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Soccer notes

Barnes: 'My aim is to lift MLS Cup'

Houston Dynamo forward Giles Barnes says "everyone's bubbling" in preseason soccer. Plus, FC Tucson learns schedule, U.S. Open Cup fate.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Desert Friendlies: Rivero impresses in debut for Caps

The New England Revolution got a chance to roll out returning player Juan Agudelo in a soccer scrimmage against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday morning, but it was a new signing for their opponents that carried the day.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Sporting KC working up to season slowly but surely

Kansas City Coach Peter Vermes still believes he has a winning system, its just a matter of getting a raft of new soccer players used to it. Plus: Remembering U.S. national team goalkeeper Frank Borghi.... Read more»

Desert Friendlies

SKC offense fruitless against Timbers

Sporting Kansas City fell to the Portland Timbers 2-0 in a preseason soccer match at Kino North Stadium on Saturday night.... Read more»

MLS Preseason

Velazco plays in RSL preseason match vs. Revolution

The Revolution beat RSL 2 - 1 in their first preseason match; RSL's lineup included FC Tucson icon Ricardo Velazco.... Read more»

Desert Friendlies

Preview: SKC-Timbers match-up at Kino

Saturday night's soccer match between Sporting Kansas City and Portland Timbers FC at Kino North Stadium (scheduled kick-off at 6 p.m.) will be very different than what you might see in a few weeks when the season starts. Here are some things to be on the look out for.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Bonne chance, mon ami: Toia starts season in Montreal

Tucsonan Donny Toia has found a new stop in his soccer journey, this time in Canada. The 22-year-old will be playing for the Impact de Montréal, his fifth club in as many seasons.... Read more»


Desert Friendlies: Espinoza back in SKC blue

Sporting Kansas City started their training in Monday’s chill in Tucson with a familiar face back on the team: Roger Espinoza. His return is welcome to a team that underperformed last year after winning the MLS Cup in the 2013 season.... Read more»

Three FC Tucson players make the big time

All three FC Tucson players that had made themselves available to Major League Soccer in this weekend’s combine were chosen in the league’s draft Thursday. Defender Otis Earle is headed for FC Dallas, midfielder Connor Brandt is going to New York FC and Christian Volesky will be a Timber.... Read more»

Phx organizers decide a Super Bowl deserves a super countdown clock

The countdown to Super Bowl XLIX is on with the latest supersized promotion in the epicenter of what will be Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix: a 13-foot-tall solar countdown clock. ... Read more»

Major League Soccer

MLS playoffs start with intriguing contests

Major League Soccer is calling it the knockout round: the fourth and fifth ranked teams in each conference play each other for the right to move on to the conference semifinals. Who are these teams and why should you care? For starters, one of the teams features Sierra Vista-born goalkeeper Luis Robles.... Read more»

Oakland Athletics show off upgrades to Mesa ballpark

The Oakland Athletics’ new spring training home at Mesa's Hohokam Park features an upgraded clubhouse, a high-definition scoreboard, new seats and shaded party decks.... Read more»

Diamondbacks looking toward the future in Az Fall League

After posting Major League Baseball’s worst record this season, the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking toward the future at this year’s Arizona Fall League.... Read more»

Arizona Fall League players testing rule changes to speed up MLB games

Minor league players in Arizona are testing six rule changes intended to speed up baseball games, including a pitch clock, declared intentional walks, and requiring a batter to stay within the box.... Read more»

Top UCLA soccer squad bests Arizona, 6-0

The University of Arizona Wildcat soccer team took on the No. 1 UCLA Bruins on Friday night at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles. UCLA won 6-0 and moved to 13-0-2 (5-0-1 Pac-12) on the year; Arizona fell to 9-4-1 (3-3 Pac-12).... Read more»

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