Josue Aaron Gomez is set for his third season with El Paso Locomotive FC after recording 11 goals in 33 appearances for the club over the past two seasons. | Photo courtesy Isaiah J. Downing / Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC announced on Monday it had extended the loan of forward Josue Aaron Gomez from Liga MX club FC Juarez, pending league and federation approval. The loan extension sees Locomotive FC and the Bravos continuing to deepen their connection across the border.
“We are super happy to have Aaron Gomez back,” said Locomotive FC Head Coach and Technical Director Mark Lowry. “We truly consider him part of the family. We love his work, commitment, and desire on the field to win games for Locomotive. He embodies what I want in a Locomotive attacking player. Always trying to score, but always the first player to run and defend for the team.”
Gomez has made a tremendous impact since joining El Paso for its inaugural run in USL Championship. Through 2019, the 26-year-old was one of the leading goal scorers for Locomotive FC, recording six goals in just 17 appearances. The Mexico-born forward only improved on his overall performance in 2020, helping lift the team to a second straight Western Conference Final appearance with five goals and two assists in just 16 appearances.
During the 2021 preseason, Aaron Gomez has shown he hasn’t lost a step since the end of 2020 USL Championship season. In the first preseason friendly against New Mexico United, Gomez recorded the opening goal and added two more to that tally against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Sunday.