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El Paso Locomotive FC Draws with Austin Bold and Need Only One Point to Secure Playoff Bid

By El Paso Locomotive, 10/10/19, 10:45PM MDT

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EL PASO, TX – October 10, 2019 – El Paso Locomotive FC need only one point to secure their place in the USL Championship postseason after drawing with Austin Bold FC at home in front of an electric crowd. El Paso sits in 8th place in the West and have two matches left in the regular season to better their standing heading into post-season play. If the Locos earn one point on Tuesday, they could be the first 2019 expansion club to earn a playoff spot.

The first goal of the match came in the final 20 minutes of the match. Locomotive forward Jerome Kiesewetter was taken down in Austin’s box and earned his side the penalty. Teammate Sebastian Velasquez would step up to the spot and take the kick. Showing his professionalism, the midfielder sent his left foot booming through the ball and sent it thundering past the keeper to give his side the lead. Austin would find one of their own in the 83rd minute to equalize, splitting the points with El Paso.

El Paso have found form in the tail end of the season; earning 11 points in their last five matches and are the only team in the West to remain unbeaten in their last five matches. The Locos need a single point to guarantee a playoff spot and close out the regular season against

Portland Timbers 2 (October 15th) at home and LA Galaxy II (October 19th) away.  

El Paso Locomotive FC play their final regular season home match on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM against Portland Timbers 2. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets are available and may  be purchased at https://www.eplocomotivefc.com/ticket or by calling 915-235-GOAL!