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El Paso Coyotes Close Out 2018 Home Schedule With A Victory Over Kansas City

After finishing 0-20 just a year ago, the El Paso Coyotes are on their way to a winning record in the Major Arena Soccer League after winning their final home game of the season Sunday night.

Although officially eliminated from the playoffs, the Coyotes claimed a hard-fought 14-13 overtime victory over the Kansas City Comets. The win gives El Paso a 10-10 record with two games left in the season.

Midfielder Christian Gutierrez scored three goals to guide the Coyotes in the home finale victory. Gutierrez continues to rank among the top five scorers in the league with 31 goals. Kansas City, 6-14 in the Central Division, was led by midfielder Bryan Perez with four goals.

The Coyotes have two games on the road to close out the season – 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Turlock Express, and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the San Diego Sockers.

The games can be viewed online at MASLtv on YouTube.

El Paso will finish the season in third place in the Southwest Division, behind top-seeded Monterrey Flash, 20-1, and the Soles de Sonora, 14-7, in second.

Only the top two teams from the Southwest, Pacific, Eastern and Central Divisions qualify for the playoffs and the chance to vie for the Ron Newman Cup.

El Paso Coyotes face Comets in Final Home Game for 2018

Although officially eliminated from the Major Arena Soccer League playoffs, the El Paso Coyotes are seeking to end their home season on a positive note.

The Coyotes, 9-10, was knocked out of postseason play February 17 after losing a fierce 23-13 matchup against the 13-7 Soles de Sonora, who, in turn, sealed their second-place position in the Southwest Division and a spot in the playoffs, behind the Monterrey Flash, 18-1, in first place.

The top two teams from the four divisions qualify for the playoffs. The Coyotes are in third place with two road games left in the season – 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Turlock Express; and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the San Diego Sockers.

As they have all year, the Coyotes will once again look to the leadership and strong play of midfielders Christian Gutierrez and Hugo Puentes for a home finale victory. The two, who scored three goals each in last week’s loss, are among the top five scorers in the league with 29 goals apiece.

Kansas City, 6-12 in the Central Division and also out of the playoffs, is led by forward Leo Gibson with 23 goals.

The final home game starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 25, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, and are buy-one, get-one free for adults, and free for ages 15 and under. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Games can be viewed online at MASLtv on YouTube.

Gallery+Story: El Paso Coyotes Top Fury 10-8 Friday Night

The El Paso Coyotes kept their playoff hopes alive in the Major Arena Soccer League with a solid victory over Ontario Friday night.

The Coyotes held off the Ontario Fury 10-8 to move them closer to reclaiming second place in the Southwest Division. El Paso is now 9-9 and in third place, behind the Soles de Sonora, 10-6.

The top two teams from each division — Southwest, Pacific, Eastern and Central — qualify for the playoffs. The undefeated Monterrey Flash, who are 16-0 and in first place, have already clinched a spot in the playoffs.

In Friday’s win, El Paso received strong play from midfielders Christian Gutierrez (three goals) and Hugo Puentes (two goals), both among the top scorers in the league with 26 goals each. Forward Daniel Frias also scored two goals.

The Coyotes now head to Sonora for a showdown against the Soles at 8 p.m. MST on Saturday, February 17. Sonora, meanwhile, will play three matches before taking on El Paso; with all the games can be viewed online at MASLtv on YouTube.

The Coyotes will return to El Paso for their final home game of the regular season at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 25, against the Kansas City Comets at the Coliseum (4100 E. Paisano.)

Tickets, which are buy one, get one free, cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, and are free for kids. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Gallery by Kevin Venegas, Photographer, El Paso Herald-Post

With Playoffs In Mind, El Paso Coyotes Face Ontario Fury Friday

With only five games left in the regular season, the El Paso Coyotes are seeking to win every one in hopes of keeping their playoff chances alive in the Major Arena Soccer League.

The Coyotes are 8-9 and in third place, two games behind the Soles de Sonora, 10-6, in the Southwest Division. The top two teams from each division — Southwest, Pacific, Eastern and Central — qualify for the playoffs.

Monterrey, who is 15-0 and in first place, has already clinched a place in the playoffs, leaving the Coyotes and Soles battling it out for the final playoff spot in the Southwest Division. There are only two home games left for the Coyotes in the regular season.

El Paso is coming off a hard-fought victory against the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas on Saturday, Feb. 3, winning 14-12 in the final minutes. Midfielders Hugo Puentes and Christian Gutierrez continue to be key forces for the Coyotes. Both are still among the top five scorers in the league with 24 and 23 total goals, respectively.

Ontario is also in a playoff battle, holding on to second place in the Pacific Division by only one game ahead of the Tacoma Stars. The Fury, 9-8, will visit undefeated Monterrey on Thursday, before stopping in El Paso.

