Peter Trevisani kept his poker face on as long as he could.
The majority owner of New Mexico United, the state’s second-year professional soccer club, took to Zoom on Thursday to deliver the news that his fellow owners on the Board of Governors of the USL Championship league had voted in favor of restarting the 2020 season July 11.
“All I said was we had a very important all-staff meeting at 12:15 today — players and coaches and staff, everybody,” said Trevisani. “I didn’t let on to anybody about (the decision). … When they heard the news, there was just a collective uproar and cheers and seeing the players pumping their fists, staff pumping their fists and the coaches giving these long-distance high fives, yeah. It was pretty amazing.”