowry.

Locomotive FC returns to El Paso to face USL rival San Antonio FC in their next preseason match on Friday, February 7th. The regular season kicks off at home on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 pm against Portland Timbers 2 at Southwest University Park.

With the home opener for year two only weeks away, Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive FC unveil app; Fans get exclusive content

On Tuesday afternoon, El Paso Locomotive FC unveiled their app, available for download in the Apple and Google Play store, and a new documentary on the team.

“The El Paso Locomotive App gives fans access to exclusive team content, a platform to purchase tickets, and all things Loco in the palm of their hands; from rosters to starting lineups and more,” team officials announced Tuesday.

One of the first exclusives to hit the app is the full release of the ‘El Paso United’ documentary by Reel Life and USL Championship which highlights the healing and comradery of the El Paso community after the August 3rd attack.

A one-minute teaser is currently on all Locomotive social media channels. The full documentary can only be viewed on the app at this time. With the app, fans can also receive special offers and participate in exclusive contests to win prizes.

Download the app here:  Android   |  iOS

With year two is almost here, Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL

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