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Locomotive continue Push for Playoffs in Inaugural Season

El Paso Locomotive FC’s race to the playoffs is still alive in the club’s first season. Only four points separate the field from 11th to fourth place in the Western Conference, with fourth place hosting that elusive final home playoff game.

“The playoffs are why sports teams compete. Our team is finally healthy and poised to make a run deep into the playoffs. Working hard to get the maximum amount of points these last eight games is paramount to our playoff push,” commented Andrew Forrest General Manager, Business Operations.

Eight regular-season matches are left to play for the Locos, leaving 24 possible points on the table, making the contest in the West one to keep your eyes on. Locomotive also has two games in hand on a large portion of clubs in the West.

The regular season for the Locos concludes on Saturday, October 19 in Los Angeles, as El Paso faces LA Galaxy II, but the team has four home matches remaining which will play a massive role in which place Locomotive will finish.

The lowest four seeds in each conference will enter into a play-in round on October 23. The winners from that round will then enter into a single-elimination bracket, with the highest seed hosting each playoff match, opening the possibilities to a playoff match being held in El Paso.

The USL Cup will be held anywhere from November 14-18th.

El Paso’s four remaining home matches will be played on Saturday, September 21st, Wednesday, October 2nd, Thursday, October 10th, and Tuesday, October 15th.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, September 21st against Colorado Springs Switchbacks. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL!

Lights out Locomotive! El Paso downs Las Vegas 3-0

El Paso Locomotive FC dominate the Lights on the road, shutting out Las Vegas and scoring three goals in an electrifying performance. Locomotive got things started when James Kiffe was taken down in the Las Vegas box.

Sebastian Velasquez stepped up to the spot and converted a clinical penalty kick to grab his first goal of the season.

“It feels like a weight has been lifted off me. I have been waiting for that first goal to get things going. I just wanted to say thank you to all the fans who have been with us since day one,” commented Velasquez.

As soon as he stepped onto the pitch, El Paso’s Aaron Gomez made his impact felt.

Within 60 seconds of subbing in, Gomez scored his first goal of the night. After finding teammate Omar Salgado inside the Vegas box, Gomez was primed to scoop up the deflected shot from Salgado, putting his foot through the ball and sending it thundering into the back of the net.

Ten minutes later, Gomez added to his sheet. Nick Ross received a booming pass from the Locomotive backline and took it towards the Vegas goal. Ross ripped a shot, but the Lights keeper was able to get a foot to it and send it back into traffic, where the un-checked Gomez cleaned up and scored his second of the night.

With this win, El Paso moves into playoff position.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, September 21st against Colorado Springs Switchbacks.

Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

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El Paso Locomotive FC unveils fourth Special Edition Jersey: “Noche de Locos”

El Paso Locomotive FC unveils their fourth jersey which they will wear on Noche de Locos, September 4th and on September 21st.

The jersey pays homage to the colorful culture of our border city, taking design inspiration from Mexican folk art and capturing the Borderland’s essence.

“The inspiration for designing this jersey came from combining the traditional Mexican sugar skulls and the vibrant colors found in all corners of Mexico. Calaveritas, or sugar skulls, represent the Mexican folk art and symbolize honor for the spirits of our ancestors – which for Mexicans is a very unique and rich tradition,” commented Locomotive’s graphic designer and native of Juarez, Itzel Zambrano, who designed the jersey.

The colors of the Mexican flag adorn the collar and the “Locos” alternate logo sits inside the neckline. As your eyes move down the jersey, contrasting bright lines against a dark blue field makes the imagery pop off the fabric. This is truly a one of a kind design found nowhere else in the league.

El Paso Locomotive and BLK have never been ones to shy away from being bold when it comes to design, and this jersey is a testament to that. “The process was digging into my culture to accurately represent to the members of BLK how we celebrate the Mexican culture in our border city,” continued Zambrano. “Together, we were able to make this jersey a success. Design is about connection. The input I was able to provide translated to a more authentic design that helps our fans connect and feel the Mexican culture.”

