Texas. The Lonestar State. A land who has had six flags claim her, one being her own. From out in the West Texas town, to the furthest eastern reaches; We do things differently down here. Tomorrow, a battle for a spot in the postseason goes down on the border.
The capital city’s team makes its way west and will be met with a Locomotive side that is barreling down the tracks with one mantra in mind; “win and we’re in!” Thursday night’s matchup between El Paso and Austin could see one of the expansion teams securing their spot in the playoffs for their inaugural season. Austin sits one place above El Paso in the standings but both expansion sides have amassed 46 points; two points is the magic number for either side and a win would seal things up.
In the first meeting between the expansion clubs, the points were split. At the end of 90 minutes things would end in a nil-nil draw. Much has changed since that Easter Sunday; the Locos have found their form. Toppling two top 4 clubs and drawing with the other, grabbing seven points across those three matches last week. Nothing stops this train.
There will be fireworks, literally and figuratively, this Thursday night! For Fan Appreciation Night, our community picked the kits and the songs to accompany the post-match firework extravaganza. Eleven lucky fans will also be going home with a singed mini ball that the starters will be throwing out into the stands pregame. This match is as much about getting the work in to snag a spot in the postseason as it is about telling each and every one of you who bleeds Desert Dusk blue, “thank you.” We couldn’t have gotten to where we are without you, and we aren’t finished yet. See you all at Southwest University Park, VAMOS LOCOS!