With More Away Games than Home Games, Soccer Team to Play ‘Unbalanced’ Schedule in 2020
(July 27, 2020) Albuquerque, NM - Earlier this month, New Mexico United announced plans to postpone its first home match against Real Monarchs SLC to later in the season, with hopes to host home matches towards the end of the season. Today, the team has announced plans to play its regularly scheduled match on August 8 against Phoenix Rising FC on the road - officially entering an unbalanced schedule.
Due to the fluid nature of COVID-19 restrictions across the country, the USL Championship provided provisions in the 2020 season competition structure to allow for teams to play more away matches or more home matches, as necessary, in order to stay in compliance with public health guidelines in their respective markets.
“New Mexico United is going to do everything we can to provide a sense of relief and normalcy for New Mexicans by playing the beautiful game of soccer,” said Peter Trevisani, Owner and CEO of New Mexico United. “We have a commitment to New Mexicans to return to safe play this year and bring a cup back to our state.”
Kick-off for New Mexico United at Phoenix Rising FC on August 8 is slated for 7:30 pm MST (Arizona)/ 8:30 pm MDT (New Mexico). Updated schedule graphic is below:
About New Mexico United
New Mexico United, the state’s first professional soccer franchise, brings the most popular sport in the world home to the Land of Enchantment. Fueled by a passion for community, New Mexico United’s promise is to provide a platform that brings New Mexicans together for a unique sporting experience, celebrating the unity and excitement inherent in world-class soccer.
The USL is one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million and fueling the growth of the game across North America. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications, and sponsorship. The USL has a national media partnership with ESPN, wherein all league matches are broadcast on ESPN+, ESPN3 and across linear channels. The league also operates USL Productions, which includes a state-of-the-art facility that produces and distributes more than 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates and international markets throughout the 2018 season.