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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

Calgary stampede: Canadian visitors vanquish FC Tucson in championship

The third time is not always the charm, as FC Tucson found out Saturday night at Kino North Stadium. A crowd of 1,121 watched as a valiant local soccer side fell to Northwest Division champion Calgary Foothills FC 2 - 1. ... Read more»

PDL soccer playoffs

FC Tucson advances: No need for Peter MacNicol's spear; Ramos slays Dragons with late goal

FC Tucson and Calgary Foothills advance in the PDL playoffs after victories Friday night. Tucson hosted both semifinal matches in the Premier Development League’s Western Conference. The final will be held Saturday night at Kino North Stadium at 7:30 pm.... Read more»

FC Tucson prepares for playoff opponents

The field for this year’s Premier Development League playoffs has been set, and FC Tucson knows who their opponents will be in the Western Conference championship, to be held at Kino Stadium Friday and Saturday... Read more»

Hornby special: Late-match rally gives FC Tucson 5 - 2 win

Afonso Pinheiro's two late-game goals put the match out of reach for the visitors as FC Tucson closed out the regular season with an exclamation point.... Read more»

Full boat: FC Tucson nets 5 in rivalry match with Albuquerque

Out of their final three matches, FC Tucson only needed a single tie to clinch the top of both the division and conference table. They decided their fate with a win by five goals.... Read more»

FC Tucson's winning streak ends

The FC Tucson men’s squad was in an enviable position when they took the field on Saturday night. After an undefeated stretch of 11 matches, a win or a draw would have clinched their position at the top of their division, conference and even the league. It didn't work out that way.... Read more»

FC Tucson women’s squad ends season with loss

FC Tucson matches with Phoenix Del Sol are usually hard fought, sometimes literally. An on-field tussle in 2014 when the Old Pueblo squad was still known as TSA FC resulted in two red cards. Saturday’s match was no less intense as FC Tucson needed a win to survive into the post season.... Read more»

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