Category Archives: The Opening Drive

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: 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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France rugby legend Christophe Dominici dies aged 48

France rugby legend Christophe Dominici dies aged 48

France rugby legend Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48, according to his former club Stade Francais. “It is with immense sadness and deep sorrow that the Stade Francais Paris learns of the passing of Christophe Dominici,” read the statement, released on Tuesday. “During the 11 years spent under our colors, Christophe has,…

Haley Moore overcomes bullying to become LPGA professional

Haley Moore overcomes bullying to become LPGA professional

Haley Moore used to be “so afraid” of going to school given the bullying was so relentless. At its lowest point, her backpack and favored Justin Bieber hardpack were ruined after they were dowsed in water by bullies picking on her because of her size. But refusing to be downtrodden and using golf as an…

Pope Francis meets with NBA players to discuss social injustice

Five NBA players visited the Vatican on Monday to discuss social and economic injustice with Pope Francis. According to the NBPA — the league’s players association — the meeting took place in the papal library of the Apostolic Palace where the players spoke about their efforts to address inequality in their communities. The players present…

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