by Andres Trujillo


Rio Rancho, NM (September 20, 2023) - The New Mexico Runners are gearing up for their 5th season and are looking for local talent to compete in the Major Arena Soccer League. Tryouts are set for those who are interested in a chance to secure a roster spot on New Mexico’s first Major Arena Soccer League Team in the 2023-24 season.

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the arena logistics, tryouts will be limited to Sunday September 24th, 2023. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Tryout Date: Sunday September 24th // Check-In: 10 AM, Start 11:00 AM

Interested athletes can register online.  Early bird registration online is $40 and it will be $50 the day of at the door. If you have any questions regarding the tryouts, call the Runners office at 505-663-7786. Must be 18 years or older to participate. USL soccer Hall of Fame Inductee and Head Coach Steve Famiglietta will be overseeing the tryout along with his coaching staff to find some outstanding talent in our community. 

“It’s incredible that we’re heading into season 5 of this exciting game. I look forward to seeing what talent we will find that can compete at this level." Said Famiglietta.

The fifth season for the New Mexico Runners will kick off in December and they will play all home games at the Rio Rancho Events Center. Season tickets are now on sale, starting as low as $80 for all home games and can be purchased online. New Mexico’s schedule will be released by the league within the next couple of weeks. 

Who: New Mexico Runners, New Mexico’s first Major Arena Soccer League team. 

What: Arena soccer tryouts. 

When: Sunday September 24th, 11:00 am. Check-in at 10:00 am. 

Where: Rio Rancho Events Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. 

Online tryout registration can be found here:

Tryout is open to the public and all media outlets are invited to attend to interview our head coach and potential players.

The New Mexico Runners are New Mexico’s arena soccer team based in Rio Rancho, NM and current members of Major Arena Soccer League (MASL2). The Runners play their home games at Rio Rancho Events Center and season 5 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.