Seriously Loco Soccer Pod

Seriously Loco

A supporter created podcast focused on El Paso Locomotive FC in the USL Championship. Made up entirely of supporters, the cast works to bring you coverage that you, the fan, can relate to. Jump in and get Seriously Loco with us.

All Episodes

Phil and Mikka get together and commiserate on Mark Lowry's departure from El Paso Locomotive to Indy Eleven. The pair address the call that signaled them to the news, the legacy that Mark leaves behind, the reasons he's left, unfinished business and potential successors. Process the news, look forward, and Stay Loco

Nov 16

1 hr 22 min

Phil and Mikka are back and it's time to look at the playoffs. Oakland Roots come to town and face El Paso Locomotive for the first time ever. We chat about the return of Memo Diaz to the SWUP, look at Roots tactical style, make some guesses about team selection and finally guess the score. One for the tactics nerds. Then a couple of listener questions like "Why is EP underestimated" and "Who would you want to see join USL Championship from League 1 or elsewhere?" PLAYOFFS BABY

Nov 4

1 hr 29 min

Phil, Mikka and Christian return to talk Locomotive TikToks, quickly recap the Los Dos anomaly and the Austin Bold Bounce Back. Then it's onto the OKC Energy match where Locomotive got revenge for that inaugural match loss. Then we address some Diego Luna rumors and the UTEP game conflicting with a playoff match now. Then we look ahead to playoff scenarios and RGV.

Oct 26

1 hr 37 min

Phil and Mikka are keeping pace with Locomotive who, despite the fixtures piling up, were impressive in their 2-1 win away from home. They discuss the return to the Diamond, Gomez's Man of the Match performance, midfield control and a return to normalcy in a professional performance. Then its a short disucssion on Switchbacks as Locomotive look to break a draw streak in the final matchup this season.

Oct 13

1 hr 7 min

Phil and Mikka are...not happy with El Paso Locomotive's 3-3 draw with San Antonio FC despite a Copa Tejas victory for the club and their supporters. They discuss a brutal first half which necessitated a brave fight back in the 2nd, and then lament another late goal for the opposition which sees Locomotive drop points yet again. Then we look ahead to Tulsa, another tough away fixture on a quick turnaround facing numerous new injuries and how Locomotive can still thrive.

Oct 8

1 hr 19 min

It's a trio today as Phil, Mikka and Christian recap a poor 1-1 draw in Colorado Springs that featured a lot of rotation in a questionable system. We also look ahead to a potential Copa Tejas and Playoff spot clincher against SAFC on Wednesday. Then we answer your questions!

Oct 5

1 hr 31 min

Phil and Mikka stagger back after a sucker punch that was El Paso Locomotive's 2-2 draw with Austin Bold at the Circuit of the Americas. A draw that felt like a loss, a system that divides opinion, 2 really good goals and a 5th straight away match without a win left Locos without the Copa Tejas for now. They also look ahead to a matchup against Real Monarchs back in EP.

Sep 24

1 hr 25 min

Phil and Mikka is the duo that returns to recap El Paso Locomotive's professional 2-0 win over Sac Republic. Diego Luna and Sebastian Velasquez provided for goalscorers Aaron Gomez and Eder Borelli as Locomotive remained atop the Mountain. Then they answer your questions and look ahead to resurgent Colorado Springs Switchbacks.

Sep 13

1 hr 41 min

Phil and Christian are back and take a look at Bahner's walkoff in Albuquerque and the inevitable comeback against RGV lead by Mechack, Lucho and Sebastian. Plus we look at the context of Locomotive's form and the upcoming match against a rusty SAFC

Aug 26

1 hr 41 min

Phil and Mikka are back and reflect on the tragedy that struck the 8th Notch and El Paso Locomotive family, and then the performance that honored his legacy. A Shoutout to a visitor to the SWUP. Then it's a look ahead to the Derby on Saturday against New Mexico United.

Aug 10

1 hr 23 min

Phil and Mikka try to keep up with the pace of El Paso Locomotive's games in the USL Championship. They review the performance that saw Sebastian Velasquez wonderfully assist JAG for the opener, and a brace from Lucho Solignac. Then it's looking ahead to the SAFC rematch at the SWUP one week after the win in San Antonio.

Aug 3

1 hr 4 min

Phil and Mikka return to chat the Derby del Camino Real who tried the anti-football to stop Locomotive's train in ABQ. A lot to unpack like Construction Chapa, Border(line) Red Cards, Stopping Locomotive playing and looking ahead to San Antonio on Wedenesday. We back.

Jul 27

1 hr 38 min

Phil, Mikka and Christian return from their short break to recap Locomotive's win over Real Monarchs, Gomez breaking out of his drought, Macca King with a Toey Toe Banger, Diego Luna shining in the spotlight, and then look ahead to what is undoubtedly a tough matchup against RGV.