The Coyotes will take on the Ontario Fury at 7:35 p.m. Friday, February 9, at the El Paso County Coliseum (4100 East Paisano.) Tickets, which are buy one, get one free, cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, and are free for kids. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Coyotes halt Rio Grande Valley Barracudas 14-12

The El Paso Coyotes added another notch in the victory column, keeping their Major Arena Soccer League playoff hopes alive, as they  outlasted the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas 14-12 on Saturday night.

The Coyotes, who lost to the Tacoma Stars 10-7 in Washington on Friday, are now 8-9 and in third place, two games behind the Soles de Sonora, 10-6, in the Southwest Division.   Only two home games remain in the regular season for the Coyotes.

Monterrey, who is 15-0, has already clinched a place in the playoffs, while the 3-15 Barracudas have been eliminated. That leaves the Coyotes and Soles battling it out for the final playoff spot in the division.

The top two teams from each division — Southwest, Pacific, Eastern and Central — qualify for the playoffs.

During the weekend games, El Paso was led by midfielder Jorge Rios, and forwards Fernando Gatica and Daniel Frias with three goals apiece. Guiding the Barracudas were defender Ismael Pineda and forward Fernando Moreno with three goals each, while forward Nick Perera led the Stars with four goals.

The Coyotes now face the Ontario Fury (9-8, Pacific Division) at 7:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Coliseum. Tickets, which are buy one, get one free, cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, and are free for kids. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Coyotes Set to Battle ‘Cudas Saturday; Playoff Implications Loom Large

As the Major Arena Soccer League regular season starts to wind down, the El Paso Coyotes are looking to win their way into the playoffs, starting this Saturday against the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas.

The Coyotes are 7-8 and in third place, three games behind the Soles de Sonora, 10-6, in the Southwest Division. The top two teams from each division — Southwest, Pacific, Eastern and Central — qualify for the playoffs.

Monterrey, who is 15-0, has already clinched a playoff spot, while the 3-14 Barracudas are out of contention. That leaves the Coyotes and Soles battling it out for the final playoff pass from the Southwest Division.

El Paso has beaten Rio Grande Valley three times this season, including their last meeting on January 28, when the Coyotes came away with a 6-5 victory.

The Coyotes have been led by midfielders Hugo Puentes, who has 22 goals this season, and Christian Gutierrez with 21. Both are among the top five scorers in the league. Guiding the Barracudas is midfielder Moises Gonzalez, who leads the team with 15 goals and 10 assists.

Prior to Saturday’s home match, the Coyotes will have a chance to boost their record as they face the Tacoma Stars (7-9, third place in the Pacific Division) on Friday, February 2, in Washington. The game will be live streamed at MASLtv on YouTube at 8:35 p.m. MST.

The Coyotes and Barracudas start at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at the El Paso County Coliseum, located at 4100 East Paisano. Tickets, which are buy one, get one free, cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, and are free for kids. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Gallery+Story: Monterrey Tops Coyotes 9-5 Thursday Night

The El Paso Coyotes started strong, but came up short, losing to the top-ranked team in the Major Arena Soccer League – the Monterrey Flash – 9 to 5.

Midfielders Hugo Puentes and Jorge Rios, and forwards David Salas, Fernando Gatica and Daniel Frias, scored for the Coyotes with a goal apiece. Puentes, among the top scoring leaders in the league, now has 21 for the season.

For the Flash, forwards Edgar Flores and Brayan Aguilar scored three goals each.

The Flash remain the only team still undefeated in the MASL, while El Paso drops to 6-8 and is in third place in the Southwest Division, behind the Soles de Sonora, 8-6, in second. Monterrey, meanwhile, boosts its stellar record to 14-0 and remains unscathed in first place.

The top two teams from each division — Southwest, Pacific, Eastern and Central — qualify for the playoffs.

The Coyotes now hit the road, visiting Hidalgo, Texas, to take on the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas on Jan. 28, and then on to Washington to face the Tacoma Stars on February 2. They return home for a match against the Barracudas at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, February 3, in the Coliseum (4100 E. Paisano.)

Tickets, which are buy one, get one free, cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, and are free for kids. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Photos by Steven Cottingham – El Paso Herald-Post Photographer (and Victor Andrade where noted) 

Coyotes Set to Battle Top-Ranked Monterrey Thursday Night

The El Paso Coyotes will be facing one of their biggest challenges in the Major Arena Soccer League this week at the El Paso County Coliseum.

The Coyotes will take on the top-ranked Monterrey Flash, the only team still undefeated in the MASL, at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, January 25, at the Coliseum (4100 E. Paisano.)

Monterrey rolls in with a 13-0 unblemished record and sits in first place in the Southwest Division. El Paso is 6-7 and in third, two games behind the Soles de Sonora, 8-6, in second.

