Locomotive announce March 19 home opener vs New Mexico United; season opener at Sacramento March 12

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Locomotive FC club officials announced the kick off its 2022 USL Championship home campaign against its long-standing rival New Mexico United on Saturday, March 19.

The match, set for Southwest University Park at 7:30 p.m. MT, follows the Locos first match of the season, one week earlier on the road against Sacramento Republic on Saturday, March 12 (time TBD).

El Paso Locomotive enters its fourth USL Championship with a 1-1-1 (Win-Loss-Draw) record all-time in home-opening matches, including last year’s thrilling 1-1 draw against New Mexico.

In 2021, the Locos posted an undefeated home record (13-0-3) in regular season matches at Southwest University Park, setting the stage for the then longest-running active home unbeaten streak in North American professional leagues.

“Now under the guidance and leadership of new Head Coach John Hutchinson, El Paso Locomotive will look to continue its dominant display at Southwest University Park and in the USL Championship by hosting its bitter regional rival.”

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El Paso and New Mexico have met a total of 11 times in the club’s three-year history, splitting a level all-time series record of 2-2-7, including the dramatic 2020 Western Conference Semifinal that ended in a penalty shootout victory for the Locos.

The Locomotive home opener was unveiled Thursday as part of a wider announcement from the USL Championship of each club’s 2022 home opener. The full 2022 USL Championship schedule, along with further individual ticket information, will be made at a later date.

Locomotive fans can lock in their seats for the entire 2022 USL Championship season at Southwest University Park by going online or by calling or texting 915-235-GOAL.

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