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Soccer’s success in Arizona validated by int'l events, youth expansion

The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to Phoenix next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.... Read more»

10 MLS teams announced for Desert Cup, Friendlies

Ten Major League Soccer teams will join FC Tucson in the 2016 Desert Cup and Desert Friendlies matches, along with U.S. National Team soccer stars such as Clint Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando. The fifth year of the preseason event will be in late January and early February.... Read more»

Flagstaff’s Snowbowl fires up first new ski lift in 30 years

This year’s El Nino means ski resorts like Arizona Snowbowl will open a couple of days earlier than usual. The Flagstaff ski resort will will open its first new chairlift in decades on the resort’s opening day Friday, helping end long line that dampen the spirits of skiers and snowboarders on the mountain.... Read more»

Arizona men's soccer team set for re-match vs. ASU

The University of Arizona men’s soccer team is set to take on ASU on Friday at 7 p.m. at Sitton Field. The match is free.... Read more»

Two FC Tucson players named to all-conference team

FC Tucson's Kalem Scott and Pedro Espindola have been named to the PDL's All-Western Conference team in a vote by the managers of their soccer competitors.... Read more»

FC Tucson ends tournament run with loss to Sounders

Friday night, FC Tucson had an emphatic win over Kitsap Pumas, arguably the best team in the country. The euphoria wasn't enough for Saturday. Los Tucsonenses left the field at the final whistle down 2 – 1 to the visiting Sounders U23 in the Western Conference Finals.... Read more»

Espindola hat trick powers FC Tucson over Pumas

When FC Tucson faced off with Washington state based Kitsap Pumas SC last year, the match ended in a 3 – 0 loss for the locals. It turned out a bit different at Kino North Stadium this year, and much better. The night ended in a 4 – 1 win, and a trip to Saturday's Western Conference Championship.... Read more»

FC Tucson hosts PDL Western Conference playoffs

The last four teams in the PDL's Western Conference will battle it out this weekend at Kino North Stadium for a chance to play for the soccer league championship.... Read more»

Smart subs spark FC Tucson comeback in win over ABQ

The local boys beat Albuquerque Sol FC 2-1 on Saturday night. It was a win, but by no means one that looked inevitable after a first half in which FC Tucson struggled.... Read more»

FC Tucson, Albuquerque Sol FC vie for playoff glory

Saturday will be the third time in the four-year existence of FC Tucson that they will make an appearance in the Premiere Development League playoffs. They will be facing off with Mountain Division rivals Albuquerque Sol, a team they have both beaten and lost to this year.... Read more»

Xolos sunk by cinco: FC Tucson ends regular season with big win

Whatever hex stopped the FC Tucson Women from scoring on Friday night, it was lifted at Kino North Stadium on Saturday night as the locals demolished Tijuana Xolos USA Women 5-0.... Read more»

FC Tucson Women seal draw with SeaLions

Despite owning the ball for much of the match, a familiar problem afflicted the FC Tucson Women on Friday night as they played San Diego SeaLions at Kino Stadium: what smart soccer observers call finishing. The match ended in a scoreless draw.... Read more»

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Sol on Ice: Espindola quick brace downs Burqueños

It took only 10 minutes for FC Tucson's Pedro Espindola to score the two goals that earned his team the Golden Rattler.... Read more»

Wounded but still fighting — now on a different field of battle

Less than two years after doctors said he might never run again, Safford native Terry Cartwright is proving them wrong. The Army specialist was competing in multiple events this week in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, which pit 250 athletes representing all branches of the military against one another. ... Read more»

FC Tucson: Jaramillo brace earns men win despite defensive woes

FC Tucson men's team ended the weekend with a split result; the women travel to Yuma on Sunday to play a friendly.... Read more»

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