In the most expansive season to date in the nine-year existence of the USL Championship, the 2019 campaign has featured a balanced 34-match schedule for the first time in the league’s nascent history.
For New Mexico United, whether its inaugural campaign is ultimately judged a success or failure on the pitch will crystallize in the final two matches of a demanding season.
The first of those two, a home game against the woeful Tacoma Defiance (7-19-6) at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at Isotopes Park, will prove decisive in whether United (10-10-12) go into its final match still in control of its playoff fate or reliant on others to keep it adrift. Anything less than a victory will galvanize scoreboard watching in earnest and make New Mexico’s final game the decider.
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