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Man on the Pitch: A United Performance

Man on the Pitch: A United Performance

By J.J. Buck – New Mexico United will travel to the west Texas town of El Paso for the sixth time this calendar year to play for a spot in the Western Conference Finals. “I’m happy it’s them. We get to settle the score. I’m happy it’s at their place,” United forward Devon Sandoval said…MORE

Man on the Pitch: United’s Playoff Focus

By J.J. Buck New Mexico United at San Antonio F.C., Saturday – 7 p.m. If there could only be two words uttered this week around the United facility they would be consistency and principles. As New Mexico prepares for their playoff match Saturday at San Antonio, winners of Group D, they are focusing on what…MORE

Man on the Pitch: Home Away from Home

Man on the Pitch: Home Away from Home

By J.J. Buck New Mexico United at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Saturday, Kick-Off 3:30 p.m.  Saturday’s trip to Colorado Springs will be New Mexico’s 13th straight road game since the restart. The road warriors have only dropped one game in group play, September 5th at El Paso (3-2 loss). El Paso defeated Colorado Springs 2-1…MORE

Man on the Pitch: United’s Focus and Flexibility

Man on the Pitch: United’s Focus and Flexibility

By J.J. Buck New Mexico United at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC – Saturday – 6 p.m. MT You can add ‘Road Warriors’ to New Mexico’s ‘Kings of Chaos’ moniker which was bestowed upon them by El Paso Locomotive broadcaster Duke Keith. After taking nine points from three wins over the span of eight days last…MORE

Man on the Pitch: Real Monarchs Preview

Man on the Pitch: Real Monarchs Preview

By J.J. Buck New Mexico United (4-2-1) at Real Monarchs (1-3-1), kick-off Wed. 8 p.m. MT, ESPN-plus New Mexico’s 1-0 win last Saturday in Colorado Springs won’t go down as the most exciting game of the season, but it was a first. It was the first time in the clubs history they won a game…MORE

Man on the Pitch: A United Lesson

Man on the Pitch: A United Lesson

By J.J. Buck New Mexico United at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 3 p.m. Kick-off, (ESPN+, KOAT 7) A wonder touch from the head of Romeo Parkes put New Mexico on the board just five minuets into their match at Phoenix Rising last Saturday. It was a fantastic start to one of the most anticipated matches…MORE

Man on the Pitch: OKC Energy FC Preview

By J.J. Buck New Mexico United (2-1-1) at OKC Energy FC (1-1-2), Saturday, 6 p.m. mt, ESPN-plus New Mexico United steps out of group play for a trip to Oklahoma City this weekend. The Energy are coming off a 1-1 draw at home against Rio Grande Valley FC. The Toros put the pressure on right…MORE

Man on the Pitch: Locomotive FC Preview

By J.J. Buck New Mexico United at El Paso Locomotive F.C., Wednesday July 15th. Kick-off 7 p.m.  New Mexico Untied returned to play with a 2-1 victory last Saturday at Colorado Springs and it wouldn’t have been a United game without a little bit of controversy. In the 79′ Switchbacks FC forward, Austin Dewing, slid…MORE

Man on the Pitch: Switchbacks FC Preview

By J.J. Buck – New Mexico United, 0-1-0 at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 1-0-0. Kick-off 6 p.m. MT, ESPN+ Weidner Field will be the venue for New Mexico United’s first game action since March 7th. It will be the first of four games against the host Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, who are only team in…MORE

Man on the Pitch: United’s Return

By J.J. Buck – New Mexico United will take the field for the first time since March 7th this Saturday in Colorado Springs when they face Switchbacks FC. The bus ride north is a reminder that even as sports return things are far from normal. Empty stadiums await most teams, pending state decisions, as players…MORE

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Footballer Anele Ngcongca dies in a car accident aged 33

Footballer Anele Ngcongca dies in a car accident aged 33

Former South African football international Anele Ngcongca died in a car accident on Monday, according to the country’s IPSS Medical Rescue service. In a statement on its website, IPSS Medical Rescue said it responded to a single vehicle roll-over on the N2 highway near Mtunzini. “On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found…

Rugby league mourns the passing of 20-year-old Keith Titmuss

Rugby league mourns the passing of 20-year-old Keith Titmuss

Rugby league is mourning the death of promising star Keith Titmuss who one official said “had the world at his feet” after the 20-year-old died suddenly on Monday. According to his club the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Titmuss was taken ill after a training session in the Sydney suburb of Narrabeen, Australia. He was taken…

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