San Antonio FC (4-8-4) will host El Paso Locomotive FC (7-3-5) at Toyota Field on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. The match marks the first-ever between the two Texas clubs in USL Championship play and will be broadcast on ESPNews.
SAFC heads into the clash after narrowly falling 2-3 at Fresno FC on Friday night. The Alamo City club will return to the friendly confines of Toyota Field, where the team has lost only one match this season and is currently unbeaten in their previous six matchups at home.
El Paso will look to get back to winning ways after their three-game winning streak was snapped at the hands of Las Vegas Lights FC on Saturday. The club is currently in third place in the Western Conference standings and has yet to lose a match when playing on the road so far in their inaugural campaign.
“It’s another opportunity to prove who we are,” SAFC midfielder Kai Greene said. “We have had a good run here at home and we know El Paso is a good team in this league. We have to respect them but also play our game. We need to go at them just like we go after every team when we play at home. When we really play our style and play how we need to there should be no problems.”
The match marks the third Copa Tejas match for SAFC and the first time the two clubs face each other in an official competition. The two previously played to a 0-0 draw at Toyota Field in a preseason friendly ahead of the 2019 USL Championship season.
San Antonio FC will play its first Wednesday match of the season. SAFC went 2-3-1 in Wednesday matches during their 2018 campaign, however the club is 6-4-3 on Wednesdays overall since their inception in 2016. The six wins mark the most on any day aside from Saturday for SAFC.
USL Championship Game 17 – San Antonio FC at El Paso Locomotive FC
Date: Friday, June 25, 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Stadium: Toyota Field
San Antonio FC: 4-8-4 (16th, 16 pts)
El Paso Locomotive FC: 7-3-5, (3rd, 26 pts)
All-time Series: The game marks the first matchup overall between the two clubs. SAFC and El Paso played to a 0-0 draw at Toyota Field during a preseason friendly prior to the 2019 season.
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