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June 5, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
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EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC hit the road for its CBS Sports Network debut, facing off against in-state rival San Antonio FC as Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera looks to lead the Locos to victory.

HOW TO WATCH EL PASO LOCOMOTIVE FC AT SAN ANTONIO FC – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2024 @ 7 P.M. MT – TOYOTA FIELD

Watch: CBS Sports Network

Listen: SiriusXM FC Channel 157

Watch Party: The Palomino Tavern (205 Cincinnati Ave)

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This will be the 12th time that the two clubs face off and El Paso will arrive not only looking to get back in the win column but also snap a six-game winless streak against SAFC that dates back to 2021. Of those six winless matches, three were at San Antonio’s Toyota Field, which is one of the most difficult venues in the league for opponents to win at (SAFC have only lost twice at home in league play since the start of 2022).

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Last week’s result against Birmingham Legion FC was far from the welcome to fans Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera would have wanted, but it gave the 56-year-old a better understanding of the team he is working to strengthen. In the post-match press conference, Cabrera said he looks at the quick turnaround against a bitter rival as a blessing since the Locos do not have to wait long to return to the field and work on finding solutions as well as injecting a bit of extra motivation.

For someone like Justin Dhillon – who scored El Paso’s lone goal in the match against Legion -, Cabrera’s mentality and how he is looking at things drives the team to want perform better.

“You can see it in every single session, every single game,” Dhillon stated. “At halftime, he wants more from us. At training, he wants more from us. After the game, you can just feel that there’s more that’s desired for each and every one of us. He will get more and more out of us every single week. Obviously, he just came, it’s still fresh and new. He brings his ideas but again, he’s a very well-respected coach and has tons of experience. I think all of us are very grateful to be working with someone like that.”

It will no doubt be a difficult match at a…

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