ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former Lobos are adjusting to life in the professional ranks
The spring season for the University of New Mexico men’s and women’s soccer teams will include a doubleheader at Taos Eco Park on April 13.
Both Lobo teams will face Denver on the park’s FIFA 2 Star certified field.
Other men’s soccer teams scheduled to play are Air Force, Fort Lewis, Adams State, Trinidad JC, New Mexico Tech, FC Denver, Española Cobras, New Mexico Rush Soccer, Taos Rush Soccer and Rio Soccer Club.
Other women’s teams are New Mexico State, Eastern New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands, Denver, Air Force, Adams State, New Mexico Rush Soccer, Taos Rush Soccer and Rio Soccer Club.
MLS: Former Lobos Lance Rozeboom, Blake Smith and Devon Sandoval are busy with their MLS teams.
Sandoval, an All-America forward, scored a goal for Real Salt Lake against New England in an exhibition on Wednesday.
On the team’s website, Real Salt Lake GM Garth Lagerwey said Sandoval “is comfortable playing with his back to goal and those kinds of players are very difficult to find domestically.”
Smith, a midfielder for the Montreal Impact, said on the team website he is adjusting to the speed of the MLS game and is gaining confidence as he goes through camp.
Rozeboom, whose rookie year was cut short by a knee injury in 2012, is vying for a starting midfielder spot with D.C. United this spring.
OH, CANADA: Lobo Ben McKendry and his Canada U-20 team have a critical game today against Nicaragua in Puebla, Mexico. The Canadians are playing for one of four berths to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey on June 21-July 13.
FUNDRAISER: The Lobos will hold a team fundraising event Sunday, featuring former Gov. Gary Johnson, who will talk about his climb up Mount Everest.
The event is at Hotel Albuquerque, beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Dom Romero at email@example.com or 505-205-7809.
— This article appeared on page D4 of the Albuquerque Journal