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United Soccer League and New Mexico United Announce 2021 Season Format and Start Dates

January 21, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - New Mexico United News Release

TAMPA, Fla. - The USL Championship announced on Thursday following the league's Board of Governors meeting that the 2021 regular season will begin on or about May 1, see the teams split into four divisions, and will contain a 32-game slate running across 27 weeks through the end of October with playoffs scheduled for November.

"We are so excited to get the 2021 season underway," said New Mexico United Owner/CEO Peter Trevisani. "This club is ready to represent our state on the pitch and battle to bring a cup home to New Mexico."

In voting for a flexible start date, the Governors have approved for clubs to begin play anywhere between April 24th and May 15th. Further announcements on scheduling, divisional alignment and playoff structure will be made in the coming months and the league will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 crises in the event that alterations to the format need to be made.

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