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Tri golova: NK Istra 1961 scores 3 against FC Tucson

A sparse crowd saw an improvised FC Tucson line-up play an unannounced match against Croatian team NK Istra 1961 on Saturday afternoon. The soccer team from the Adriatic Sea ended the match on top, 3-0.... Read more»

MLS preseason

Cascadia rivalry match set for Kino on Saturday night

While it lacks the fraught history and sectarian implications of rivalries in Europe like Rangers vs. Celtic or Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, the enmity between fans of the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders is real and palpable. Some of that will be on display at Kino Stadium on Saturday night. Both soccer teams have strong local followings and traveling fans.... Read more»

MLS preseason

UA men's soccer club to take on Red Bulls

On Tuesday, the New York Red Bulls have a scrimmage scheduled with an unlikely opponent: the University of Arizona’s men’s club team.... Read more»

Sentinel's Ted Prezelski among those named 'Tucson Legends of Soccer'

FC Tucson honored 38 members of the Southern Arizona community with the title of "Tucson Legend of Soccer" on Friday, among them TucsonSentinel.com correspondent Ted Prezelski. Reached for comment about his honor, Tedski rambled something about the prospects for an unpronounceable Polish team to win the league title. ... Read more»

MLS in Tucson

Confident Red Bulls defeat Portland at Kino

If the more than 1,400 fans that showed up for the preseason contest between Portland Timbers FC and New York Red Bulls on Friday night in Tucson needed a reminder, the own goal scored in the fourth minute was a good indication that these were two teams in their first week of training after a winter layoff.... Read more»

MLS in Tucson: Timbers building bench strength

When Portland Timbers FC face off against the New York Red Bulls at Kino North Stadium on Friday night, it will be the first chance for the Timbers to see if they can right themselves after a disappointing 2016 season. The Timbers won an MLS Cup in 2015, but the team didn’t come close to repeating. ... Read more»

As MLS preseason starts, FC Tucson looks for a new coach

As FC Tucson gets ready to host its first Major League Soccer preseason match of the year on Friday, a question hangs over the team’s head: who will coach them through the 2017 season?... Read more»

FC Tucson coach Schantz moving up to Phoenix team

FC Tucson head coach Rick Schantz, the only coach in the team's history, will be departing for the Valley of the Sun to be an assistant coach for the newly rebranded Phoenix Rising FC. The move north is also a move up in the ranks of soccer clubs, from the mostly amateur local team to the second division of the pros.... Read more»

Soccer notes

From Plains of Abraham to Magic Kingdom: Tucson player Toia suits up for Orlando

Tucson’s Donny Toia is probably a bit young to be called a “journeyman,” but the soccer player will be making another change in teams this offseason — this time to bolster the defense for Orlando City SC.... Read more»

Mofford saved Cactus League from extinction

Near the end of spring training in 1990, the Cactus League was in danger of folding, with teams complaining about run-down ballparks. But a quarter-century later, it is still around and stronger than ever, thanks in large part to then-Gov. Rose Mofford, who died last week.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Former FC Tucson player Velazco embraces new role for Monarchs

Former FC Tucson player Ricardo Velazco brought his own cheering section and new responsibilities to his team's game in Phoenix.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson players reunite in Sweden

Former Catalina Foothills star Samantha Monahan scored three for her Swedish club this weekend. She is now joined by former Wildcat Mykaylin Rosenquist.... Read more»

Gritty but not pretty: Arizona United edges out San Antonio FC

Arizona United fought to a 1 – 0 win against San Antonio FC on Saturday night. The lone goal of the soccer match came from a controversial shot by Tyler Blackwood.... Read more»

Saguaros baseball championship game rained out

The first game of the 2016 Pecos League Championship series has been delayed until Wednesday evening because of stormy weather. The matchup between the Tucson Saguaros and Trinidad Triggers had been set for Tuesday night.... Read more»

Tucson Saguaros dominate play, need fans

As the Tucson Saguaros finish up their inaugural season, there's one question that lingers in the minds of people as the team heads into the playoffs. "There's a baseball team in Tucson?"... Read more»1

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