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Soccer notes

Nielsen: SKC's 'hunger' finally brought them to MLS Cup

Kansas City keeper Jimmy Nielsen talks up his team's road to Saturday's MLS Cup. Plus: Gauna itchy to play for FC Tucson again, fans play in a tourney for vets and the famous Group of Death... Read more»

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Los Tucsonenses fall to late penalty kick

After a scoreless but spirited eighty-eight minutes Friday night, FC Tucson succumbed after Municipio Juarez scored off of a penalty kick. The match ended in favor of Juarez, 1-0.... Read more»


FC Tucson facing familiar foe in home opener

FC Tucson makes its home debut Friday night, and will play again on Saturday. Both games are against teams that FC Tucson has played before: Municipio Juarez and the Arizona Sahuaros. Each time, the team had to come back from a three-goal deficit to end the match with a more respectable result.... Read more»

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Tucsonenses battle to near-comeback in El Paso

FC Tucson battled back from a 3-0 deficit late in the game Saturday, but ran out of time as they were beaten 3-2 by a Municipio Juarez team that included ex-players from the Mexican first and second divisions.... Read more»

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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»

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»

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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»

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»

FC Tucson soccer scorer stays grounded when he's lucky

FC Tucson soccer player Fernando Gauna has lots of dirty socks. The 22-year-old forward, who broke the state record in goals scored for Salpointe Catholic High School in 2007, continuously wears the same pair of socks when he's on a scoring streak.... Read more»