According to the El Paso Team Board of Directors, MLS’s Portland Timbers announced yesterday that they signed a contract with goalkeeper Logan Ketteter, who was transferred by the El Paso Locomotive Club under a short-term contract. Since arriving at USL, Ketterer has been the initiator of “Locos”.
Timbers reported on its official website that the 27-year-old Ketterer has joined the Timbers loan for the 2021 season as a semi-guaranteed contract under certain circumstances.
Locomotive coach Mark Lowry said: “For Logan, this is a huge opportunity.” “This is something we feel we have to offer him, especially since we didn’t participate in the race this weekend. This is A short-term situation that can help Logan grow into a goalkeeper so he can return to us and continue to lay the foundation for one of USL’s best defenses.”
With the departure of Ketterer, there is now a chance to replace the two goalkeepers in El Paso, former Bravos player Marco Canales and Hara who is familiar with locomotives this year. Javier Becker, the former is a Bravos player, the latter was loaned to Locos this year. He signed the contract just this season.
19-year-old Canales rented Locos from his brother Liga MX club FC Juárez. Canales graduated from the Cathedral High School in El Paso and is no stranger to the border area. He did well in the Warriors’ three-tier league a few years ago.
The 24-year-old Becker spent a lot of time in training sessions in the first two seasons after the team became familiar with the Lokos team. He was trained by Ketterer and goalkeeper coach JC Garzon, and signed a contract with the locomotive this year. Passan has played some teams in the area.
Kettler is a native of Madison, Wisconsin. He has played for Lokos in the past three seasons (2019-21), scoring 22 games, but not conceding 55 goals (both starting). In the 2019 USL championship battle, Keitel played in 32 games, 12 of which were zero, helping El Paso enter the playoffs during the inaugural season.
In the 2020 season, Keitel played 16 times and recorded 9 games. Last Saturday, Kettler played 90 minutes in the Pasadena Machine’s 1-1 draw against New Mexico United.
Ketterer was originally selected by Columbus Crew SC in the fourth round of the 2017 MLS Super Draft (71 in total), and appeared in two seasons of Columbus (2017-18), starting and playing in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt American Cup It took 120 minutes for 2018 and the Chicago fire on June 6, 2018.