El Paso Locomotive FC
El Paso Locomotive FC logo.svg
FoundedMarch 1, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-03-01)
StadiumSouthwest University Park
Capacity7,500
OwnerMountainStar Sports Group
Head coachJohn Hutchinson
LeagueUSL Championship
20211st, Mountain Division
2nd, Western Conference
Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals
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

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

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2019–2020 BLK Southwest University
2021–present Adidas[6]

Stadium

The club play at Southwest University Park, a baseball stadium in Downtown El Paso that is also the home field for the El Paso Chihuahuas of the Pacific Coast League.

Rivalries

El Paso's primary rivals are New Mexico United[7][8] and FC Juárez.[9]

Players and staff

Roster

As of May 18, 2022[10]
No. Pos. Player Nation
1 GK Evan Newton (on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps)  United States
2 DF Harry Brockbank  England
4 DF Andrew Fox  England
5 DF Éder Borelli  Mexico
6 MF Richie Ryan  Republic of Ireland
7 FW Aarón Gómez  Mexico
8 MF Eric Calvillo  El Salvador
9 FW Luis Solignac  Argentina
10 MF Dylan Mares  United States
11 MF Sebastián Velásquez  Colombia
12 DF Shavon John-Brown  Grenada
13 DF Matt Bahner  United States
14 DF Ander Egiluz  United States
17 FW Ricardo Zacarías  United States
20 MF Chapa Herrera  United States
21 MF Emmanuel Sonupe  England
23 FW Christiano François  Haiti
24 DF Yuma  Spain
27 GK Philip Beigl  Germany
31 DF Nick Hinds  United States
33 DF Martín Payares  Colombia
MF Liam Rose  Australia
  1. ^
    USL Academy player

Front-office staff

Technical staff

Team records

Year-by-year

As of October 24, 2020
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
2020 16 9 2 5 24 14 32 4th, Western
1st, Group C
Conference Final Cancelled Mexico Aarón Gómez 5
2021 32 18 4 10 56 34 64 2nd, Western
1st, Mountain Division
Conference Quarterfinals Cancelled Mexico Aarón Gómez
Argentina Luis Solignac
10

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

Head coaches

Coach Nationality Start End Games Win Loss Draw Win %
Mark Lowry  England July 25, 2018 November 15, 2021[11] 57 26 15 16 045.61

Average attendance

Year Reg. season Playoffs
2019[12] 6,584 7,460

Club captains

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Years Name Nation
2019 Chiró N'Toko  Belgium
2021-[13] Yuma  Spain

References

  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. ^ "El Paso Locomotive FC Launches Partnership with Global Sports Brand Adidas".
  7. ^ "One final United-El Paso matchup has big stakes". Albuquerque Journal. Journal Publishing Company. October 14, 2020. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  8. ^ Morgan, Andy (July 14, 2020). "Locomotive FC set to renew rivalry with New Mexico United". KTSM-TV. Nexstar Media Group. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  9. ^ "Friendly Rival On The Border". eplocomotivefc.com. February 14, 2019. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  10. ^ "Roster". www.eplocomotivefc.com. El Paso Locomotive FC. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  11. ^ Locomotive FC Announces Departure of Mark Lowry
  12. ^ "2019 USL Championship Attendance". Soccer Stadium Digest. October 20, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  13. ^ "Yuma and Richie Ryan Selected as Club Captains for 2021". www.eplocomotivefc.com.