El Paso Locomotive FC has signed former Reno 1868 FC starting goalkeeper Benjamin Beaury for the 2021 USL Championship season, the club announced today.
The signing is pending league and federation approval.
“Bringing Ben on board makes a lot of sense in the current situation,” explained Head Coach and Technical Director, Mark Lowry. “With Logan [Ketterer] leaving for this short period we feel we needed to add a bit of experience to our goalkeeping department. Ben played every game for Reno last season so now he has plenty of Championship experience.
Marco [Canales] has been doing really well since he arrived a couple of months ago but he is still only 19. We want to make sure we look after him, develop him, and push him at the right time. We have faith in him but we have to look after the whole group and make sure all departments have depth and are prepared for all situations.”
Beaury, 25, joins El Paso having most recently played at Reno where he was on loan from New Mexico United. While in Reno, Beaury made 12 appearances, including two in the playoffs, finishing 5th in the league in saves with 49 in 2020. Beaury’s worth ethic between the posts helped lift Reno to claim the Regular Season title in the abbreviated season while amassing an astounding +22 goal differential. Prior to his time with Reno, Beaury made one appearance with New Mexico United in 2019 after his signing his first professional contract with Charlotte Independence in 2018.
Beaury is geared to join El Paso Locomotive when it hosts its Copa Tejas rival, Rio Grande Valley FC this Saturday at Southwest University Park. Get your tickets at eplocomotivefc.com/tickets or by calling 915-235-GOAL.