Game Preview: Runners vs Bombers

by Andres Trujillo

Rio Rancho, NM (February 1, 2020) – The New Mexico Runners (4-3) return home from a two week bye on Saturday February 1st to play host to the Amarillo Bombers (3-4) at the Santa Ana Star Center. This will be the first time ever both of these teams will have faced each other as the Bombers are new to the league this season.

New Mexico’s last game played was back on January 12th in Wichita where they lost to the Wings 9-3. The road trip was long and the season hit the midway point, but the Runners have rested and rejuvenated over the 2 week break with a focus on taking down the Bombers.

Well Rested: The two week break for the Runners has been instrumental in regrouping as Saturday night’s game is critical to maintain a bid for post season play. If New Mexico defeats the Bombers, they maintain a strong 3rd spot in league standings.

Showtime at Home: The Runners are undefeated at home winning all 3 home games this season. On Saturday night, New Mexico looks to make it four in a row.


Diffusing the Situation: New Mexico will have to play a game at their own pace on Saturday night. Amarillo is known to play run and gun soccer, but with a calm and collected Runners midfield there won’t be any issues. Expect a rugby style game with both teams being aggressive and flying to the ball.

Saturday night is Educators Appreciation and STEM night presented by the Rio Rancho Education Foundation. Teachers, school admins, and faculty get in free will a valid school ID or badge shown at the box office. The Runners want to thank our educators for a wonderful job they do for our future leaders.  

The New Mexico Runners host the Amarillo Bombers at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM on Saturday February 1st with a 5 PM MT kick off. Doors open at 4 PM and special ticket discounts for the game are at $9 per ticket only redeemable at the box office.

The New Mexico Runners are New Mexico’s professional arena soccer team based in Rio Rancho, NM and current members of Major Arena Soccer League 2 (MASL2). The Runners play their home games at Santa Ana Star Center and season 2 season tickets are on sale NOW by calling 505.663.7RUN (7786). For more information on the Runners, visit as well as LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE on social media at @nmrunners.