El Paso Locomotive FC

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El Paso Locomotive FC
El Paso Locomotive FC logo.svg
FoundedMarch 1, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-03-01)
StadiumSouthwest University Park
Capacity7,500
OwnerMountainStar Sports Group
Head coachMark Lowry
LeagueUSL Championship
20196th, Western Conference
Playoffs: Conference Final
WebsiteClub website
Current season

El Paso Locomotive FC is an American professional soccer team based in El Paso, Texas. Founded in 2018, the team made its debut in the USL Championship in 2019.[1][2]

Club crest and colors[edit]

The Locomotive brand was unveiled on October 4, 2018, beating out finalists Lagartos, Estrellas, Stars, and Tejanos.[3] The crest is shaped in a manner similar to Mission Style buildings and features three main colors: West Texas Sky blue, Desert Dusk blue, and High Noon Sun. The crest has 11 vertical stripes that represent the eleven players on the field and resemble the front of a locomotive. A city icon, The Star on The Mountain, adorns the top of the crest, which is shaped in the silhouette of the Franklin Mountains.[4][5]

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2019–present BLK Southwest University

Stadium[edit]

The club will play on the grounds of the Southwest University Park, a baseball park that is also the home field for the El Paso Chihuahuas of the Pacific Coast League.

Players and staff[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of August 11, 2020[6]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Logan Ketterer  United States
2 Defender Drew Beckie  Canada
3 Defender Chiró N'Toko  Belgium
4 Defender Mechack Jérôme  Haiti
5 Defender Éder Borelli  Mexico
6 Midfielder Richie Ryan  Ireland
7 Midfielder Dylan Mares  United States
8 Midfielder Nick Ross  Scotland
9 Forward Omar Salgado  United States
10 Forward Leandro Carrijó  Brazil
11 Midfielder Saeed Robinson  Jamaica
12 Goalkeeper Jermaine Fordah  England
13 Defender Matt Bahner  United States
19 Defender Andrew Fox  England
20 Midfielder Chapa Herrera  United States
21 Midfielder Distel Zola  DR Congo
22 Defender Moses Makinde  England
23 Midfielder Memo Diaz  United States
24 Midfielder Yuma  Spain
25 Defender Bryam Rebellón  Colombia
26 Forward Aarón Gómez (on loan from Juárez)  Mexico
27 Defender Macauley King  England
71 Midfielder Fabrice Fokobo  Cameroon

Front-office staff[edit]

  • Alan Ledford – president
  • Andrew Forrest – general manager

Technical staff[edit]

  • Mark Lowry – head coach
  • Bob Bigney – assistant coach
  • JC Garzon – goalkeeper coach
  • Gabriel Zapponi – manager of sports performance and science
  • Stuart Wright – athletic trainer
  • Keeler Watson – coordinator, equipment and player operations

Team records[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

As of November 2, 2019
Season USL Championship Play-offs U.S. Open Cup Top scorer 1 Head coach
P W L D GF GA Pts Pos Player Goals
2019 34 13 10 11 42 36 50 6th, Western Conference Final 2nd Round United States Jerome Kiesewetter 12 England Mark Lowry

^ 1. Top scorer includes statistics from league matches only.

Head coaches[edit]

  • Includes USL Regular Season, USL Playoffs, U.S. Open Cup. Excludes friendlies.
Coach Nationality Start End Games Win Loss Draw Win %
Mark Lowry  England July 25, 2018 present 37 15 11 11 040.54

Average attendance[edit]

Year Reg. season Playoffs
2019[7] 6,584 7,460

Club captains[edit]

Years Name Nation
2019 Chiró N'Toko  Belgium

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Paso Joins the United Soccer League for 2019 Season". Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "El Paso gets new expansion USL soccer team, will play at Southwest University Park in 2019". Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "El Paso USL: Soccer team nickname will be the Locomotive; logo, crest unveiled". El Paso Times. October 4, 2018. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "Our Crest". El Paso Locomotive FC. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "El Paso Locomotive FC Rolled Out as City's New Professional Soccer Team" (Press release). El Paso Locomotive FC. October 4, 2018. Retrieved October 4, 2018 – via Business Wire.
  6. ^ "Roster". www.eplocomotivefc.com.
  7. ^ "2019 USL Championship Attendance". Soccer Stadium Digest. October 20, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.

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