As we gear up for Somos Saturday, we thought we’d drop some facts about why this is going to be the best Saturday event in the state of New Mexico.
Somos Saturday will feature an extremely crucial game in New Mexico United’s history. Throughout this season, Phoenix Rising has been on fire - breaking the USL’s win streak record by winning 20 games in a row - double what the record was until Fresno put an end to their wins last week. There is one team in particular that they haven’t beaten yet. If you guessed NM United, then you would be correct! The last time we met in a regular-season matchup, both teams walked away with a point with the game ending in a draw. Flash forward to our US Open Cup run when we found victory against Phoenix in penalty kicks.
Saturday will be instrumental as we continue to make a run for the playoffs. We are looking to ‘blackout’ The Lab, and remind Phoenix of what a formidable opponent we are. You and 15,000 of your closest friends are encouraged to wear your black gear and become a daunting, United wall of black. Bring out your inner warrior!
Need to stock up on black United merch? Swing by our team shop in Nob Hill at 3500 Central Ave, on the corner of Central and Carlisle or pick up some merch at the stadium on Saturday!
After catching a thrilling match and cheering on the home side, catch a free shuttle downtown just in time to catch this year’s SOMOS ABQ headliner, and check out the Meow Wolf Outer Party taking place at the Albuquerque Convention Center. You might even see a player or two.
The shuttle will pick up fans from the city bus stop located on University just north of Avenida Cesar Chavez, and will then drop everyone off at the SOMOS ABQ stop on Tijeras, between 3rd and 4th avenue - right in the middle of all the action. Now, that’s some VIP treatment.
From the beginning, finding a way to pair art and sport has been an important mission for our team. From our partnership with Meow Wolf to the impressive tifos created by our fans to our artist series of merchandise.
Joining together with SOMOS ABQ is one more way that we are able to marry art and sport in New Mexico. Enjoy the best of both worlds.
For those of you who are intent on collecting every piece of NM United gear, you’ll want to get your hands on the limited-edition New Mexico United x SOMOS ABQ t-shirt. Although we can’t reveal the design just yet, if you love the sound of this shirt, just wait until you see it!
Our mission has always been about unifying our New Mexico community and shining a light on the positive things being created in our state. SOMOS ABQ is all about illuminating the brilliance and beauty of our community.
Rather than compete with SOMOS ABQ, we all saw the opportunity to work together to provide our fellow New Mexicans with a full day of art and sport, fun and futbol, electronica and electricity. This is your opportunity to come together with like-minded people who have the same focus and the same awesome intentions in our community. Let’s turn up the volume on all the great things about this place we call home! Somos Unidos.