NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico United will return to the pitch on Saturday when they host the Real Monarchs. New Mexico is in sixth place in the Western Conference Mountain Division, just four points off fourth place and one playoff spot. With only 10 regular season games left, now is the time to string together a few wins to reach the playoffs.
New Mexico knows this has to happen, but chooses not to make it the primary focus. “If you word things the way we have to or have to do it, it puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on anyone,” said midfielder Daniel Bruce. “We want to win every game we play. Of course, there is pressure to finish the season well. We welcome that. This is something we want.
Saturday’s game between New Mexico United and the Real Monarchs kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Isotopes Park.
In other sports news, they are double-digit underdogs ready to play in a hostile environment. The UNM Lobos football team is considering playing nationally ranked Texas A&M as an opportunity.
“We are up against a great opponent who is one of the best football teams in the country and one of the most difficult environments to play,” said Lobos head coach Danny Gonzales. “That’s great. That’s why you’re doing this. These are the games we want to play and compete.” Both teams hope to reach 3-0 this season. The Lobos are 4-0 since the season. last.
Texas A&M have won 11 straight games since last season. If they score a twelfth victory, it will be the program’s longest winning streak in 29 years. The Lobos would love nothing more than to deny the Aggies and shock the college football world along the way. “We’re doing a lot better than last year for sure,” said Lobos defensive lineman Joey Noble. “We just have to keep playing our game, all over the ball, with bad intentions and just keep them out of the end zone. So, we will bring it.
The State of New Mexico hopes to secure its first victory of the season on Saturday. The Aggies welcome the State of South Carolina, an FCS team that Aggies head coach Doug Martin says is very talented, especially as a linebacker. “You can watch the Clemson game and see them come out of blocks against Clemson, tackle and run step by step with Clemson, who we all know has athletes,” said Martin. “We won’t have any talent advantage. I know everyone thinks FCS, FBS. We don’t have a talent advantage over the state of South Carolina. They are as good or better than us in terms of talent. So, it’s going to be a task.
Saturday’s game at Las Cruces starts at 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys will be looking for their first win of the season on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Cowboys have lost their top passer, Demarcus Lawrence, to a broken foot and will face Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert without him.
New Mexico Ice Wolves is having its best start in franchise history. The Ice Wolves are 3-0 after beating Minot Minotauros 3-1. The Ice Wolves return to the ice for another road game on Saturday. Their first home game is scheduled for October 15 at the Outpost Arena.
The New Mexico Runners Arena football team is holding open trials Saturday and Sunday at the Rio Rancho Events Center. Trials on Saturday start at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. Interested players will have to pay a registration fee of $ 50.