New El Paso Locomotive FC forward Ricardo Zacarias recorded two goals and one assist last season competing for Chattanooga Red Wolves SC in USL League One. | Photo courtesy Jim Myers / Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC announced on Wednesday it has signed forward Ricardo Zacarías, pending league and federation approval.
“Ricardo is fully deserving of his place on this team,” said Locomotive FC Head Coach and Technical Director Mark Lowry. “He has worked incredibly hard over preseason and has shown an incredible team-first attitude. We are delighted to make this official.”
Zacarías spent the 2020 season in USL League One with Chattanooga Red Wolves, where he recorded two goals, one assist and 11 key passes across 14 appearances in the condensed season. Prior to his time in League One, Zacarías spent five years in Mexico, earning a spot following an open tryout hosted by Sueno Alianza with Liga MX powerhouse Club América. In the five years in Mexico, the 25-year-old forward played in the Liga Premier, featuring for teams such as Club América Premier, Irapuato, Coras De Nayarit, and most recently, La Piedad. During the 2021 preseason, Zacarías has been training alongside Los Locos and appeared for the club in preseason exhibitions.
Zacarías will be available for selection as El Paso plays host to Mountain Division and Copa Tejas rival Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday night at Southwest University Park.