The Coyotes once again will look to the strength of midfielder Hugo Puentes, who scored three goals in the Coyotes’ 13-4 victory over the Turlock Express on Friday, Jan. 19. Puentes has 20 goals this season, while midfielder Christian Gutierrez, who sank two goals in the win, has 19. Both are among the top 10 scorers in the league.

El Paso also is now under the leadership of new head coach Jesus Enriquez. The team’s former assistant coach took over for Jose Luis Treviño, who had to step down due to personal family matters. For the Flash, the forward trio of Edgar González with 15 goals, Edgar Flores with 14 and Erick Flores with 13, has been key.

Monterrey has beaten the Coyotes in three meetings this season. Thursday’s game is the final matchup of the regular season between the two.

The top two teams from each division — Southwest, Pacific, Eastern and Central — qualify for the playoffs.

Tickets, which are buy one, get one free, cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, and free for kids. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Gallery+Story: El Paso Coyotes Derail Express 14-3

The El Paso Coyotes arena soccer team is back on the winning track.

After dropping five straight games, the Coyotes broke free from their losing streak in dominant fashion by taking down the Turlock Express 13-4 in a Major Arena Soccer League match Friday night.

El Paso was guided by a slew of Coyotes, all led by midfielder Hugo Puentes and forward David Salas with three goals each. Puentes now has 20 goals on the season and is among the top scorers in the league. The Express received goals from defenders Arturo Pulido, Adrian Pulido and Luis Martinez, and midfielder Matthew Germain.

El Paso, now 6-7, remains in third place in the Southwest Division, just one game behind the Soles de Sonora at 7-6. The undefeated Monterrey Flash still sit atop the division at 12-0. Turlock, meanwhile, falls to 2-13 and is in last place in the Pacific Division.

El Paso next faces Monterrey, one of the best teams in the MASL, at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, January 25, at the Coliseum. Tickets cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, and are free for ages 12 and under. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

El Paso Coyotes Face Turlock Express Friday Night

The El Paso Coyotes are seeking to get back on track as they continue their three-game homestand at the El Paso County Coliseum.

The Coyotes will try to break a five-game losing streak when they face the Turlock Express in a Major Arena Soccer League match at 7:35 p.m. Friday, January 19, at the Coliseum (4100 East Paisano.)

El Paso, 5-7, has dropped five straight games, including a gut-wrenching 11-10 loss to the Soles de Sonora last Friday. With the defeat, the Coyotes fell to third place in the Southwest Division, behind Sonora at 7-6, and Monterrey, who leads the division at 11-0.

The two top teams in the league’s four divisions qualify for the playoffs. Midfielder Hugo Puentes will be key in guiding the turnaround for the Coyotes.

Puentes, who scored four goals and two assists in last week’s loss, was named to the MASL’s Team of the Week for his stellar performance. He and teammate Christian Gutierrez have 17 goals apiece, so far, this season, ranking them among the league’s leaders. Meanwhile, the Express will rely on forward Ivan Campos, the No. 3 scorer in the league with 21 goals.

Turlock is 2-12 and in last place in the Pacific Division

Tickets – which are buy one, get one free-  are $5, $10, $15 and $25, and kids get in free. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Coyotes Return to Take on Sonora Friday Night

After a long, tough road trip, the El Paso Coyotes arena soccer team is finally back home and looking to get back on the winning path.

The Coyotes will face the Soles de Sonora in a Major Arena Soccer League match at 7:35 p.m. Friday, January 12, at the Coliseum (4100 E. Paisano) in a battle for second place in the Southwest Division.

El Paso, now 5-6, has dropped four straight games, including the last three on the road – 9-5 to Monterrey on December 17, 17-9 to Sonora on December 21 and 7-5 to Monterrey on January 7.

The Coyotes, who sit in second place in the Southwest Division, will look to midfielder Christian Gutierrez to seek a victory over the Soles and remain in second place. Gutierrez, who has 16 goals, is among the top five scorers in the league.

Sonora is now 4-6 and in third place in the division. Standout forward Franck Tayou leads the Soles and the league in scoring with 31 goals. He also is atop the leaderboard with a 3.50 points per game average. Monterrey leads the division at 11-0.

Tickets cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, and are free for ages 12 and under. They are available at the Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Story+Gallery: Undefeated Monterrey Rolls; Flash Top Coyotes 8-4,

The El Paso Coyotes put up a fight against one of the best teams in the Major Arena Soccer League, but came up short, losing to the undefeated Monterrey Flash.

The Coyotes, currently in second place in the Southwest Division, dropped their third game of the season, losing 8-4 to the top-ranked Flash on Thursday at the El Paso County Coliseum.

El Paso falls to 5-3, while Monterrey keeps its unbeaten streak alive, moving to 7-0 atop the Southwest Division. The Coyotes played most of the game without their starting goalkeeper Jesus Molina, who went down in the second quarter with a leg injury.

