(ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico) New Mexico United now sits alone atop the USL Championship Western Conference standings, as they defeated San Antonio FC, 3:0 at Isotopes Park. Devon Sandoval drew first blood, and Chris Wehan added a brace as United roared to victory in front of 15,023 fans.
Just 3 of San Antonio’s 14 shots were on target, and New Mexico United Goalkeeper, Cody Mizell, handled each one with confidence. United’s attack was significantly more potent, as they put half of their 12 shots on goal.
Sandoval opened the scoring in the 9th minute, when a beautiful Kevaughn Frater cross landed right at his feet. In the 59th minute, Wehan notched his first, as Santi Moar found him streaking. He would add his second in the 63rd minute, this time off of Frater’s second assist on the night.
San Antonio FC earned the slight edge in possession but could not break through the stalwart United defense.
Up next for New Mexico United is a road match, next Saturday, against rivals El Paso Locomotive FC
Man of the Match: Chris Wehan
Wehan joins Santi Moar and Kevaughn Frater in the “multiple goals scored in a game” club. He added 2 strong tackles and an above 50% passing rating in the opponent’s half, to two stunning goals.
NM – Devon Sandoval (9); Chris Wehan (59, 63)
NM – Guzman (Caution, 94)
SA – Hernandez (Caution, 47); Ackon (Caution, 86)
NM: Shots: 12, Shots on Goal: 6, Saves: 3, Fouls: 16, Corner Kicks: 3, Offside: 5.
POR: Shots: 14, Shots on Goal: 3, Saves: 3, Fouls: 13, Corner Kicks: 2, Offside: 1.