El Paso Locomotive FC Rally Late To Tie Tulsa
El Paso Locomotive gave it their all but at the end could only come up with a 2-2 draw Wednesday night at Southwest University Park against the Tulsa Roughnecks. This result was good enough for the Locos to salvage one point at home despite dominating the opposition.
It is important to note that the Locomotive came back in a rather spectacular fashion from the 2-0 deficit to obtain the one point given for a draw. El Paso scored twice in under 90 seconds to tie the match. The goals for the Locos came from both of their forwards, Aaron Gomez and Jerome Kiesewetter for theirs first and 11th goals of the season respectively in the 79th and 80th minutes of the match.
Sometimes, in soccer, when you get a draw it feels like a win and sometimes it feels like a loss, all depending on the team's performance. After the match, Locomotive head coach Mark Lowry was adamant. This draw felt like a loss, Lowry commented, “ It feels like a loss because we dominated the game. I mean they had 3 shots the whole game, we had 16. We had 26 crosses, they had 4. We had 3 of the easiest chances I've seen in a long time on a soccer field and we didn't take. In the second half as well, I thought we had more than enough chances to win the game. But unfortunately we didn't. The guys showed great spirit, great fight...but it was definitely two points lost as opposed to one point gained.”.
The Locos still have a more than good chance to make the playoffs. With 9 matches to go in the season (27 points up for grabs), the Locomotive find themselves in 13th place in the western conference standings with 33 points, only 3 points out of the playoff zone.
The turnaround will be a quick one for the Locos as Saturday night they will travel to Sin City and play the Las Vegas Lights. The match is scheduled to kickoff at 8pm MST and will televised on ESPN+.