New Mexico United capped off a perfect season in Utah by the narrowest of margins Wednesday night.
Joris Ahlinvi headed home the decisive tally in the 59th minute as United escaped Zions Bank Stadium with a 1-0 victory over Real Monarchs. It was NMU’s fourth win in as many tries against the Monarchs this season with all four matches played in Sandy, Utah.
United (8-4-3) increased its point total to 27 and inched closer to first-place El Paso (8-2-5) in the USL Championship Group C race. El Paso Locomotive FC has 29 points but missed a chance to clinch first place Wednesday, playing to a scoreless draw at Colorado Springs.