El Paso Locomotive FC celebrated its Noche de Locos last Wednesday, the first of a series of club-led events around the USL Championship and League One celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. | Photo courtesy Ivan Pierre Aguirre / El Paso Locomotive FC
Clubs across the USL Championship and League One will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month over the coming weeks, honoring the people and nations that have become a brilliant and unmistakable presence in communities around the United States.
Events kicked off last Wednesday night in the USL Championship as El Paso Locomotive FC hosted its traditional Noche de Locos at Southwest University Park, while on Saturday night Hartford Athletic hosted Noche Latina at Trinity Health Stadium and Orange County SC welcomed fans to its Fiesta de Futbol at Championship Soccer Stadium.
This weekend sees current Western Conference leader San Antonio FC host its annual Hispanic Heritage Month at Toyota Field, while first-year club Monterey Bay F.C. will welcome fans to La Noche de la Herencia Hispana at Cardinale Stadium and Oakland Roots SC will host its ‘Conoce Tus Raíces’ Night at Laney Stadium.
Meanwhile in League One, Central Valley Fuego FC will host its inaugural Noche Hispana at Fresno State Soccer Stadium on Saturday night, while earlier in the evening Chattanooga Red Wolves SC will welcome fans to Noche de Lobos at CHI Memorial Stadium.
Here’s a look at the full list of events being hosted around the Championship and League One between now and the end of the season on October 15.
Charleston Battery – Sept. 23 vs. Rio Grande Valley FC
El Paso Locomotive FC – Sept. 7 vs. Rio Grande Valley FC
Hartford Athletic – Sept. 10 vs. FC Tulsa
Indy Eleven – Sept. 25 vs. Loudoun United FC
Monterey Bay F.C. – Sept. 17 vs. Indy Eleven
New Mexico United – Oct. 5 vs. LA Galaxy II
Oakland Roots SC – Sept. 17 vs. New York Red Bulls II
Orange County SC – Sept. 10 vs. LA Galaxy II
Phoenix Rising FC – Oct. 15 vs. Atlanta United 2
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC – Sept. 24 vs. Orange County SC
Sacramento Republic FC – Sept. 28 vs. Phoenix Rising FC
San Antonio FC – Sept. 17 vs. New Mexico United
Tampa Bay Rowdies – Oct. 8 vs. Loudoun United FC
FC Tulsa - Oct. 8 vs. Monterey Bay F.C.
Central Valley Fuego FC – Sept. 17 vs. Charlotte Independence
Charlotte Independence – Sept. 24 vs. North Carolina FC
Chattanooga Red Wolves SC – Sept. 17 vs. Richmond Kickers
North Carolina FC – Oct. 1 vs. Union Omaha
Richmond Kickers – Sept. 24 vs. Central Valley Fuego FC
Union Omaha – Oct. 8 vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC