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AHL team in Tucson another step in growth of hockey in Arizona

When he lived in the Phoenix area, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild had a front row seat for the growth of hockey in Arizona, as he saw the sport grow taking his daughter to figure skating at local ice rinks. And he hopes that hockey’s surge will continue in Tucson with the move of the Arizona Coyotes’minor-league team to the city.... Read more»

FC Tucson's women's squad prepares for another WPSL campaign

FC Tucson’s women’s soccer squad will open their 2016 season with two Southern California road trips. The Women's Premier Soccer League schedulers decided not to make things easy on them.... Read more»

FC Tucson saves face with stoppage-time draw

FC Tucson took a 1 - 0 deficit into stoppage time against the Southern California Seahorses. It took last-minute heroics from Damian German to earn the home side a draw.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Hockey deal could reverse Tucson's dismal minor-league fortunes

The deal to bring minor-league hockey to the Old Pueblo is in fact the smartest thing the Council and Rio Nuevo have managed to achieve since we said "no" to a Sky Bridge. What's there to complain about? They're putting hockey in an ice rink and a sports team in a sports arena.... Read more»

U.S. Open Cup

FC Tucson falls to a hail of goals from Az United

The history of the U.S. Open Cup is full of scrappy, amateur teams beating experienced, professional sides. That did not, however, happen at Kino Stadium on Wednesday night. FC Tucson fell to their northern neighbors Arizona United SC by a score of 5 – 0.... Read more»

U.S. Open Cup

Arizona United comes to town to play FC Tucson

FC Tucson gets to try to punch up on Wednesday night. Their second-round match in the U.S. Open Cup will be a face-off with Arizona United SC, Phoenix’s professional soccer team. The winner moves on to the third round; the loser goes out.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson looks for 2nd win in league vs. tough Ventura County side

Despite playing in a separate division for several seasons, one of FC Tucson’s fiercest opponents in the Premier Development League has been the Ventura County Fusion. The two teams are back in the same division, and will have the first of two face-offs on Saturday. Plus: Open Cup notes & FIFA brings in high-profile woman to right ship.... Read more»

FC Tucson unwraps a victory over veteran San Nicolas side

FC Tucson defeated Pomona’s San Nicolas FC on Wednesday night at Kino Stadium by a score of 3-0. The match was part of opening day of the U.S. Open Cup, with Tucson earning the right to advance in that tournament.... Read more»

Who's naughty or nice? FC Tucson starts Open Cup run vs. San Nicolas

FC Tucson begins its run in this year's U.S. Open Cup against California-based amateur team San Nicolas FC. The winners will get the opportunity to prove themselves against professional soccer teams.... Read more»

Staying classy: 10-man FC Tucson defeats San Diego

A 10-man FC Tucson squad played the San Diego Zest on Saturday and escaped California with a 1-0 win. It was the first time the local soccer side won their season opener in the team’s history. Rincon grad Minh Vu had the winner.... Read more»

FC Tucson scores quintet against UA club

In the second of two tune-up matches before their season starts on Saturday, FC Tucson took on the University of Arizona men’s club soccer team Wednesday night. When the match ended at Kino Stadium, FC Tucson won 5 – 1.... Read more»

FC Tucson bears down to defeat ASU

FC Tucson won the first of two warm-up matches on Saturday night as the team defeated ASU at Kino North Grandstand. The local boys beat the traveling squad from Tempe Normal 3-0.... Read more»

Arizona becoming popular training ground for Olympic hopefuls

A string of athletes from Arizona has pursued the Olympic dream and made it a reality. But they have done so outside of the state. That has started to change.... Read more»

Skepticism, excitement over possible minor-league hockey in Tucson

The Arizona Coyotes announced plans Tuesday to purchase their American Hockey League affiliate and move the team to Tucson where they would play at the TCC. But the Convention Center would need upgrades, and not everyone in Tucson is thrilled with the prospect.... Read more»

Arizona United soccer

Az United falls to Mexican U-20's in friendly

Arizona United lost 2 – 1 in their friendly against the Mexican national team’s under-20 squad. The match was their first home stand after a run of road games where the team won two out of five matches.... Read more»

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