El Paso Locomotive FC head coach Brian Clahout has no doubts about how big his team’s visit to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC will be when it comes to Week 9 of the USL Championship.
“This is going to be the top game of the Western Conference, one of the top games of the USL Championship weekend,” Krallhout said this week. “They’re in really good shape, they have good players, they’re athletic and they’re fast. It was a bit unlucky not to score any points in his second game of the season at home.”
“This is like a revenge game for me, but you have to respect the pace of their players, the way they play and how strong they are. It’s going to be a tough game.”
The Switchbacks are in second place, with four wins in their last five games. Also, Locomotive FC, who are undefeated in their last five games, have won four in this period. ESPN+).
But there are other reasons El Paso are confident as they head north to avenge their 2-1 second-half loss at Southwest University Park on March 15.
Locomotive FC has visited Colorado Springs six times in its history and never lost.
Now, that doesn’t automatically mean El Paso won. In fact, since Colorado won 2-0 in his club’s first trip to Springs in the 2019 season, the team played until his fifth straight draw at home to the Switchbacks. This included this 4-4 thriller of his with the hosts leading by 3 goals, Locomotive FC saw him score 4 goals in his 15 minutes of the second half and the Switchbacks had one of the wildest back-and-forths in the championship. tied in injury time in one of the games. Regular season history.