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El Paso Locomotive FC Unveils Full 2021 Regular Season Schedule

By El Paso Locomotive FC, 03/30/21, 12:00PM MDT

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Locomotive's Third Campaign Features 32 Games - 16 Home and 16 Away

EL PASO, Texas – March 30, 2021 – El Paso Locomotive FC in conjunction with USL Championship unveiled its full 2021 Regular Season schedule today, presented by Locomotive’s Premier Corporate Partners. Locomotive’s third USL Championship campaign features 32 games – 16 home, 16 away – over the course of 26 weeks beginning with a home opener at Southwest University Park on May 8 against its regional rival New Mexico United. All Locomotive matches will be broadcast live on ESPN+. Times for home and away matches will be announced in the coming weeks.

Locomotive is set to build off two successful first years that culminated in back-to-back Western Conference appearances in the USL Championship. The Locos will be participating in the Mountain Division of the Western Conference, playing four matches – two home, two away – against its 2020 Group C opponents, New Mexico United, Real Monarchs, and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC as well as Copa Tejas rivals, San Antonio FC, Austin Bold FC, and Rio Grande Valley FC.

The eight remaining Locomotive fixtures will be rounded out with inter-division and inter-conference matchups featuring some familiar faces as El Paso takes on LA Galaxy II, Las Vegas Lights FC, FC Tulsa, OKC Energy FC, Orange County SC, and Sacramento Republic from the Western Conference. For the first time in club history, the Locos Blue will take on teams from the Eastern Conference, playing Sporting Kansas City II on the road in Kansas City on May 30 and hosting Indy Eleven at Southwest University Park on June 9

The Copa Tejas – a supporter-run tournament – makes its triumphant return in 2021, as Locomotive kicks off its run in the round-robin tournament at Southwest University Park on May 22 against RGVFC. The Sun City Club will first play against the reigning Copa Tejas champions Austin Bold FC on June 3 and its San Antonio rival on July 28. The Copa Tejas culminates on October 30, when Locomotive closes out its 2021 Regular Season run against the Toros in Edinburg, Texas.

Individual match tickets will be made available at a later date. In the meantime, fans can sign up to the Locomotive ticket waiting list to receive priority in purchasing tickets and follow El Paso Locomotive FC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit eplocomotivefc.com for the latest information.
 
Fans can also lock in their seats for the full 2021 Locomotive season by becoming a Season Ticket Member. Join Head Coach Mark Lowry and his Locomotive squad as they campaign to bring a trophy to El Paso by locking in your Season Ticket Membership at eplocomotivefc.com/seasontickets or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

The full 2021 El Paso Locomotive Regular Season Schedule, presented by Southwest University, Estrella Jalisco, GECU, Helen of Troy, The Hospitals of Providence, and Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, can be found below:

H – May 8                            New Mexico United
H – May 22                          Rio Grande Valley FC
A – May 30                          Sporting Kansas City II
A – June 3                            Austin Bold FC
H – June 9                            Indy Eleven
H – June 12                         Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
A – June 18                          Real Monarchs
A – June 30                          Rio Grande Valley FC
H – July 3                             New Mexico United
A – July 9                              Real Monarchs
H – July 17                           Las Vegas Lights FC
A – July 24                           New Mexico United
A – July 28                           San Antonio FC
H – July 31                           Real Monarchs
H – August 4                       San Antonio FC
H – August 7                       Austin Bold FC
A – August 14                     New Mexico United
H – August 21                     Rio Grande Valley FC
A – August 28                     San Antonio FC
A – September 3               Orange County SC
H – September 11            Sacramento Republic FC
A – September 15            Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
A – September 22            Austin Bold FC
H – September 29            Real Monarchs
A – October 2                     Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
H – October 6                     San Antonio FC
A – October 9                     FC Tulsa
H – October 13                  Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
A – October 17                  LA Galaxy II
H – October 20                 Austin Bold FC
H – October 24                  OKC Energy FC
A – October 30                  Rio Grande Valley FC

Schedule Breakdown:
Number of Games by Month:
May (3), June (5), July (6), August (5), September (5), October (8)

Home Games by Month:
May (2), June (2), July (3), August (3), September (2), October (4)

Away Games by Month:
May (1), June (3), July (3), August (2), September (3), October (4)

Home Games by Day:
Sunday (1), Wednesday (6), Saturday (9)

Away Games by Day:
Sunday (2), Wednesday (4), Thursday (1), Friday (2), Saturday (7)

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