EL PASO, Texas -- Scottish midfielder Nick Ross will be returning for the 2020 season with El Paso Locomotive FC. The versatile midfielder, Ross, appeared for the Locos 32 times (out of 38 matches) in the 2019 campaign; recording two goals, two assists, and closed the season with a 90 percent passing accuracy.
“For me, Nick is one of the most underrated players in the league. He is incredibly intelligent; he has the running ability to cover more ground than anyone else during a game and is technically proficient with both feet. Nick’s intelligence allows us to experiment tactically and offers solutions to our build-up and possession play. He was a joy to work with in 2019, he is one of the most popular players on the roster and I am honored to have him back in a Locomotive jersey next season,” said head coach Mark Lowry.
The calm and cool 27-year-old midfielder completed 31 key passes in the inaugural season and showcased his class as a regular fixture in Lowry’s starting 11 thirty times in 2019.
The Locos currently have eight players returning for the 2020 season including Ross. The others are Mechack Jérôme, Richie Ryan, Logan Ketterer, Bryam Rebellon, Omar Salgado, Yuma, and Alexy Bosetti.
Meanwhile, the team says Sebastian Contreras, James Kiffe, Daniel Navarro, and Joshua Castellanos are out of contract for the 2020 season.
“We want to extend our best wishes to Sebastian, James, Daniel and Joshua in their future soccer endeavors. All four players were instrumental in our inaugural season and as a club we look forward to seeing what they accomplish next,” said general manger Andrew Forrest.