Since USL Championship’s return, New Mexico United has been a group of road warriors.
On Saturday night, the condensed league schedule, which has been all road games for United, takes them east, to Oklahoma City. New Mexico, the Group C leader – 2-1-1 overall and 2-0-1 since the season restart three weeks ago – visits Group D’s new-look OKC Energy (1-1-2), with kickoff at 6 p.m.
The teams met in the preseason in Tucson.
“They’ve upgraded their personnel (from last year) in a lot of different ways,” United coach Troy Lesesne said. “Maybe their inconsistent results are due to them starting to gel that group together. You can start to see their identity forming. They’ve gotten better each week. And it’s a difficult place to play.”