Soccer fans across the Borderland that support FC Juarez and El Paso Locomotive FC were treated to 180 minutes of scoreless soccer. The good news is both teams accumulated one point, the bad news is the way both matches developed both teams had legitimate shots at the win and the 3 points that come with it.

Bravos de FC Juarez hosted Leon to a scoreless draw on Friday night at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium. The 0-0 tie was not a boring one. It was a hard fought, entertaining match with plenty of scoring opportunities created, especially from the Bravos. This match also served as the debut of the biggest and newest Bravos acquisition to date, Marco Fabian.

At the end of the first 45 minutes, FC Juarez had generated the biggest threats on goal. The right post denied the Bravos on one occasion and Leon goalkeeper Alfonso Blanco made the save of the night off of a header from direct kick. Marco Fabian was also inches left on a deadly strike from outside the goalbox near the end of the first half.

FC Juarez.

The second half would give the Bravos a numerical advantage from the 66th minute till the end of the match when Ivan Rodriguez would get sent off for two yellow cards. Still to no avail, the Bravos would not be able to put the ball in the back of the net.

This result drops the Bravos 1 more place in the standings table to 14th place with 6 points on the season as a result of 1 win, 3 draws and 2 loses. Up next for the Bravos will be a road match, next Sunday against Rayados de Monterrey.

Isaiah J. Downing

On Saturday night in Colorado Springs, El Paso Locomotive FC also had a scoreless draw to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

In these 90 minutes the Locos were never in any real danger of losing the match, but they were also far from winning it. El Paso just never seemed to get out of 3rd gear all night long, cruising to the 0-0 tie.

Isaiah J. Downing

This result keeps the Locos in second place of Group C in the abbreviated and altered 2020 USL Championship season. The Locos have accumulated 12 points over 8 matches as a result of 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 loses.

Up next for the team from the “915” will be a home match against the Real Monarchs on Saturday, August 29th. This will be a very important match for the organization as it will be the first match that the Locos have during the COVID-19 pandemic. 800 fans will be allowed to attend.