The Crisp and Kelp aim to extend the club’s unbeaten run to six
SEASIDE, California (Friday, August 5, 2022) – Monterey Bay F.C. welcomes El Paso Locomotive FC to Health and Wellness Night at Cardinale Stadium, presented by Montage Health in Week 22 of the 2022 USL Championship regular season on Saturday, August 6. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. PT and can be streamed live on ESPN+.
Monterey Bay F.C. vs. El Paso Locomotive FC
Cardinale Stadium; Seaside, California
Saturday, August 6, 2022; 7:00 p.m. PT
Game Notes for Saturday’s MBvELP Match Available Online & by Request
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Match Notes in advance of Saturday’s contest between Monterey Bay F.C. and El Paso Locomotive FC can access them here. Media members looking to receive the document as an attachment or have further questions are asked to please contact Steven Vargo in the MBFC Communications Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Records: Monterey Bay F.C. (7-11-2, 23 points); Locomotive FC (9-9-6, 33 points)
FiveThirtyEight Predictor: MBFC 31%, ELP 41%, Draw 28%
Head-to-Head: El Paso Locomotive FC has the head-to-head advantage over Monterey Bay F.C. with a win in the previous match played between the sides, though this will be the first meeting between the club’s at Cardinale Stadium in Seaside. The previous match between the sides resulted in a 6-0 defeat for the Union at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas.
Connections: Locomotive FC forward Christiano François has several connections to the Union. In 2021, François was teammates with Monterey Bay F.C. forward Chris Cortez at Miami FC when Cortez joined the club ahead of its run in the USL Championship Playoffs last season. The season before in 2020, François played at Reno 1868 with Monterey Bay midfielder Sam Gleadle. Lastly, François and Union defender and captain Hugh Roberts spent the 2018 season as teammates at Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
Notes: In what will be the second-ever meeting between the Union and El Paso, the Crisp and Kelp will bring its current four game shutout streak into a head-on collision with Locomotive FC’s current three game scoring drought. Monterey Bay F.C. is 3-4-2 so far this season at home, while El Paso is 4-5-4 this season on the road.