Noche de Locos will run in tandem with Hispanic Heritage month which begins September 15th and Día de la Independencia on September 16th. The September 4th match will feature Folklorico dancers and the first 1,000 fans through the door will get a “Noche de Locos” scarf.

A special limited run of these jerseys will be available for purchase in the Locomotive Team Shop starting at 10 a.m.

Fans will also be able to get their hands on the actual game jersey’s worn by Loco players by way of an auction whose funds will benefit the El Paso Locomotive FC Foundation. More details on the auction to come.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Wednesday, September 4th against Tulsa Roughnecks. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

French World Cup Champion Alexy Bosetti hops aboard Locomotive

El Paso Locomotive FC have acquired FIFA U-20 France World Cup champion Alexy Bosetti by way of trade with OKC Energy FC, pending league and federation approval.

To fulfill the trade, OKC will acquire El Paso’s Derek Gebhard. Gebhard appeared for El Paso 18 times this season and notched the first goal in Locomotive franchise history.

“It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Derek, I have worked with him for over three years now and he is someone I genuinely care about. He has had a couple of little injuries this season that have prevented him from getting any type of rhythm, so he has been out of the team for long spells. For Derek’s long-term future, we felt this move would be a good fit for him and nothing would make me happier than seeing him go to OKC, score some goals and show everyone how good of a player he can be,” commented Coach Mark Lowry.

Bosetti was born in Nice, France, and played his youth career with Cavigal Nice Sports and Nice. From 2012-2017 he rostered for Nice in Ligue 1 (first division French football) and made 75 appearances, scoring ten goals.

Along with his esteemed club career, Bosetti won the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup with France and has represented his country 20 times with the U-19 and U-20 sides.

With OKC he saw the pitch 19 times and scored once, grabbing four assists. The French attacker will give El Paso a variety of options in the attacking third and prove to be a thrilling addition to the roster.

“As for Bosetti, his resume and pedigree speak for itself. He has played at the highest level in France, won a U20 World Cup, and is still young and hungry to prove that he can be a success in the US. His character off the field comes with a good reputation and the type of player he is fits perfectly with our style of play on the field. His addition makes us a stronger more experienced team,” said Lowry.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, August 17th against Tacoma Defiance. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL

El Paso Locomotive announce date for rescheduled match vs Portland Timbers 2

El Paso Locomotive FC will play their rescheduled match vs Portland Timbers 2 on Tuesday, October 15th at 7 p.m. local time.

“We appreciate our friends in the Portland Timbers organization being flexible and easy to work with in regard to finding a makeup date that works for both teams in the wake of the terrible tragedy. We look forward to hosting them in our wonderful city on October 15th,” commented Andrew Forrest General Manager, Business Operations.

Any fan who held a valid ticket for the August 3rd match will be able to use their same physical/electronic ticket on October 15th. If fans have any questions, they are encouraged to contact the Locomotive box office at 915-242-2060.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, August 17th against Tacoma Defiance.

Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL!

Damned United! NM stops Locomotive 3-0

El Paso Locomotive FC took to the road to face off in a budding rivalry versus New Mexico United, to close out the last regular-season meeting between the two expansion clubs.

The drums and chants from Locomotive supporters in Isotopes Park filled the night but wouldn’t be enough to allow El Paso to notch the win.

At the end of 90 minutes, New Mexico would finish the contest 3-0, one of their goals coming from an early penalty that shifted the match’s momentum.

El Paso fielded a starting 11 missing many regular starters, including forward Jerome Kiesewetter and goalkeeper Logan Ketterer.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, August 3rd against Portland Timbers 2.

Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL

El Paso Locomotive FC continues Youth Soccer development in the Borderland

El Paso Locomotive FC continues their support of the development of the region’s youth soccer community by adding the Locomotive Futures Program to their youth soccer initiatives.

