EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso Locomotive are on an eight game unbeaten streak and they're looking to build on that when they take on Atlanta United II on Saturday.
The game marks the Locos third game in just seven days. So far the they have come away with one win (5-0 over New York Red Bulls II on Saturday) and a draw (0-0 with RGV Toros on Wednesday).
"It's tough, it's tiering but we're probably well used to it by now," midfielder Richie Ryan said. "The most important thing for us is the 90 minutes on the field and making sure we give every ounce of energy that we have left in us during the game and ensure we get the best result possible."
On paper it's a game the Locomotive can win. Atlanta II has just four wins and a draw this season, but two of those wins came in their last four matches. On top of that the Locos will be without their captain Yuma who was shown two yellows in their class against RGV Toros.
"Atlanta II are a difficult young team with a lot of talent, a lot of individual talent within their team so we've got to be careful," Ryan said. "We have a strong squad of players, yeah Shavon [John-Brown] is going to be out, Yuma is going to be out but that offers an opportunity for two other players to come in and do a job and show that they're good enough to start as well."
Ryan told ABC-7 despite this being their third game in seven days, the mentality is to go out and win.
Kickoff is set for 5.30 p.m. MT Saturday.