Locomotive FC keen to maintain unbeaten streak against San Antonio FC

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – For the second time in seven days, El Paso Locomotive FC will face San Antonio FC, this time at Southwest University Park. The game comes after El Paso beat San Antonio last Wednesday, 2-1, at Toyota Field.

Forward Lucho Solignac converted a penalty against his former club, and midfielder Diego Luna doubled El Paso’s lead in the 71st minute with his own goal. Although San Antonio started to strike back, scoring a goal in the 74th minute, Locomotive held on for all three points.

“I feel like having a game between the two provides a bit of a buffer. It’s not back to back which helps, ”said Locomotive head coach Mark Lowry. “We know them very well, obviously, because we played them just a few days ago. It helps in the preparation and the video work that we do. It is fresh in our memory. We know they lobbied well against us and did well against us last Wednesday.

El Paso are undefeated in their last six games and haven’t lost a home game in more than a calendar year. The streak spans their last 17 games (including the playoffs). Both sequences represent a source of pride for the top team in the Mountain Division of the Western Conference of the USL Championship.

“I think that’s a huge credit to the fans, that’s all,” said Locomotive goaltender Logan Ketterer. “When you have these fans in the stands, it’s easier to get up for these games. It is easier to feed off their energy and enthusiasm to achieve a good performance. It is an honor to 8th Notch and everyone who has come to support us over the past year.

Locomotive extended their unbeaten streak at home after last Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Real Monarchs. A match that saw a goal from striker Aaron Gomez and two other goals from Solignac. Meanwhile, San Antonio are coming off a 3-0 road win over Austin Bold FC.

Kick-off Wednesday evening is scheduled for 7 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN +.

MountainStar Sports Group to honor August 3 victims ahead of game

Before kickoff on Wednesday night, there will be a minute of silence to honor the 23 lives lost in the August 3 shooting at the Cielo Vista Wal Mart two years ago.

“It makes me proud to represent El Paso because even through such a dark time we were able to come out stronger as a community,” said Locomotive forward Sebastian Velasquez.

Lucho Solignac named USL Championship player of the week

Locomotive FC forward Lucho Solignac was named USL Championship Player of the Week for Week 15 of the 2021 season. Solignac scored three goals in two wins last week for El Paso. This is the second time that a Locomotive Player has been selected as Player of the Week after Dylan Mares received the honor in Week 11.

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