The Locomotive FC Futures Program is designed to deliver quality training and games to youth soccer players unlike any other program in the Borderland and will debut this fall.

“I’m excited about the programs we will offer this fall season,” said Bob Bigney, Locomotive FC Director of Youth Soccer.

“Continuing the Lil’ Locos and the Player Development Program and adding the Select Team Program and the Locomotive Futures Program, will allow Locomotive FC Youth Soccer to positively impact the youth soccer community. With the quality coaches on board now with Locomotive Youth Soccer (JC Garzon, Matt Williams, Memo McFarland), other coaches we will be adding to the staff, and the top local coaches; these programs will provide a quality experience to all players involved.”

Offered as a pool-based program, the Locomotive FC Futures Program will provide a player-centric environment, allowing players to be moved based on each player’s developmental needs, for training sessions and games.

There are no set teams or fixed rosters in this program, and it will be open for boys and girls born in 2010 and 2011 (u10/u9 soccer age group) for the fall season.

“Locomotive FC Youth Soccer will also continue to assist all local soccer groups through the Affiliate Club Program, through coach clinics and by working with the local leagues to help make youth soccer for all children a wonderful experience,” continued Bigney.

The 2019 fall soccer season will also see the return of the following Locomotive Youth Soccer programs from earlier this spring:

  • Lil’ Locos (Children ages three to six)
  • Player Development Program (Invite only developmental youth training, u11-u17)
  • Select Program (Select teams assembled for tournaments and friendlies from athletes identified at PDP and other events)

For more information on El Paso Locomotive Youth Soccer programs, please visit the Youth Soccer page.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, August 3rd against Portland Timbers 2. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive battle to 0-0 draw vs Real Monarchs, stop SLC’s winning streak

El Paso Locomotive FC displayed a dominating performance against Real Monarchs whose five-game winning streak was snapped Saturday night.

The night would end in a nil-nil draw in front if 6,000 flag-waving fans. Locomotive out-possessed Monarchs 66 to 34 percent and completed 91 percent of their 575 passes.

The El Paso backline also held the Monarchs to a single shot on target that was easily controlled by backup goalkeeper Jermaine Fordah.

“That was a phenomenal effort from the guys. You don’t see USL games like that. We owned the possession. We value the process and when you play like that you can’t be disappointed,” said Coach Mark Lowry after tonight’s draw.

Newcomer Sebastian Velasquez saw his Locomotive debut this evening and played the full 90 minutes. The elusive midfielder would finish the night with three shots (two being blocked) and completed 92 percent of his passes.

“He’s class man. He unlocks defenses, he has that different level and we have been lacking that. We saw tonight the quality that he is going to bring to the table,” said Lowry

El Paso takes to the road to face rival New Mexico United on Wednesday, July 31st. Fans can catch the action at the Official Pub Club Watch Party at The Palomino Tavern.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, August 3rd against Portland Timbers 2. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

Gallery+Story: San Antonio FC stops Locomotive 3-1

Wednesday night, El Paso Locomotive FC opened up their first of two games in a single week in front of 6,128 electric “Loco” fans, who also saw the first lightning delay in franchise history, postponing the match in the 49th minute and causing a 30-minute delay of play.

Locomotive had to dig deep into their bench and field a different starting 11 than the club has played with over the last few weeks, playing tough in the 3-1 loss to San Antonio.

“The injuries right now are really hurting us. The performances aren’t the problem. No one is playing badly … Injuries are all adding up and taking their toll. We got in some great areas tonight offensively, just unlucky getting them to go into the back of the net,” said coach Mark Lowry.

Defender Andrew Fox notched his first career goal in Locomotive colors tonight in the 28th minute. A deflected shot by Derek Gebhard sent the ball into traffic where Fox was waiting.

In an instant, he sent his left foot through it, finding the back of the San Antonio net to bring things level.

