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Az in pro soccer: Valentino & Randolph help put teams on top

In this week’s update of Arizonans playing in professional leagues: two Arizonans called up to U.S. national team, season’s end for Espinoza and third-round Open Cup action.... Read more»

Soccer

FC Tucson earns point from rough Calif. road trip

FC Tucson dropped one to first place Ventura County on Saturday and managed to come back from a one-goal and one-man deficit to earn a draw against the OC Blues Strikers on Sunday.... Read more»

FC Tucson run in U.S. Open Cup a 'true Cinderella story'

Houston may not put out their regular line up against FC Tucson in Wednesday’s third-round U.S. Open Cup match, but don’t mistake that for them not taking the game seriously.... Read more»

U.S. Open Cup

FC Tucson has Scorpions for breakfast in 2OT PK win

FC Tucson won against the North American Soccer League’s San Antonio Scorpions on Tuesday night, but it took two extra times and a tiebreaker to do it. The game in San Antonio ended with a 2-2 draw, with FC Tucson edging San Antonio 4-3 on penalty kicks.... Read more»

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Scorpions coach taking FC Tucson challenge seriously

San Antonio coach Tim Hankinson talked about how to prepare for a team he hasn’t seen and the importance for his players to do well in the U.S. Open Cup. Plus: Our weekly update on professional players with Arizona ties.... Read more»

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FC Tucson corrals Seahorses

FC Tucson opened up their Premier Development League season on Saturday night at Kino Sports Park with a 3-1 win over the Southern California Seahorses. The win puts the team in second place in the Southwest Division with four points in two games. Coach Rich Schantz said his club’s teamwork was “fun to watch.”... Read more»

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FC Tucson prepares to take on Seahorses

FC Tucson used Friday morning for practice and, after it got too hot, game film. All of this was to get ready for two opponents in four days: the Southern California Seahorses at home on Saturday, followed by a trip to Texas to face off against the San Antonio Scorpions in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup.... Read more»

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U.S. Open Cup: We have ourselves a bracket

The U.S. Open Cup sometimes gets compared to the NCAA’s March Madness, with minnow teams hoping to take down a giant here and there. Coin flips and mysterious envelopes have given us the Open Cup draw, and Tucson may have a second trip to Texas to take on one of MLS’s best because of it.... Read more»

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

FC Tucson squeezes out victory over Phoenix FC

A last-minute goal by Conner Bevans gave FC Tucson the win over in-state rivals Phoenix FC in the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night. Tucson has earned a trip to Texas to play against NASL side San Antonio Scorpions next week.... Read more»

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Lesson for Az teams this weekend: Put Aaron in

Aaron Long scored the lone goal for Tucson in a comeback draw against the Misioneros while Aaron King started a comeback attempt for Phoenix FC against Dayton. The rivals go head-to-head on Tuesday in the U.S. Open Cup, with more than pride on the line. Plus: Updates on Arizonans in pro leagues around the U.S. and the world.... Read more»

FC Tucson

Soccer notes: Familiarity breeds...we aren't sure yet

When FC Tucson takes on Phoenix FC in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup next Tuesday, one former FC Tucson player playing for Phoenix thinks he has his old squad’s number. While they play in different leagues, both teams have reason to think that they know their opponent’s weaknesses.... Read more»

In debate over Redskins name, is ‘R-word’ for racism or respect?

Amanda Blackhorse is outraged when she thinks of the Washington Redskins, a team whose name and mascot are deeply offensive to the Navajo woman. But she is also saddened at the thought that in the Navajo Nation, Red Mesa High School uses the name for its sports teams as well.... Read more»1

2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

FC Tucson set to joust with Phoenix in U.S. Open Cup

The pairings for the first round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup have been released, and FC Tucson will face in-state rivals Phoenix FC. The match will take place at FC Tucson’s home field, Kino Sports Complex, Field 5, on May 14.... Read more»

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Phx looks to win second in a row; FC Tucson awaits Open Cup draw

After fits and starts early in the season, the pieces came together for Phoenix FC on Sunday with a 3-1 win over the Wilmington Hammerheads. U.S. Open Cup field is set; what remains is to find out who FC Tucson will play. Plus: Weekend goals from Cuéllar, Monahan in our weekly update of Arizonans in professional soccer... Read more»

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FC Tucson breaks ground, unveils Champions League

Thursday afternoon, the team broke ground on a 1,800-seat stadium. They are also announcing a “Champions League” for local adult club teams. Plus: Phoenix FC against Wilmington and Arizonans around the world of pro soccer.... Read more»

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