United heads south to continue Rio Grande Derby

United heads south to continue Rio Grande Derby

After a big win in the USL restart, everyone was looking forward to the next match for United (1-1-0). Instead, we get to watch them play in the sand trap down in El Paso. In what is supposed to be one of the biggest rivalries in the West, the Rio Grande Derby has to this point been nothing more than a backyard scuffle with the neighborhood ‘tough’.

Sure, there have been a lot of yellows and a couple reds (C’mon, let’s be honest, they probably shouldn’t have been.). Sure, one side hasn’t won a meeting yet. But we still called United vs El Paso Locomotive FC (1-0-1) a rivalry. It reminds me of how MLS was trying to force the ‘rivalry’ tag on Atlanta United and Orlando City. The matches have gone heavily in favor of one side. Is that really a rivalry?

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