NM United battles Phoenix FC in 2nd round of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

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New Mexico United and Phoenix Rising FC went an entire half before getting on the scoreboard. Phoenix Rising got on the board first after a take down of one of their players in the box lead to a penalty kick in the 62nd minute.

Junior Flemmings fired a rocket past United goalie Cody Mizell for a 1-nil advantage. In the 78th minute Josh Suggs sent a kick across the field that landed in the path of Devon Sandoval who was at the right place at the right time.

His header into the net made it a 1 all match. The match would go into overtime. In the 94th minute New Mexico United forward Santi Moar took a shot at the net from far away and found nothing but the back of it to give his team a 2-1 advantage.

Phoenix answered in the 100th minute when forward Adam Jahn got ahead of the pack and pushed the ball past Mizell to level the match at 2 all.

In the end, the match ended with United on top taking the win on penalty kicks 4 to 3.

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