EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — It was a night when El Paso Locomotive FC thought they deserved better after recording 14 shots and five on goal and only drawing a 1-1 draw against the Oakland Roots SC on Saturday.
Oakland struck the first in the 13th minute of the game after Dariusz Formella found himself in the right place at the right time and had a great finish with his left foot into the top left corner.
About 19 minutes later, Richie Ryan sent an excellent ball over Lucho Solignac and Solignac chipped the goalkeeper for the equaliser.
Just before halftime, Locomotive created another great opportunity when Josue Gomez fouled in the box for a penalty shot.
Gomez approached for the penalty and fired it straight past the left post. The opportunity to take the lead at half time disappeared after that and both teams entered their locker rooms with one goal per play.
The second half was one where Los Locos created many more chances but failed to put one more goal on the board.
This game ended in a 1-1 draw and it was the result that the team thought they should have come away with three points instead of one.
“I thought we played well, but it’s a little disappointing,” said Locomotive FC midfielder Dylan Mares. “It certainly feels like a loss because I think we deserved to win, we had chances but again, if we don’t put it away it’s not going to happen to us.”
El Paso Locomotive now stands with a 1-1-5 record in USL championship play. That doesn’t include their U.S. Open Cup loss earlier this month.
Locos will now have a week to prepare for their next game at Loudoun United FC on Saturday 30 April.