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U.S. Soccer

A man, a plan, a canal: Yanks rout Canaleros 3 - 0 in Arizona

About 9,000 people got to see coach Greg Berhalter’s debut as U.S. national team coach at Glendale’s State Farm Stadium on Sunday night. The Yanks — captained by ex-FC Tucson player Aaron Long — beat Panama’s national side, 3–0.... Read more»

Long time coming: ex-FC Tucson player makes national team

One-time FC Tucson defender Aaron Long has been named to the U.S. national team after years of struggling to find a place in a first-tier soccer line-up.... Read more»

Pics: Houston, Red Bulls come away with wins in MLS preseason

The promotional materials say that the Desert Diamond Cup begins on Saturday, but six soccer teams were in action on Wednesday night.... Read more»

MLS in Tucson

Confident Red Bulls defeat Portland at Kino

If the more than 1,400 fans that showed up for the preseason contest between Portland Timbers FC and New York Red Bulls on Friday night in Tucson needed a reminder, the own goal scored in the fourth minute was a good indication that these were two teams in their first week of training after a winter layoff.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Velazco among former FC Tucson players making pro debuts this weekend

Two matches on Saturday kick off 2015's USL season. Of special interest to us in Tucson is that this weekend’s matches will feature several former FC Tucson players.... Read more»

Soccer notes

3 former FC Tucson players reunite at Switchbacks

You can call the new USL team in Colorado Springs "FC Tucson North" with the number of former Tucsonenses that may play for them next year. Kareem Smith and Saeed Robinson are already on their roster, and Josh Phillips is on trial with the team.... Read more»

MLS Preseason

Kansas City ties Portland in chippy soccer match

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter often says that there is no such thing as a friendly. A rough and tumble 1-1 draw in a match between his team and Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night went a long way toward proving that.... Read more»

Longtime FC Tucson player cracks soccer big time

Major League Soccer held their annual SuperDraft on Friday, and in the second round, Portland Timbers FC chose FC Tucson midfielder Aaron Long. The UC Riverside senior has played for FC Tucson since 2011.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Lesson for Az teams this weekend: Put Aaron in

Aaron Long scored the lone goal for Tucson in a comeback draw against the Misioneros while Aaron King started a comeback attempt for Phoenix FC against Dayton. The rivals go head-to-head on Tuesday in the U.S. Open Cup, with more than pride on the line. Plus: Updates on Arizonans in pro leagues around the U.S. and the world.... Read more»

Soccer

FC Tucson tames Seahorses

In the first game of their final road trip before the playoffs, FC Tucson defeated the Southern California Seahorses on Wednesday night by a 4-2 margin.... Read more»

FC Tucson soccer

FC Tucson ends scrappy match with Misioneros in draw

FC Tucson had another chippy tie against a Southern California team on Monday night in Los Angeles. This time it was a rematch against the Los Angeles Misioneros that ended in a 1-1 draw.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Cardinal vanquishes Wildcat soccer

Fans of neither kind of Wildcat football found much to cheer for Saturday. While the gridiron team was being pecked to pieces, hundreds of miles to the northwest the UA women's soccer team was roundly defeated by the Stanford Cardinal, 7-0. Plus, FC Tucson.... Read more»

Major League Soccer

MLS official to talk spring training in weekend visit

Friday's match between FC Tucson and El Paso team Sunland FC will have at least one spectator from out of town: Major League Soccer's Nelson Rodriguez. The MLS official will be in town to discuss holding soccer pre-season matches here.... Read more»

FC Tucson soccer

Los Tucsonenses come back for a second half victory

It took a goal deep in the second half to give FC Tucson the victory over Arizona Select, a team assembled from other semi-pro and amateur teams around the state.... Read more»