Category Archives: The Opening Drive

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: 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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Gareth Bale looks for a fresh start at as golden stay in Madrid  turns sour

Gareth Bale looks for a fresh start at as golden stay in Madrid turns sour

Since Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for a then world record fee in 2013, only Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have scored more goals for Los Blancos. By every tangible metric, the Welshman’s stay in the Spanish capital was a success; four Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey, as well…

LeBron James sets records with 16th All-NBA team selection

LeBron James sets records with 16th All-NBA team selection

For LeBron James, breaking NBA records has become a habit. And on Wednesday, he broke yet another, becoming the player selected to the most All-NBA teams when it was announced he was selected to his 16th in his 17-year career. The Los Angeles Lakers star moved past Hall of Famers Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and…

Borussia Dortmund. The football factory where superstars are made

Borussia Dortmund. The football factory where superstars are made

There must be magic in the water at Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga club has gained a reputation of finding and fostering world-class talent; taking young players with potential and developing them into world beaters. Its record speaks for itself. The likes of Christian Pulisic and Ousmane Dembélé have all, at different stages, walked through Dortmund’s…

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