Jun 22

1 hr 29 min

Phil and Mikka are joined by Kevin Quintana of the KCQ Network and El Tri Online to discuss El Paso Locomotive's dominant 2-0 win over Indy Eleven, Nick Ross' quick start, the impact of Diego Luna and what this result and performance means for the season. Then they look ahead to the match on Saturday against Colorado Springs Switchbacks.

Jun 11

1 hr 34 min

Phil, Christian and Mikka are back to discuss the win over Austin Bold and Diego Luna's first professional goal in the USL Championship. The good and the not so good from a professional performance in Austin and they take a look ahead to El Paso Locomotive's match against Indy Eleven this week as they're visited by Eastern Conference opposition for the first time.

Jun 7

1 hr 22 min

Phil, Mikka, and Christian get together and debate the merits of hot dogs vs hamburgers, look at Locomotive's sputtering offense so far, highlight the bright spots of a disappointing draw, and look ahead to the weeknight match against Austin Bold.

Jun 2

1 hr 19 min

Phil, Mikka and Christian get together to discuss the initial panic and the relief that followed surrounding Logan Ketterer's move to Portland Timbers under MLS' Extreme Hardship rules. The crew also discuss El Paso Locomotive's options during Logan's absence.

May 14

37 min 57 sec

Phil, Mikka, Austin and Christian get together and talk about Willy Wonka's POS grandpa, the draw against NMU that felt like a win but was also disappointing, big games for Nick Ross and Bryam Rebellon, the promise of Diego Luna, and then look ahead to Rio Grande Valley

May 11

1 hr 43 min

Phil, Mikka, Christian, and Austin join up and talk recent USL results, do an in-depth preview of the USL Championship season opener for El Paso Locomotive v. New Mexico United, rare confidence and Drums v. Flats.

May 7

1 hr 43 min

Phil, Mikka, and Christian break down the USL Western Conference's Mountain Division and a few extra teams from Locomotive's schedule. There's the talk of the transfers in and out and what to expect from each opponent all kicked off with a small discussion on event food, kits, and customization.

Apr 29

1 hr 14 min

The SL Crew sits down with El Paso Locomotive's newest (and youngest) star. Diego talks about his decision to sign a pro contract with El Paso and compete for starting minutes with the likes of Dylan Mares, his mentors on the squad and what game he's been playing through the pandemic.

Apr 22

28 min 29 sec

The Seriously Loco crew sits down with Niall Logue and talks everything from his playing style, his Irish roots, and his unlikely connections to El Paso and a former Locomotive player!

Mar 27

53 min 52 sec

Mikka, Phil, Christian and Austin are back for a third season covering El Paso Locomotive FC and its time to talk new adidas kits, US Open Cup, preaseason schedule and the Mountain Division

Mar 18

1 hr 5 min

Locomotive have added Spanish midfielder Jose Aguinaga and he talks life in a Spanish academy, watching Yuma as a kid, where he fits into Locomotive's possession style and learning English from college kids...

Mar 12

25 min 41 sec

Feb 20

21 min 40 sec

Phil, Mikka, Christian and Austin sit down with El Paso Locomotive FC manager Mark Lowry and discuss the 2020 season, the run to the Western Conference Finals, the priorities ahead of 2021 and a surprising revelation about Mark's El Paso experience. All that and more!

Nov 2020

1 hr 10 min

Phil, Mikka, and Christian finally gather the strength to talk about El Paso Locomotive's defeat on penalties to Phoenix Rising in the Western Conference Final. Then it's a small chat on the Final, the cancellation of the League 1 Final, and Locomotive's snubs in the end of season awards.

Oct 2020

1 hr 43 min

Phil, Austin, Mikka and Christian are still recovering from El Paso Locomotive's win on penalties over New Mexico United who pushed Locomotive to the brink. An intense match which featured Dylan Mares' stunning strike and a tactical battle and has lead to Locomotive's matchup with Phoenix Rising as they look to make it to their first USL Final.

Oct 2020

1 hr 37 min

Phil, Mikka, and Christian get their blood pressures back under control and talk about El Paso Locomotive's win over FC Tulsa in the USL Championship Playoffs. A wild match, a brace for a Bravo, redemption for Logan Ketterer, and a look ahead to a playoff Derby del Camino Real!

Oct 2020

1 hr 41 min

Phil, Mikka and Christian get together to talk fast food hamburgers, the USL's response to San Diego Loyal, El Paso's solid win to close out the regular season over Real Monarchs and Locomotive's chances against FC Tulsa in the first round of the playoffs. Dark Horse baby

Oct 2020

1 hr 24 min

Phil, Mikka and Christian talk the infuriating 0-0 draw between El Paso Locomotive and New Mexico United in the USL Championship. Missed chances, a big injury, and a disruptive NMU approach made for a frustrating evening. Then they look ahead to hopefully clinching in Colorado.

Sep 2020

1 hr 31 min

Phil, Mikka, Christian, and Austin team up and talk about kit selection for matchday, Kiesewetter's relegation to USL League 1, El Paso Locomotive's 5th straight win in the USL Championship, the Derby against New Mexico United. We also have one of the funniest moments in the show's history.

