El Paso Locomotive FC has inked Goalkeeper Philipp Beigl for the 2022 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval. Beigl fills a slot on Locomotive’s goalkeeping roster as the third new face for 2022.
“Beigl was a priority for us to compete for the number one position,” commented John Hutchinson, Locomotive Head Coach and Technical Director. “Our goalkeeper coach, JC Garzon, had him in for training and liked him as a person and a footballer. Philipp has a good variety of experiences as a goalkeeper and one we hope will help our team throughout the season.
We are all looking forward to welcoming Philipp and his family to El Paso.”
From Türkheim, Germany, Beigl, 29, comes to El Paso having played most recently with New Mexico United for the 2021 season, making one appearance and two saves. Beigl began his career in the Bavarian premier league, Regionalliga Bayern, with the FC Memmingen Youth Academy. Throughout his youth career, Beigl played with Memmingen’s U-15 through U-19 rosters, totaling 87 appearances before signing with Bayernliga’s TSV Landberg in 2016. Beigl made 57 appearances between 2016 and 2018 with Bayernliga before joining New Mexico United ahead of the 2020 season.
Name: Philipp Beigl
Pronunciation: Phil-ip BYE-gull
DOB: September 27, 1992
Weight: 208 lbs.
Hometown: Türkheim, Germany
Last club: New Mexico United (USL Championship)
El Paso Locomotive FC’s roster as it currently stands for the 2022 USL Championship season is below, listed alphabetically by position:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Philipp Beigl
DEFENDERS (5): Matt Bahner, Eder Borelli, Andrew Fox, Martín Payares, Yuma
MIDFIELDERS (6): Chapa Herrera, Diego Luna, Dylan Mares, Richie Ryan, Emmanuel Sonupé, Sebástian Velásquez
FORWARDS (3): Aaron Gomez, Luis Solignac, Ricardo Zacarias
El Paso Locomotive FC kicks off its fourth USL Championship season against Sacramento Republic on the road on March 12 set to be broadcast live on ESPN+. The Locos return to Southwest University Park a week later on March 19 for its 2022 season home opener against New Mexico United. Fans can become eligible for priority purchasing for Locomotive game tickets by visiting eplocomotivefc.com/individualtickets. Fans can also lock in their seats for the entire 2022 USL Championship season at Southwest University Park by visiting eplocomotivefc.com/seasontickets or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.