This is a recent mural for the New Mexico United Soccer Team that formed in 2018, and played their first match on March 9, 2019, which ended in a 1 – 1 draw against Fesno FC . New Mexico United formed after The University of New Mexico cut many of their sports programs, including the soccer team, because of various scandals and money issues caused by the UNM basketball and football programs. Go figure why UNM chose to punish other sports for the sins of the football and basketball programs, but that gives you a clue about The Curse New Mexico flag in the mural. The Curse New Mexico is the official supporters group of New Mexico United. “The curse of New Mexico” comes from “The curse of Lew Wallace”, the first governor of New Mexico, Civil War hero and author of “Ben-Hur”, who wrote to his wife in Indiana shortly after arriving in New Mexico that “All calculations based on our experiences elsewhere fail in New Mexico.”
United New Mexico is currently 10th overall in the 2019 Western Conference Standings.