On today’s show, S2 E12 Saalih Squad, New Mexico United midfielder Saalih Muhammad joins the show to talk about the journey that led him to the Land of Enchantment that had stops in Croatia, San Francisco, and Harrisburg. Saalih talks about how bankrupt teams, facing racism, and finding his place in professional soccer shaped his career. We also find out that Saalih almost played for a different New Mexico team at one time. Enjoy today’s show: Saalih Squad.
The CurseCast is the official podcast of The Curse supporters group supporting New Mexico United. The CurseCast is hosted by RJ Montaño and David Carl, two of the three founders of The Curse. The CurseCast is more than just X’s and O’s of the game. Each episode aims at getting to know the guests we have each week and the impact New Mexico United, the players and coaches, and the front office has on our community.
The Curse name comes from the 10th Governor of New Mexico:
New Mexico’s 10th governor was a man named Lew Wallace. Wallace, who also famously wrote the American classic “Ben-Hur,” was a Civil War hero, sent by President Rutherford B. Hayes to govern the newly-acquired, rough-terrained territory out west.
Shortly after his arrival, Wallace wrote home to his wife in Indiana, expressing his frustration about how tough the terrain, the heat and the travel were on people that weren’t accustomed to the elements that New Mexico could force upon them.
“All calculations based on our experiences elsewhere fail in New Mexico.”
Thus, The Curse of Lew Wallace was born. We have adopted that curse as our own. What you try at home – what may work for you elsewhere – will fail when you cross our borders.
The Curse of Lew Wallace lives on.
Long live the Gov.
The CurseCast is brought to you by: Starr Brothers Brewing, Hollow Spirits Distillery, Brew Lab 101, 2nd Street Brewing – Rufina Taproom, Bosque Brewing – Las Cruces Public House, Rude Boy Cookies, House of Soccer, ESPN Radio 101.7 The Team, and BGN.fm
The CurseCast is currently recorded in the studios of David Carl and RJ Montaño’s homes and is a copyright of The Curse NM.
S2 E12 Saalih Squad