El Paso Locomotive FC and Omar Salgado can lock up a top-six finish - and leave a pathway into the playoffs for New Mexico United - with victory against the LA Galaxy II on Saturday night. | Photo courtesy Ivan Pierre Aguirre / El Paso Locomotive FC
El Paso Locomotive FC and Austin Bold FC became the first two first-year clubs to earn places in the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs during midweek action, and they could be joined by two more sides in their inaugural campaigns as we enter the final weekend of the regular season.
One of those has its destiny in its hands, however, while the other needs help from elsewhere in what is set to be a fascinating slate of 17 contests over the next three days.
Eliminated: Portland Timbers 2, Rio Grande Valley FC, OKC Energy FC, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Tacoma Defiance, Tulsa Roughnecks FC
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