Midfielder Marco Gonzalez was forced to step into goal since backup Jorge Nava was not on the 15-man roster for the game. El Paso’s only goals came from midfielder Christian Gutierrez with two, and forward Daniel Frias and defender Diego Salas with one each. Gutierrez, who has 14 goals on the season, continues to rank among the top scorers in the league.

Monterrey, one of only three undefeated teams in the league, was guided by forward Edgar González with two goals. The Flash led 4-2 at halftime.

The Coyotes now hit the road, visiting Monterrey on December 17, the Soles de Sonora on Dec. 21 and back to Monterrey on January 7. They return home for a match against the Soles at 7:35 p.m. January 12 in the Coliseum.

Tickets, which cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Photo gallery by Andres Acosta, Chief Photographer, El Paso Herald-Post

Coyotes Top Turlock in 8-7 Overtime Win

The once-winless El Paso Coyotes continue to put the past behind and move forward, earning another victory in arena soccer.

After losing every game in their inaugural season in the Major Arena Soccer League last year, the Coyotes claimed their fourth win of this young season with a thrilling 8-7 overtime victory over the Turlock Express on Saturday at the El Paso County Coliseum.

El Paso is now 4-1 and is in second place in the Southwest Division, just one game behind the first-place Monterrey Flash. Turlock, meanwhile, dropped to 0-5 and remains in last place in the Pacific Division.

The win was once again highlighted by a true team effort by the Coyotes with seven different players scoring, including standout midfielder Christian Gutierrez with two goals, defender Diego Salas, midfielders Hugo Puentes, Arturo Vega and Alex Caceres, and forwards Daniel Frias and David Salas, adding one goal each to the count.

Puentes scored the winning shot at the 4:17 mark in the extra period. Turlock was led by midfielder Matthew Germain with two goals and one assist.

The Coyotes now hit the road for a rematch against the Express in Turlock (Ca.) on Friday, December 8, followed by a trip to Ontario (Ca.) to face the Fury on Sunday, December 10.

The Coyotes return home Thursday, Dec. 14, for a highly-anticipated matchup with top-ranked and undefeated Monterrey Flash.

Tickets, which cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Photos by Steven Cottingham, Photographer, El Paso Herald-Post

Coyotes Seeking Victory No. 4 at Coliseum Saturday

The El Paso Coyotes arena soccer team is on a roll. After a winless inaugural season in the Major Arena Soccer League last year, the Coyotes have won three out of four games, so far, this season and are ready to claim victory number 4.

The Coyotes face the Turlock Express at 7:05 p.m. this Saturday, December 2, at the El Paso County Coliseum (4100 E. Paisano)

El Paso, now 3-1, took down the powerful Soles de Sonora last weekend in a thrilling 10-9 victory in overtime, receiving goals from eight different Coyotes.

Midfielder Alex Caceres, who had two goals, defender Ernesto Luna, who scored the game-winner, and goalkeeper Jesus Molina, all earned MASL Team of the Week honors for their performances.

El Paso will once again look to those three, along with midfielder Christian Gutierrez to lead the charge against the Express. Gutierrez, who has 10 goals and 13 points, leads the league in scoring, is second in points per game average, second in power play goals and third in game-winning goals.

Turlock, led by forward Ivan Campos with eight goals, is 0-4 and has yet to secure its first victory of the season. The team is in last place in the Pacific Division, while the Coyotes are in second place in the Southwest Division.

Tickets, which cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

El Paso Coyotes Sink Sonora Saturday Night 10-9

The El Paso Coyotes fell behind early, but came back strong to pull off an exciting victory in overtime, defeating the Soles de Sonora 10-9 in a hard-fought Major Arena Soccer League showdown Saturday night at the El Paso County Coliseum.

The Coyotes allowed the Soles to score three straight goals to start the game, but regrouped and followed with four in a row to take the lead at the half. The two teams matched goals, back and forth, throughout the third and fourth periods, but it was the Coyotes who came out ahead in the end, just seconds into overtime, to notch their third victory of the season.

El Paso, now 3-1, had strong team play from a pack of Coyotes, including goals from forward Omar Tapia (2); midfielders Alex Caceres (2), Christian Gutierrez (1), Jorge Rios (1) and Hugo Puentes (1); and defenders Diego Salas (1), Manuel Rojo (1) and Ernesto Luna (1), who scored the game-winning goal.

The Soles, who dropped to 0-3, were led by forward Franck Tayou with four goals and an assist. El Paso is in second place in the Southwest Division, while Sonora is in third. The 4-0 undefeated Monterrey Flash sit in the top spot.

The Coyotes next take on the Turlock Express at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Coliseum, 4100 East Paisano. Tickets, which cost $5, $10, $15 and $25, are available at the Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

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