ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The top scorer from the inaugural season for New Mexico United has returned to the team. Talented Jamaican forward Kevaughn Frater is back for a second run.

Frater, who spent the last three seasons playing in India and Israel, said New Mexico never stopped feeling like home. “Just being here it was like, you know, it was like home,” said Frater. “So, you always want to feel like you’re at home, you’re hungry, you’re ready for more. I had some of my best moments in my career here. I know the fans love me a lot. I love the fans too and I love this club and I love all the culture that they have.”

Frater scored 17 goals for New Mexico in 2019 and helped the team make a deep run in the U.S. Open Cup. Frater still has the highest scoring rate in New Mexico United history at 0.5 per match. New Mexico United is back on the pitch Sunday at the home of the L.A. Galaxy II.


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