Newcomer, defender Moses Makinde also made his home debut tonight. El Paso tested the San Antonio goalkeeper on multiple occasions but couldn’t find the last one percent.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, July 20th against Real Monarchs. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL

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

Locomotive FC adds Colombian Midfielder Sebastián Velásquez to crew

El Paso Locomotive FC signs MLS veteran Sebastián Velásquez pending league and federation approval. Velásquez is coming to El Paso from his most recent club Suwon FC in South Korea where he spent the last season.

“Sebastian is a proven winner and a top attacking player. His experience in MLS and as one of the most creative players to ever play in the USL will be a huge influence on us in the second half of the season. He is exciting to watch; his energy and ability will get people out of their seats and without a doubt allows us to evolve and take the necessary steps in our progression as a team,” said Coach Mark Lowry on the thrilling addition to the Locomotive roster.

Born in Medellín, Colombia, Velásquez moved to the US at a young age and grew up in South Carolina.

An attacking minded midfielder, Velásquez began his professional career in the MLS where he played with Real Salt Lake from 2012-2014 and saw the pitch 38 times while netting two goals.

In 2015, he played a season with New York City FC and made 12 appearances. From 2017-2018, Velásquez spent time with USL Championship squad Real Monarchs, scoring 16 times across 47 appearances.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Wednesday, July 17th against San Antonio FC. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

Locomotive FC Acquire Defender Makinde from Tulsa FC in trade for Rezende

El Paso Locomotive FC have acquired Tulsa Defender Moses Makinde via trade pending league and federation approval. Tulsa will acquire El Paso midfielder Calvin Rezende early this week.

“I want to thank Calvin for his service here and wish him nothing but the best at Tulsa. Moses is going to offer us much-needed depth to the back line that has been down to the bare bones this last couple of weeks. We look forward to integrating him into the group this week,” said Coach Mark Lowry.

The English-American defender was born in London and played his collegiate career with North Carolina State Wolfpack from 2010-2013, making 69 appearances and scoring twice.

Makinde has played in the United States, England, Germany, Romania and Sweden. Makinde made 21 appearances with Syrianska FC (Sweden) and that season the club was promoted to the second division in Swedish Football.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Wednesday, July 17th against San Antonio FC.

Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

Leapin’ Logan! Locomotive FC Remain Unbeaten on the Road

Thanks to great in-goal play, El Paso Locomotive FC remain unbeaten on the road with a nil-nil draw in San Antonio.

Goalkeeper Logan Ketterer came up with a massive save in the opening minutes of the match to keep things scoreless. San Antonio FC was awarded a penalty in the 17th minute and sent a booming shot into the right corner of the goal.

Ketterer showed his professionalism under pressure and got explosive, getting both hands on the shot to deny San Antonio the lead.

Drew Beckie had to exit the match in the 43rd minute seeing midfielder Omar Salgado drop to left back. Locomotive came out with a gutsy draw and a road point in front of 75 plus traveling supporters from El Paso.

El Paso sit in third place in the Western Conference with 27 points and have conceded the least amount of goals (13) in the West this season.

Ketterer is in second place across the league for most clean sheets (eight).

This is the first of their three straight road games over the next 10 days, as El Paso’s next stop has them in Fresno to face the Foxes this Saturday.

El Paso Locomotive FC play their next home match on Saturday, July 17th against San Antonio FC. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

Gallery+Story: Las Vegas Lights hold off Locomotive 1-0 in front of record crowd

El Paso’s nine-game unbeaten streak came to an end at the hands of Las Vegas, who came into this match after a thundering 5-1 victory over New Mexico United.

Locomotive saw a shift in the backline after losing three key performers due to injury but maintained 74 percent of the possession and only faced one shot on target.

“The guys did a great job in the second half. Edson did great when he came one. He got off some good shots and, on another day, those go in,” said Coach Mark Lowry.

El Paso Locomotive FC packed Southwest University Park with 8,117 fans, resulting in the second largest crowd in franchise history behind their historic home opener on March 9th.

