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Timbers vs. Sounders

Preseason soccer: Jack Mac on the attack

A capacity crowd of 3,112 fans packed Kino Stadium on Saturday night to get a taste of American soccer’s fiercest rivalry. By the time the green smoke and chants faded, the Portland Timbers got the better of their Cascadia opponents, Seattle Sounders FC, in this round of their long-standing feud.... Read more»

MLS Preseason

Soccer: Caps and Dynamo carry Desert Diamond Cup undercards

Kino Sports Complex hosted simultaneous preseason matches early Saturday evening. Both matches served as a prologue for the rivalry match between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers later that night.... Read more»

Preseason soccer

Porter, Timbers get back to business after MLS Cup win

The Portland Timbers are scheduled to take on the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night in a preseason friendly at Kino Sports Complex. It will be the first MLS competition since the Timbers won it all in December.... Read more»

Preseason soccer in Tucson

Few new names, but a familiar Kino complex for Kansas City's preseason

They only spend a few weeks a year here, but for Sporting Kansas City, Tucson is like home. Peter Vermes and SKC are in the middle of their sixth preseason trip to Tucson.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Goats vs. Gophers at Chase Field

Two Liga MX soccer teams are set to square off at Phoenix’s Chase Field on Sunday for a friendly match. The game will feature Club de Fútbol Pachuca and Club Deportivo Guadalajara — the Dallas Cowboys of Mexican soccer.... Read more»

Soccer’s success in Arizona validated by int'l events, youth expansion

The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to Phoenix next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.... Read more»

Yallop to steer the good ship Arizona United

A familiar face will be taking the reins at Arizona United SC. Former Major League Soccer Coach of the Year Frank Yallop has been named head coach and president of soccer operations.... Read more»

10 MLS teams announced for Desert Cup, Friendlies

Ten Major League Soccer teams will join FC Tucson in the 2016 Desert Cup and Desert Friendlies matches, along with U.S. National Team soccer stars such as Clint Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando. The fifth year of the preseason event will be in late January and early February.... Read more»

Flake, McCain attack Pentagon funding sports teams as 'paid patriotism'

The Pentagon paid out at least $6.8 million in contracts to professional sports for honoring American soldiers at sporting events, according to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain and his fellow Arizona senator, Jeff Flake. ... Read more»

Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry

The well-dressed horse trainer with the signature white hair and dark sunglasses who was the darling of the sports media this spring got his start in the racing industry in the most unlikely of places. Before Bob Baffert trained the first Triple Crown winner in 47 years, he cultivated his tradecraft in Tucson.... Read more»

Two FC Tucson players named to all-conference team

FC Tucson's Kalem Scott and Pedro Espindola have been named to the PDL's All-Western Conference team in a vote by the managers of their soccer competitors.... Read more»

FC Tucson ends tournament run with loss to Sounders

Friday night, FC Tucson had an emphatic win over Kitsap Pumas, arguably the best team in the country. The euphoria wasn't enough for Saturday. Los Tucsonenses left the field at the final whistle down 2 – 1 to the visiting Sounders U23 in the Western Conference Finals.... Read more»

Espindola hat trick powers FC Tucson over Pumas

When FC Tucson faced off with Washington state based Kitsap Pumas SC last year, the match ended in a 3 – 0 loss for the locals. It turned out a bit different at Kino North Stadium this year, and much better. The night ended in a 4 – 1 win, and a trip to Saturday's Western Conference Championship.... Read more»

FC Tucson hosts PDL Western Conference playoffs

The last four teams in the PDL's Western Conference will battle it out this weekend at Kino North Stadium for a chance to play for the soccer league championship.... Read more»

Smart subs spark FC Tucson comeback in win over ABQ

The local boys beat Albuquerque Sol FC 2-1 on Saturday night. It was a win, but by no means one that looked inevitable after a first half in which FC Tucson struggled.... Read more»

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