After going two months without a win a golden opportunity presents itself on Saturday night for the El Paso Locomotive. El Paso will play host to the last place team in the Western Conference of the USL-Championship, the Tacoma Defiance, a perfect chance for the Locos to break this 8-game winless streak and give their fans something to finally be happy about.

While the starting eleven for this Saturday’s home match is anyone’s guess considering the injury bug is still hindering the team from the 915, whoever the eleven men that are handpicked by head coach Mark Lowry, I hope that Mark Lowry cuts them loose a little bit. I would like for the Locos head coach to let the reins loose on his side a allow them to play a more of a free and instinctual style soccer. With experienced players like Richie Ryan and Drew Beckie it is highly doubtful that there would be total chaos, disorganization or anarchy on the field of play, but this sudden change could provide a spark that the Locomotive are so desperately in need of.

Facing the last place team at home, it is time for the Locos to try something, anything to turn this thing around. Enough with the dubious honor of winning the ball possession and the pass completion statistical category match after match, dominating those two stats does not give you any points. This team is in an urgent need of a win, and the three points that come with it, but Lowry’s system is one that calls for a collective, methodical effort that goes against any sense of urgency.

Simply put, it’s time to let the boys play and let them go out there and get the win…ANY. WAY. POSSIBLE.

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