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Locomotive welcomes defender Nick Hinds to 2022 crew

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso Locomotive FC officials announced on Tuesday morning that the club has signed defenseman Nick Hinds for the 2022 USL Championship season, pending league and state approval.

“Nick Hinds is a player I’ve worked with in Seattle before,” El Paso Locomotive head coach and technical director John Hutchinson said. “He is a technical footballer who can cover any position on the left side. He has ability in wide areas, which is what we were looking for. We are delighted to have Nick on our list.

Hinds played in the 2021 USL Championship season with Austin Bold FC while on loan from MLS Club Nashville SC. At Austin, the Jamaican defender was a left stalwart for the Bold, making 25 appearances while registering one goal and one assist.

Prior to his move to Austin Bold FC, Hinds played at the Seattle Sounders FC Academy, before playing collegiate with the University of Akron Zips in Ohio. Hinds enjoyed tremendous success with the Zips, reaching back-to-back conference championships while recording 11 goals in 44 appearances.

Following his college career, Hinds joined the Sounders, where he played for Tacoma Defiance, making 68 total appearances while recording one goal.

El Paso Locomotive FC’s roster as it currently stands for the 2022 USL Championship season is below, listed alphabetically by position:

GOALKEEPERS (1): Philipp Beigl

DEFENDERS (6): Matt Bahner, Eder Borelli, Andrew Fox, Nick Hinds, Martín Payares, Yuma

MIDFIELDERS (7): Eric Calvillo, Chapa Herrera, Diego Luna, Dylan Mares, Richie Ryan, Emmanuel Sonupé, Sebástian Velásquez

FORWARDS (3): Aaron Gomez, Luis Solignac, Ricardo Zacarias

Club officials remind fans that El Paso Locomotive FC enters its fourth USL Championship season against Sacramento Republic on the road on March 12 and will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

The Locos return to Southwest University Park a week later, March 19, for their 2022 season opener against New Mexico United.

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