Preview: SAFC looking to stay on track versus Locomotive

El Paso Locomotive come into town on Saturday night struggling to find winds and sit at the bottom of the USL Western Conference table with three points and a 4-1 loss in the US Open Cup to Central Valley Fuego. The Locomotive are looking to find their winning ways once again and San Antonio FC is looking to keep the strong start going.

The Locomotive will enter the match on Saturday night at 1-4-0 and just three points. They have allowed 13 goals and ranking as one of the worst defenses currently in the leagues, only Monterey has given up more goals. The offense however is cranking on all cylinders, ranked second scoring 13 goals on the San Diego Loyal rank higher with 16 goals.

It’s the first official Copa Tejas match of the 2022 season, and El Paso looks to be a dangerous team despite of the defensive lapses. The Locomotive offense is averaging 2.6 goals per game while SAFC defense has been one of the best, currently tied for third with four other clubs in the entire USL. SAFC still need to find some more offense, averaging 1.2 Goals per game.

El Paso currently leads the series in all time meetings at 3-2-2.

Photo by Soy SAF

El Paso Players to Look Out For

Aaron Gomez – 3 Goals

Dylan Mare – 3 Goals

Diego Luna – 1 Goal and 1 Assists

Luis Solignac – 2 Assists

San Antonio FC Players to Look Out For

Jordan Farr – 1 Clean Sheet and 13 Saves

Mitch Taintor – 11 interceptions, 30 duels won

Elliot Collier – 2 Goals

Injured List

Santiago Patino looks almost ready to go, may make an appearance versus El Paso, Ares Diouf suffered a lower body injury in the match versus DKSC in the Open Cup, David Loera may also see some time away due to injury.

San Antonio FC v El Paso Locomotive is set for a 7:30 PM kickoff on Saturday 04.16.22 at Toyota Field. SAFC is promoting Cancer Awareness Night, and Jersey is up for silent auction. Tickets are still available for the match. The match can be seen on ESPN+

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