After a promising string of consecutive 3-1 victories recently lifted New Mexico United back into postseason contention, Reno 1868 FC provided the expansion club a glimpse of what that scoreline looks like on the other side.
In front of an announced crowd of 10,518 at Isotopes Park on a mild, breezy Friday evening, United (10-9-10) was denied the first three-match winning streak of its brief existence. New Mexico – at least for the moment – hangs onto its 8th place standing in the Western Conference table with the loss.
NMU head coach and technical director Troy Lesesne noted that the margin of error for his club is becoming slimmer as the season dwindles into its final weeks.
“We’re unfortunately seeing the negative side of that margin of error, but that’s where we are in the season,” Lesesne said after the match. “As (we) come into September and October and you’re trying to make a playoff run, you have to be on the positive side of that.”