New Mexico United was the lone Group C team without a Wednesday night match on this week’s USL Championship schedule. It was an eventful 24 hours for United nonetheless.
Without lacing up its soccer shoes, United clinched a playoff berth, slipped out of first place and officially learned it would not play a single regular-season match in its home state in 2020.
NMU announced Thursday its final three matches, all previously scheduled for Albuquerque, will instead be played on the road because of the New Mexico’s coronavirus restrictions. Team president/CEO Peter Trevisani said hosting a potential playoff match in Albuquerque remains a possibility, but United must first win its group and secure a suitable venue for that to happen.
For the time being, Trevisani is glad to know his road-warrior club will be part of the postseason.