EL PASO, Texas – July 28, 2021 – El Paso Locomotive (8-1-4, 28 points) claimed a 2-1 win over San Antonio FC at Toyota Field on Wednesday night.
Forward Lucho Solignac and Midfielder Diego Luna each added to their season team-leading goal count with a goal apiece. Meanwhile, DefenderAndrew Foxmade his first appearance of the season for Locomotive, subbing into the match in the 87th minute.
The Locos looked aggressive coming out of the gates, testing the waters through early chances from Solignac and Forward Aaron Gomez. The high pressure led to a scramble in the box that ended with a San Antonio handball to gift Locomotive the penalty kick opportunity. Solignac coolly converted the penalty in the 18th minute to provide a lead. San Antonio kicked it up to chase the equalizer before the half, as SAFC’s Jose Gallegos took a shot towards goal that was easily read by Goalkeeper Logan Ketterer.
El Paso kept its momentum through the second half, striking towards goal through a beautiful header by Defender Eder Borelli before Luna doubled the Locomotive lead in the 71st minute with a cheeky chip. While San Antonio was able to pull one back just minutes later through Axel Sjoberg, the defensive work from Defenders Yuma and Matt Bahner as well as box-to-box action from Midfielder Richie Ryan kept San Antonio from salvaging a point at home. Locomotive ultimately claimed the full three points on a 2-1 goal line.
UP NEXT: El Paso Locomotive continues through its gauntlet of quick turnaround games by hosting Real Monarchs at Southwest University Park on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. MT and tickets are still available at eplocomotivefc.com/tickets or by calling 915-235-GOAL. The match will also be broadcast live digitally on ESPN+ and locally on the CW.