The energy and buzz in the stadium carried the cheers of the fans into the El Paso night as Locomotive battled for 90-minutes.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next three matches on the road and they return home on Wednesday, July 17th to face San Antonio.

Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eplocomotivefc.com/ticket or by calling 915-235-GOAL

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

El Paso Locomotive reveal Player for the Day; Amber Berry to suit up Saturday

El Paso Locomotive FC announced the signing of a top-recruit ahead of Saturday’s match against the Las Vegas Lights.

In partnership with The Hospitals of Providence (THOP), 11-year-old Amber Berry signed with the team at 11 a.m. on Friday at Southwest University Park as the Locomotive Player for a Day. Berry has been battling leukemia since November 16, 2016.

“We are so excited to sign Amber Berry to a one-day contract with the team,” Andrew Forrest, El Paso Locomotive FC General Manager, Business Operations, said. “She has shown incredible resiliency and courage in her battle with leukemia and has been under the highest standard of care from the great team at The Hospitals of Providence. Because of their hard work and Amber’s fighting spirit, we know Amber will be able to enjoy being a kid again when she completes her treatments.”

The festivities began when Berry arrived at Southwest University Park at 10:30 a.m. to be greeted by both Locomotive and Chihuahuas staff. She then made her way to the field to watch the Locomotive finish training.

She signed at 11 a.m. accompanied by her family, Forrest, THOP Market CEO Monica Vargas Mahar and Locomotive coaching staff and players.

During her three-year cancer journey at Providence Children’s Hospital, Amber has undergone more than 54 treatments in an effort to get her well.  Her final treatment is expected to be in July.

“It’s important to always stay positive, think of happy thoughts and in the end, you’ll see how much you’ve accomplished,” said Amber Berry.  “My team has been my mom, my family and all the nurses and doctors who have helped get me better.  I can’t wait to take on this next challenge as a Locomotive for a day.”

With aspirations to be an artist, Amber will unveil a one-of-a-kind masterpiece made especially for the Locomotive gameday poster.

On Saturday, the Locomotive Player for the Day has an evening filled with soccer fun, team warm-up, autograph signing, game broadcast announcing and spending time with players. Her family will join in the festivities and cheer Amber on as player number 4.

“Amber is one of our warrior patients, she is truly an incredible child who at a very young age has already had to take on cancer and said it’s not going to beat me,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Group Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence. “When you meet her you can’t help but feel inspired by her.  She not only brightens the days of many of our pediatric patients, but she brings smiles to all our nurses and staff.  These kids are our future, Amber is our future and it’s about getting them back on the field to do great things.”

For more information about El Paso Locomotive FC, click here.

El Paso Locomotive down Tulsa 2-0; Unbeaten streak now at nine matches

El Paso Locomotive FC extended their undefeated streak to nine straight league matches with the win against Tulsa Roughnecks FC.

USL Player of the Month Jerome Kiesewetter asserted his dominance and scored his tenth goal of the season putting him in a first-place tie for goals scored across the league while playing four games less than the rest of the field.

Sebastian Contreras showed his grit and professionalism Saturday night; scoring the first goal and drawing the penalty in the second half.

Omar Salgado once again dominated in his new position on the wing, leading to the first goal.

In the 37th minute, Salgado was unstoppable on the wing and took the ball deep into the Tulsa box, sending a perfectly placed cross that Contreras was able to convert.

The goal to break Tulsa came in the 67th minute when Contreras outclassed and out dribbled two Tulsa defenders who would have no other choice but to put him down in the box.

Who else but Kiesewetter would step up to take the penalty?

In calculating and clinical fashion, the German-American converted from the spot by sending a booming shot into the upper 90. El Paso would close the night with a big win and three points on the road boosting them up the rankings.

El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, June 22nd against Las Vegas. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased at online or by calling 915-235-GOAL.

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