Sep 2020

1 hr 47 min

Phil, Mikka and Christian are talking about the win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks in the USL Championship which, along with a loss from upcoming opponents Real Monarchs, sent Locomotive back to the playoffs for the 2nd year running. Then it's a preview of the Monarchs match and schadenfreude for David Ochoa.

Sep 2020

1 hr 19 min

Phil, Christian and Mikka talk about El Paso Locomotive's third straight dramatic USL Championship win, this time over San Antonio FC. The performance of the team, the breaking up of the play by SAFC and the ultimate poetic justice are all discussed. Then they look ahead to Colorado Springs Switchbacks visit to Southwest University Park on Wednesday.

Sep 2020

1 hr 6 min

Phil, Mikka, and Christian get together to talk about the win over New Mexico United, the madness that followed, and look ahead to a new-look SAFC. Stay classy, El Paso!

Sep 2020

1 hr 47 min

Phil, Christian, Mikka and Austin have a lot to talk about. From the English Community Shield to the Jose Mourinho puff piece, to Locomotive's win over Monarchs, to midfield Bryam Rebellon, to USL Championship cancellations, to a preview of the match against United. Yeah it's a long one. Shrug emoji.

Sep 2020

2 hr 13 min

Phil, Mikka and Christian get into big discussions about the Europa and Champions League Finals, spend some time on the draw in Colorado Springs, Mikka does some math on an El Paso Locomotive purchase of Lionel Messi, and this weekend fans return to the SWUP in the USL Championship.

Aug 2020

1 hr 39 min

Phil and Mikka return to talk some Champions League before moving on to El Paso Locomotive's recent transfers, and a very good result on the road against Real Monarchs. Ross' goal, Gomez's output, Chapa's form and a clean sheet all make the topic list. Then it's onto a bit of scoop (?) and a preview of the game in Colorado on Saturday.

Aug 2020

1 hr 22 min

Phil, Mikka, Christian, and Austin sit down with El Paso Locomotive boss Mark Lowry and talk everything from the recent roster moves to the last couple matches to the intricacies of a midfield diamond.

Aug 2020

1 hr 16 min

Phil, Mikka, and Christian are back to talk about El Paso Locomotive's loss to Phoenix that looked decent on paper but was rough in practice. Also a chat on the newest addition, some transfer protocol discussion, and finally a look ahead to a matchup on Saturday with Colorado Springs Switchbacks

Aug 2020

1 hr 30 min

Phil and Mikka try to avoid talking about El Paso Locomotive's loss to New Mexico, so they meander through the European Leagues, Alexy Bosetti's return to France and then eventually talk USL Championship. Then there's the small issue of Phoenix Rising this weekend...

Jul 2020

1 hr 39 min

Phil, Mikka, Christian and Austin are back to discuss the tough 2-2 draw against New Mexico United in the USL Championship, questionable referees, their possible new tenants, answer listener questions and preview round 2 against NMU.

Jul 2020

1 hr 51 min

Phil, Christian and Mikka are back to review El Paso Locomotive's win in the USL Championship's first game since the suspension of play against RGV FC. There are discussions over team selection, a tough first half, a much better second and a goal that any team would be proud of. The crew also previews New Mexico United coming to town and sees what could come of the derby.

Jul 2020

1 hr 34 min

Phil, Christian, Mikka, and Austin are back in the virtual studio to preview the re-starting USL season. The crew discuss Locomotive's reversal of the decision on fans in the stands, their addition of Eder Borelli, and the matchup against an almost completely new-look RGV.

Jul 2020

1 hr 19 min

Phil, Christian, Mikka, and Austin get back to business and talk the USL's return, the tough aspects of sports now, Locomotive's group and the departure of Alexy Bosetti

Jul 2020

1 hr 13 min

Christian has his Spiderman meme moment with PRO referee Chris Canales and Phil, Mikka and Austin are there to ask him about life as a referee, USL Championship, the mentality and the preparation that goes into refereeing. Then the crew talks the returning Bundesliga with teams and matches to tune into

May 2020

1 hr 29 min

Phil, Mikka, and Christian sit down to discuss what's going on, both personally and in the USL world during these rough times. eSports, books, content of all sorts are discussed to help you through the isolation. Stay home, stay safe, stay Loco!

Apr 2020

1 hr 20 min

Phil and Christian sit down with "Player TBA" himself, Dylan Mares and talk about his journey through the lower leagues of American soccer to El Paso and Locomotive in the USL Championship.

Mar 2020

32 min 20 sec

Phil and Christian recap what will likely prove to be a valuable point, take a look ahead to Timbers 2 and comment on Kiesewetter, and looming potential issues among sports worldwide.

Mar 2020

1 hr 18 min

Phil, Mikka, and Austin get together because it is finally Locomotive matchweek again! Preview of the OC match, a tough match away to really test this squad from the first minute.

Mar 2020

1 hr 19 min