New Mexico United is excited to welcome back club legend and MLS champion Cody Mizell on a short-term loan from Major League Soccer’s New York City FC. Mizell is United’s all-time leader in goalkeeper appearances (56), goalkeeper minutes (5,190), saves (124), and clean sheets (11). He helped lead United to playoff appearances in their first two seasons, and to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2019 – a tournament that saw him make key saves to win two penalty shoot-outs.
“We are excited to have Cody back with us for a few games,” said United Head Coach/Technical Director Zach Prince. “This is a very unique circumstance. I am very mindful of the players we bring into our club. He is a player that I have worked with in the past and that has played for us. This experience means that he has a genuine care for our club, and knows the responsibility that we have to our community.”
After the 2020 season, Mizell joined NYCFC, but has not yet featured in a match for the club. Mizell will be available for United’s match this Saturday against Phoenix Rising FC, and can be recalled by his parent club at any point.
Mizell joins two fantastic goalkeepers on United’s roster in Alex Tambakis and Ford Parker. Tambakis is currently tied for second in the Western Conference in clean sheets, and has led New Mexico to an unbeaten start to the season. Parker recently recorded his first start for United – leading them to a 5-0 victory over Las Vegas Legends in the U.S. Open Cup Second Round. Tambakis is currently listed as inactive with a lower body injury.