Locomotive FC September 5th NM United Road Match Moved to El Paso
El Paso Locomotive FC was supposed to play New Mexico United in Albuquerque on Saturday, September 5th. However, both clubs agreed to move the match to Southwest University Park with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on September 5th.
"This is a unique opportunity to have an additional home game and play in front of our incredible fans and we are happy to welcome the United back to El Paso and host this match," Locomotive FC general manager Andrew Forrest said in the official release.
New Mexico United is atop Group C with 19 points and they have a comfortable lead over second place El Paso in the Western Conference standings. United has won six times with just a pair of losses and one draw in seven matches this season. They have also won four of their last five.
"While we are disappointed that we are unable to host this match in New Mexico, we will continue to do everything in our power to assist the governor in her efforts to keep New Mexicans safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic," said New Mexico United CEO and Owner Peter Trevisani. "We are grateful to El Paso Locomotive for their flexibility and hospitality."
The September 5th match with New Mexico United will be broadcast live locally on the CW and also on ESPN+, with Duke Keith and Michael Balogun calling the action.