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Locomotive FC Brings Aboard Eder Borelli

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 07/07/20, 12:09PM EDT

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Veteran defender makes move from Liga MX’s FC Juarez to El Paso


New El Paso Locomotive FC signing Eder Borelli made more than 100 appearances for FC Juarez in both Liga MX and Liga Ascenso in his native Mexico.

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC announced on Tuesday it had signed defender Eder Borelli from Liga MX side FC Juarez, pending league and federation approval. The move deepens the relationship between the neighboring Borderplex clubs, building on the existing loan of midfielder Josué Aarón Gómez to Locomotive FC from the Bravos.

“The addition of Eder is great for the team,” said Locomotive FC Head Coach and Technical Director Mark Lowry. “He has quality and experience and that will contribute positively to what is already a strong group of players. This is also another great benefit to sharing an ownership group and having this relationship with FC Juarez. There are so many great players in both clubs and with Eder now joining the Locomotive it just signifies the strength of the relationship. We are extremely fortunate to have this opportunity.”

Borelli has made more than 200 professional appearances overall in his career, including competing in Liga MX. He played for one season with Querétaro, scoring one goal in 24 appearances, before making the move to UANL Tigres. During his tenure at Tigres, the Mexican defender helped the side claim the 2011 Apertura Championship before going on loan to Correcaminos and Atlante recording two goals over 39 appearances across the two teams.

The 29-year-old international transferred to FC Juarez on loan in 2015 before signing permanently with Los Bravos in 2017, tallying three goals in 106 appearances for the club as it made the move up from the Liga Ascenso to Liga MX.

In addition to his club experience, Borelli also made three appearances for Mexico at the Youth National Teams, once with the U-20 side and twice with the U-23s in 2011.

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