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The Matao that roared: Arizona players power Guam over India

India is a cricketing country that doesn’t have the best record in world soccer. Even so, to see a nation of more than 1.2 billion people beaten 2-1 by Guam in a World Cup qualifier makes the word “upset” come to mind. Arizona-born Brandon McDonald and FC Tucson's Travis Nicklaw snatched goals for the tiny island against the world's second-largest nation... Read more»

FC Tucson posts emphatic win over Misioneros

FC Tucson beat longtime rivals Golden State Misioneros by a score of 2-0 at Kino North Stadium on Saturday night. It was a strong result, but not easy. “They are good, very dangerous,” said coach Rick Schantz after the match.... Read more»

Aztec softball standout Hernandez named NFCA All-American

Pima Community College softball second baseman Jackie Hernandez (Desert Ridge HS) received another accolade for the 2015 season — this time from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.... Read more»

Own goal secures win for FC Tucson Women in home debut

It didn't matter how the goal was scored, what mattered was that FC Tucson Women won their first home match of 2015.... Read more»

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Monohan, Marquez, Miller return to Old Pueblo in FC Tucson Women home debut

Sam Monohan, Analisa Marquez and Mallory Miller are playing in Tucson again, if only for the summer. Plus: Men play in Albuquerque, with implications for both the league and the fan-created Copa Frontera.... Read more»

FC Tucson beats prospective PDL team Frontera United in friendly.

Frontera United, an independent team from Yuma, visited Kino North Stadium on Tuesday night to get a feel for the environment in Tucson and the level of play in the Premier Development League. FC Tucson won 5-2 after a back-and-forth match.... Read more»

Aztec softball players sign letters of intent

Four Pima Community College softball players found new homes as they signed their national letters of intent.... Read more»

For club and territory: Two FC Tucson players jet off to Guam for World Cup qualifiers

FC Tucson’s Dallas Jaye and Travis Nicklaw and the rest of the Matao begin their hunt for World Cup glory next Thursday.... Read more»

Agua Prieta all over again: FC Tucson Women defeat Villa

After Saturday night’s loss to SoCal FC, FC Tucson coach Amy Garelick had little time to right the ship before Sunday morning’s match with LA Villa FC. It worked as the women's soccer team won 2-0.... Read more»

FC Tucson collars Mobsters, 2-0

FC Tucson opened their season in Las Vegas on May 8 and played a seesaw battle with the Mobsters that ended in a 2-2 draw. On Saturday night the Vegas soccer squad were on Tucson’s home turf, Kino North Stadium, and didn’t manage to answer the local side’s goals. Tucson ended the night with a 2-0 win.... Read more»

FC Tucson Women begin LA weekend stand with loss

A fine offensive performance by SoCal FC’s Darian Jenkins and Morgan Andrews helped sink the newly rebranded FC Tucson women’s soccer squad in their first match on the road. The Los Angeles County-based team scored three unanswered goals against Tucson.... Read more»

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Amateur Chula Vista FC looks to defeat pros in Open Cup

The history of the U.S. Open Cup is full of underdog stories, and it looks like this year's is Chula Vista FC.... Read more»

Tucson ain't Cougartown: BYU plays FC Tucson to nil-nil draw

A defense-minded BYU Cougars squad visited Kino Stadium on Saturday night and held FC Tucson to a scoreless draw. Local team FC Tucson’s offensive trio of Majed Osman, Pedro Espindola and Brandon Zambrano won battles in the midfield, but didn’t get as many looks at the goal as coach Rick Schantz would have liked.... Read more»

Hunters to House: Don’t restrict sportsmen on federal lands

Sportsmen called on a House panel Wednesday to support a sweeping proposal that they said would guarantee hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting rights on federal lands for future generations. Critics say the bill would remove environmental protections to solve a problem the doesn’t exist.... Read more»

Call Pons and Fleischman: Fusion run cold vs. FC Tucson

FC Tucson faced off with Southern California rivals Ventura County Fusion on Saturday night at Kino Stadium. The match, featuring a very different lineup than Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup loss to Chula Vista FC, ended with a 2–1 win for FC Tucson.... Read more»

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