ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (KTSM) – El Paso Locomotive FC took down rival New Mexico United 2-1 in the club’s first preseason match of 2021 on Saturday in Albuquerque.
After Devon Sandoval gave United a 1-0 lead in the first half off a penalty, El Paso managed to tie the game before halftime on a goalazo by a player that is contending for a roster spot. Locomotive cannot yet name the player publicly since he has not yet been announced by the club as a member of the team.
In the second half, El Paso took the lead on a rebound goal by striker Leandro Carrijo, and managed to hold on for the 2-1 victory.
El Paso will play two more preseason matches next week against FC Juarez. In total, Los Locos will play eight exhibition games before the regular season begins on April 24.