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El Paso Locomotive extend win streak to seven as they defeat rivals New Mexico United

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (KVIA) -- El Paso Locomotive FC (West-2, 8-1-3, 25 points) defeated secured a second New Mexico United 1-0 at Isotopes Park on Saturday night to extend its undefeated streak to nine games with wins in the last seven.  

Despite having eight shots and hoding 53% of possession during the first 45 minutes of play, Los Locos couldn't find the back of the net. Defensively, Locomotive’s backline closed off many of New Mexico’s offensive pursuits, making five interceptions and winning six tackles.  

The match would remain scoreless up until the 71st minute, when midfielder Denys Kostyshyn headed an Eder Borelli cross into the net.  

New Mexico threw everything they had at the Locos in the final stages but couldn't find an equalizer.  

The Locos extended their club record win streak to seven and also had some other notable moments etch into the history books.

Louis “Chapa” Herrera jumped into fifth in club history for all-time appearances (83) and regular season appearances (76). While midfielder Luis “Lalito” Moreno made his regular season debut after coming in as a late second half substitute.  

This marks the second consecutive time that El Paso has beaten New Mexico United at Isotopes Park. 

El Paso Locomotive FC are back on the road next week as they play San Antonio FC on Saturday, June 10th  with kickoff at 7 p.m. MT at Toyota Field. 


GOALS: 1|0  
ASSISTS: 1|0  
POSS. %: 48|52 
SHOTS: 16|5 
SAVES: 2|1 
FOULS: 16|14 


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