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FC Tucson soccer

Tucsonenses trounce Yavapai

FC Tucson got off to what their coach termed an "oustanding" start to their season with a 7-2 drubbing of Yavapai FC at a public park in Prescott on Friday night.... Read more»0

Soccer notes

FC Tucson gets ready for first game

FC Tucson coach Rick Schantz isn't complaining, but acknowledges the challenges that he and his coaching staff face in managing a semi-pro squad • Glenn Vauss's accent can be a bit hard to identify • Friday night, the team will be playing in Prescott.... Read more»0

City gives assist to Major League Soccer spring training

The Tucson City Council gave its support Tuesday to a bid to bring Major League Soccer teams to Tucson for spring training.... Read more»0

Major League Soccer

Tucson bidding for another sort of major league spring training

Could major league spring training return to Tucson? Before you get your hopes up about seeing the White Sox, Diamondbacks or even the Indians suit up in Tucson, it could be a very different kind of spring training. Think Red Bulls, Rapids and Sporting Kansas City.... Read more»0

Soccer

FC Tucson releases schedule

Fans of FC Tucson have been asking one question since the team's debut at the Desert Cup in March: "When do we get to see the schedule?" Monday, the Tucson soccer team released a list of confirmed dates that includes several matches against international squads.... Read more»0

Guest opinion

No contest for some in mayoral race

How does the media judge whether or not a wingnut candidate is worth covering? How do you set a standard for genuinely bat guano crazy, but don't eliminate a candidate with odd-sounding ideas that, although out of the mainstream, are worth discussing?... Read more»0

Guest opinion

Adios, Joe: The electoral history of Joe Sweeney

The man who brought a whole new dimension to the phrase "perennial candidate," Joe Sweeney, passed away this weekend. He leaves behind a record of futility that is likely unmatched in electoral records anywhere in the country.... Read more»5

Guest opinion

Brewer needs scolding for cynicism on transplant funding

It was all over the news Thursday: Jan Brewer had relented and found a way to fund organ transplants for Arizonans who can't afford them. The trouble is that she didn't actually do that.... Read more»0

FC Tucson soccer

Tucsonenses take hope from loss

Even though FC Tucson lost 6-1 to FC Edmonton on Friday, Coach Rick Schantz has seen encouraging signs from his team. The match against the Canadian side in Casa Grande was Tucson's third match while they prepare for their season.... Read more»0

Soccer

FC Tucson players given chance to make it with New York

Three of the players who played for FC Tucson against the New York Red Bulls on Friday have been called up to train with the Major League Soccer club.... Read more»0

Desert Cup soccer

Scrappy FC Tucson battles back against Az Sahuaros

After allowing themselves to fall behind by two goals in the first half, FC Tucson came back to tie in Saturday's first game of the final night of the Desert Cup.... Read more»0

Desert Cup soccer

New York, Kansas City draw delights thousands

A reported crowd of 10,097 fans watched as Sporting Kansas City faced the New York Red Bulls in the inaugural Desert Cup. Unlike the previous day's matches, both teams went with what is expected to be their regular starting line-ups, featuring players from 13 countries. (with video)... Read more»0

Soccer

FC Tucson bucked by Red Bulls in Desert Cup

A surprisingly composed FC Tucson impressed the crowd Friday night as they were defeated by a Red Bulls reserve squad that included three time MLS Cup winner Chris Albright and English player John Rooney. (with video)... Read more»0

Soccer

Kansas City outlasts, outshoots Arizona in Desert Cup

Despite having their share of chances in the first half, fitness issues plagued the Arizona Sahuaros as they went down in defeat to MLS's Sporting Kansas City, 6-2 in the first match of the Desert Cup at Hi Corbett Field.... Read more»0

Major League Soccer

Breaking down the Desert Cup's MLS teams

Although Major League Soccer played its first season in 1996, many Tucson soccer fans, much less local sports fans in general, may be unfamiliar with the two pro teams that are visiting the Old Pueblo this weekend for the Desert Cup.... Read more»0

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