United wants to get off to fast start against Real Monarchs

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- New Mexico United will play Salt Lake City with a full squad.

Austin Yearwood’s red card was overturned Wednesday. It allows him to return, and not face any further punishment.

"He was thankful that obviously he had his red card rescinded, but he just looked at it and said man if this doesn’t tell you that we can’t take any second or a minute for granted because we have to be able to go out there and maximize and control what we can control," said Coach Troy Lesesne.

Slow starts have been an early issue in United in the first five matches.

They’re focused on correcting that against a hungry Real Monarchs, who’s looking for their first win.

"That’s been our emphasis all week is starting fast because that hasn’t been, you know, besides the El Paso game, that is something we have struggled with, so we focused on that all week," said Josh Suggs. "I think that you’ll see there is going to be a big difference in the way we start the game."

United and Real Monarchs kick off Friday at 8 p.m.