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United's photographer new to soccer

Brandon Ortega
Updated: October 07, 2020 09:26 PM
Created: October 07, 2020 04:48 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Marcos travers is no stranger to sports. He played baseball at Cleveland High School, and then a year in college

Before New Mexico United came around, Travers didn't know much about soccer.


"I never played a day of soccer in my life, and our home opener last year was my first game I ever experienced," he said. "Unbelievable, I've never really experienced anything like that in Albuquerque."

After college, Travers got into shooting video and photography.

For the last three months, he's the only person traveling on the road with United.

"It's important that I'm there to capture these moments, you know," he said. "I think it's important for the community, it's important for the organization itself."

Travers has stayed in the team bubble-- just like the players and coaches.

When they return from road trips, he quarantines at home until the next match.

"We go out and get tested every single time we come back," he said. "It's a small sacrifice I'm willing to make, everyone has to make them."

Travers will join United this weekend to open the playoffs with San Antonio FC.

The game begins at 7 p.m.

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