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FC Tucson beats prospective PDL team Frontera United in friendly.

Frontera United, an independent team from Yuma, visited Kino North Stadium on Tuesday night to get a feel for the environment in Tucson and the level of play in the Premier Development League. FC Tucson won 5-2 after a back-and-forth match.... Read more»

For club and territory: Two FC Tucson players jet off to Guam for World Cup qualifiers

FC Tucson’s Dallas Jaye and Travis Nicklaw and the rest of the Matao begin their hunt for World Cup glory next Thursday.... Read more»

FC Tucson collars Mobsters, 2-0

FC Tucson opened their season in Las Vegas on May 8 and played a seesaw battle with the Mobsters that ended in a 2-2 draw. On Saturday night the Vegas soccer squad were on Tucson’s home turf, Kino North Stadium, and didn’t manage to answer the local side’s goals. Tucson ended the night with a 2-0 win.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Amateur Chula Vista FC looks to defeat pros in Open Cup

The history of the U.S. Open Cup is full of underdog stories, and it looks like this year's is Chula Vista FC.... Read more»

Tucson ain't Cougartown: BYU plays FC Tucson to nil-nil draw

A defense-minded BYU Cougars squad visited Kino Stadium on Saturday night and held FC Tucson to a scoreless draw. Local team FC Tucson’s offensive trio of Majed Osman, Pedro Espindola and Brandon Zambrano won battles in the midfield, but didn’t get as many looks at the goal as coach Rick Schantz would have liked.... Read more»

Call Pons and Fleischman: Fusion run cold vs. FC Tucson

FC Tucson faced off with Southern California rivals Ventura County Fusion on Saturday night at Kino Stadium. The match, featuring a very different lineup than Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup loss to Chula Vista FC, ended with a 2–1 win for FC Tucson.... Read more»

No fue chula: FC Tucson knocked out of Open Cup in extra-time loss

At Kino North Stadium on Wednesday night, FC Tucson was only eight minutes away from doing what they did in 2013: advancing in the U.S. Open Cup. It wasn’t to be as a scrappy Chula Vista FC took the match into overtime for a 2–1 loss for the home side.... Read more»

FC Tucson readies for another home stand, Open Cup run

Coach Rick Schantz laced up his cleats and joined his soccer team in a three-team practice session on Monday night. The FC Tucson coach has plenty of experience, but at 40, he admits he's in soccer dotage. The team's next league match is on Saturday against Ventura County, but they have their first game of the U.S. Open Cup before that. ... Read more»

FC Tucson fights to 2-2 tie in opening match

FC Tucson opened their Premier Development season with a hard-fought draw against the Las Vegas Mobsters on Friday night.... Read more»1

Arizona enjoying three-year run as country’s sports mecca

It’s impossible to watch a nationally televised sporting event played in Arizona without scenic shots of a sunset behind a saguaro or the Grand Canyon in the middle of the day. The shots, ready-made for television, almost become cliché, but every big game has them. And big games keep coming back.... Read more»

We got cactus: FC Tucson scores 4 goals vs. Sahuaros

You can call it a “soft opener” for the Premier Development League season. The Tucson soccer team wanted to start with a win and they got that with a 4 – 2 defeat of the Arizona Sahuaros in front of 513 fans at Kino North Stadium.... Read more»

Schantz tunes up FC Tucson midfield for 2015 season

FC Tucson will kick off their season on Saturday night with a friendly match against Arizona Sahuaros. Coach Rick Schantz has been running short-sided practice sessions for two weeks trying to restore last years's midfield magic.... Read more»

FC Tucson announces soccer signings

FC Tucson announced a slew of signings in anticipation of their match this weekend. Names familiar to fans of the local soccer squad will include David Clemens, Odaine Sinclair, Edgar Reyna and Dom Papa.... Read more»

Cactus League reflects on season’s record success

Arizona’s Cactus League saw its highest attendance ever in 2015, with 1.89 million fans. League officials attribute the success to a later schedule and nearly perfect weather. ... Read more»

Soccer notes

Wildcats close out spring matches with 'well-played' contests

Our round-up of local soccer features the last of the spring season matches for the University of Arizona and several former FC Tucson players in pro matches this weekend.... Read more»

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