TAMPA, Fla. – The USL Championship announced today the game between New Mexico United and Phoenix Rising FC scheduled for Saturday, August 8 would be played at Phoenix’s Casino Arizona Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET.
The contest between the two Southwestern rivals was originally set to be held at the University of New Mexico Soccer Complex. Due to the fluid nature of COVID-19 restrictions across the country, prior to the resumption of the season this month the USL Championship provided provisions in the 2020 season competition structure to allow for teams to play more away matches or more home matches, as necessary, in order to stay in compliance with public health guidelines in their respective markets.
“New Mexico United is going to do everything we can to provide a sense of relief and normalcy for New Mexicans by playing the beautiful game of soccer,” said Peter Trevisani, Owner and CEO of New Mexico United. “We have a commitment to New Mexicans to return to safe play this year and bring a cup back to our state.”