The New Mexico United returned home for the first time in a month, but the lovefest hasn’t ended yet.
More than 13,000 people showed up Wednesday at Isotopes Park for a USL match against the Oklahoma City Energy, but a late goal allowed the visitors to leave with a 1-all tie. Despite the tie, the United have not lost their last six matches (four wins and two ties).
The United took the lead late in the first half when Devon Sandoval scored when he redirected Justin Schmidt’s header toward the net after he took a corner kick by Chris Wehan in the 43rd minute.
It held up for the next 30 minutes before the Energy finally found the equalizer when Deshorn Brown scored from the left side of the goal, slipping his shot into the lower right past New Mexico goalkeeper Cody Mizell.
The United play another home match Saturday against the Sacramento Republic FC, with first touch at 7:30 p.m.