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Defender Matt Bahner Returns to El Paso Locomotive for 2021 USL Championship Season

January 15, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - El Paso Locomotive FC News Release

EL PASO, Texas - January 15, 2021 - El Paso Locomotive FC welcomes back Defender Matt Bahner for the 2021 USL Championship Regular Season, the club announced today.

"Bahner is an important member of our group, his versatility and ability to play anywhere across the back four provides the strength in depth and competition for places that is so crucial as you push through a season," shared Locomotive Head Coach and Technical Director Mark Lowry. "He is another selfless character who puts his teammates first and the team's success above his own. I have said before, and it rings true in every aspect of sports, putting the collective objective above yourself is the only way to win championships, and this season we are filling the squad with players that exemplify that quality."

Bahner, 30, joined El Paso in August of the 2020 season, a move that Lowry stated was made with an eye towards the future. Making his debut in the Locos Blue during the 4-2 win against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC as a late-game sub, Bahner has helped push those around him to new heights while providing much-needed depth across the backline. Prior to joining Locomotive, Bahner boasts successful careers with FC Cincinnati and Saint Louis FC.

El Paso Locomotive FC's roster as it currently stands headed into the 2021 USL Championship season, listed alphabetically by position, is below:

Goalkeepers (1): Logan Ketterer

Defenders (5): Matt Bahner, Éder Borelli, Macca King, Niall Logue, Yuma

Midfielders (6): José Aguinaga, Louis Herrera, Dylan Mares, Bryam Rebellón, Nick Ross, Richie Ryan

Forwards (2): Aidan Apodaca, Leandro Carrijó

El Paso Locomotive is currently working on additional player announcements for the 2021 season and will announce the renewals and new signings once they are confirmed.

El Paso Locomotive FC returns to action for its third season in the USL Championship in 2021! Lock in your seats by visiting or calling/texting 915-235-GOAL and enjoy world-class Championship soccer at Southwest University Park!

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