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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»

Thorns stick Wildcat soccer 6-0

Portland Thorns FC scored six unanswered goals against the University of Arizona Wildcats at Kino North Stadium on Saturday night.... Read more»

Thorns defeat re-christened FC Tucson Women

A well-organized back line kept FC Tucson Women in contention against the Portland Thorns FC in the local soccer team’s very first match under their new name, but the pros from Rose City came away with a 2 – 0 win.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Tucson players in pro soccer: Velazco makes USL debut

United Soccer League, the US's third division, had a "soft" opening this weekend featuring only three matches. Still, a half-dozen Tucsonans saw action this weekend, including the first USL start for Ricardo Velazco. Plus, Cuéllar continues convalescensce; Collins's Croats conquer.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Velazco among former FC Tucson players making pro debuts this weekend

Two matches on Saturday kick off 2015's USL season. Of special interest to us in Tucson is that this weekend’s matches will feature several former FC Tucson players.... Read more»

Re-named FC Tucson Women to debut vs. Portland Thorns

Earlier this month, FC Tucson announced that it will be taking over what was until then called TSA FC, Tucson’s women’s soccer team. The rebranded team hopes to benefit from FC Tucson's reputation.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Local players in pro ranks: Toia debuts vs. DC United; Monahan returning to Tucson for one-off

This week's summary of Tucson soccer players playing for professional teams around the U.S. and the world.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

DDC early matches on final day give win to Revs, draw to SKC & Sounders

The New England Revolution defeated local club FC Tucson with goals from Teal Bunbury, Kellyn Rowe and former Seattle Sounders forward Sean Okoli. Seattle and Kansas City ended their time in Tucson with a 1 - 1 draw at Field No. 5.... Read more»

Photos: Saturday's Tucson rodeo action

Saturday at the 90th Fiesta de los Vaqueros, cowboys and cowgirls put their horses and steers through their paces.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

10-man RSL vanquishes Colorado in 'gritty' DDC final

The Colorado Rapids found out in the Desert Diamond Cup final on Saturday night that being up a man does not guarantee a win in soccer. The Rapids lost to Real Salt Lake 2-1 in front of 3,692 fans at Kino North Stadium.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Mastroeni and the learning experience of last season

This is Pablo Mastroeni’s second preseason as the head coach of the Colorado Rapids. The Arizona native has learned a lot over the course of a year.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Papa, Velazco see time on the field as RSL defeats SKC

Wednesday night's Desert Diamond Cup matches confirmed the places for Saturday night's games. They also featured a few familiar but surprising faces in the line-ups. Dom Papa and Ricardo Velazco saw time on the field as RSL defeated SKC, while FC Tucson lost a hard-fought match with Colorado.... Read more»

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