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Winner of The Voice Season 15 Chevel Shepherd to Sing National Anthem

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (April 29, 2019) New Mexico United has announced the professional soccer team’s Cinco de Mayo plans for match day festivities, in conjunction with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (AHCC).

Winner of The Voice Season 15 and Farmington-native, Chevel Shepherd, has signed on to sing the National Anthem for the match. Along with Shepherd, singer Jessica Renee Rojas will perform traditional Spanish-language songs on the soccer pitch to celebrate the holiday. Additionally, the AHCC plans to have a fan-festival with local musical acts during the hours prior to the match for tailgaters gearing up for the game. The fan festival will begin at 12 noon in the UNM Football Stadium East parking lot.

“Cinco De Mayo has a long-standing history of celebrating pride,” said New Mexico United Owner Peter Trevisani. “The New Mexico United game at Isotopes Park, starting at 5:05 PM, on 5/05 in the 505, is the perfect place to throw a fiesta for the entire state of New Mexico.”  

New Mexico United will be giving away five thousand flags on a first-come, first served basis, featuring their shield as a special Calavera skull, designed by United fan and Curse NM supporters’ group member Amanda Telles (see photo below).  

“We are excited to partner with New Mexico United to promote their Cinco de Mayo game and further enhance their relationship with the community in Albuquerque and New Mexico,” said AHCC President & CEO Ernie C’De Baca.

New Mexico United’s Cinco de Mayo match takes place on May 5, with doors opening at 3:30 pm and kickoff at 5:05 pm. Because there is a high likelihood that the match will sell out, the team suggests that fans arrive early to avoid long security and box office lines, as all must undergo a metal detector and wanding safety process before entering Isotopes Park.

Tickets to New Mexico United matches at Isotopes Park are on available online now at


About New Mexico United

New Mexico United, the state’s first professional soccer franchise, brings the most popular sport in the world home to the Land of Enchantment. Fueled by a passion for community, New Mexico United’s promise is to provide a platform that brings New Mexicans together for a unique sporting experience, celebrating the unity and excitement inherent in world-class soccer.  The New Mexico United inaugural season kicks off on March 9, 2019, at Isotopes Park.

About Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1975 by 14 members of the Hispanic business community, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of

Commerce (AHCC) is an organization focused on improving education and economic development opportunities in Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico. Currently, the AHCC is a community of approximately 1,200 business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals committed to scaling small businesses and empowering individuals through economic growth and wealth creation. The AHCC is the largest  Hispanic chamber in the country and the largest chamber of commerce in New Mexico.

About USL

The USL is one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million and fueling the growth of the game across North America. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications, and sponsorship. The USL has a national media partnership with ESPN, wherein all league matches are broadcast on ESPN+, ESPN3 and across linear channels. The league also operates USL Productions, which includes a state-of-the-art facility that produces and distributes more than 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates and international markets throughout the 2018 season.

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