Officials with El Paso Locomotive FC announced Friday morning the signing of 6’ 3” goalkeeper Logan Ketterer for the 2019 season, pending league and federation approval.
“He has spent the last couple of years working closely with Zack Steffen, the number one national team keeper,” said Head Coach Mark Lowry. “He will be coming to us with a great foundation, a willingness to be brave with the ball at his feet, and a desire to win games and be a leader in the group.”
The Madison, Wisconsin native comes to El Paso from the Columbus Crew SC, who play in the MLS, where he spent two seasons and was a fourth-round pick in the MLS SuperDraft.
He made his first appearance for the Crew against Chicago Fire on June 6, 2018.
Bringing Ketterer to El Paso aligns perfectly with the high-possession game Lowry is implementing in the 2019 inaugural season. “Logan is a goalkeeper that is coming from an MLS environment that played in a similar manner to us and used the goalkeepers as a big part of their possession game,” said Lowry.
“The goalkeeper position is a critical element to how we want to play. Not just with the obvious objectives of making saves and keeping clean sheets, but more-so with how we want to build our possession and bravery to play slightly higher up the field,” said Lowry.
Tickets for the historic inaugural match on March 9 against OKC Energy FC can be secured online beginning Saturday, January 19 and at the Santa Fe and Durango Box Offices, or by calling 915-235-GOAL.