El Paso Locomotive FC (4-5-1, 13 pts., West-7) travels back to the east coast to take on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (6-2-1, 19 pts., East-2) on Saturday, May 14. Kickoff from Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is set for 5:00 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
This will be the first time in franchise history El Paso Locomotive and Pittsburgh Riverhounds have met out on the pitch. In matches against Eastern Conference opponents this season, El Paso has been successful, picking up back-to-back 3-1 wins over Eastern Conference foes Loudoun United and FC Tulsa. Paired with the 3-0-1 record earned from last year’s East vs West matchups, El Paso Locomotive has yet to fall to a team in the opposing conference. Now as Locomotive is resurging in the West, it will test its mettle against a Riverhounds side that fights for the top of the Eastern Conference.
Last week, El Paso Locomotive turned a corner, claiming three straight wins to put itself back above the playoff line for the first time since the start of the season. Outscoring its last three opponents ten to two, Locomotive has tightened up its defensive play while maintaining the goal-scoring threat from the first weeks of the regular season. On the other side, Pittsburgh has fallen only twice, both within their last five games. On a record of 3-2-0, Riverhounds have shown they are not infallible as it will try to hold its own against a revitalized El Paso side on Saturday night.
El Paso Locomotive FC at Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC – Sat. May 14, 2022
Venue: Highmark Stadium | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Forecast: 80F with scattered thunderstorms
Watch: ESPN+ | Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. MT
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