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By New Mexico United Staff, 05/27/21, 2:00PM MDT


United Academy will take on eight teams in USL Academy Southwest Division

(May 27, 2021)  Albuquerque, NM - The New Mexico United Academy and the United Soccer League are excited to announce the team’s 2021 regular season schedule. United Academy will play in the Southwest Conference alongside eight other Academy teams from across the region. United will be joined by El Paso Locomotive SC, FC Tucson, Orange County SC, Phoenix Rising FC, San Diego Loyal, San Francisco Glens, and Ventura County Fusion.

“We are thrilled to officially kick off our Academy season,” said New Mexico United Academy Head Coach Paul Leese. “These boys have been proudly representing New Mexico in the preseason against strong opponents, and will continue to proudly wear the badge as we make our way into official competition.”

  • June 7th vs FC Tucson, 10:00 AM
  • July 4th @ El Paso, 10:00 AM

  • July 25th vs El Paso, 10:00 AM

  • August 27th @ FC Tucson, 7:00 PM

  • August 29th @ Phoenix Rising, 7:00 PM

  • 9/17 vs Orange County SC*, TBD

  • 9/19 vs San Diego Loyal*, TBD

  • 10/15 @ San Diego Loyal, 3:30 PM

  • 10/17 @ Orange County SC, 11:00 AM


* Match to be played at a neutral location (Tucson)



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.

About USL

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.

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