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FC Tucson coach Schantz moving up to Phoenix team

FC Tucson head coach Rick Schantz, the only coach in the team's history, will be departing for the Valley of the Sun to be an assistant coach for the newly rebranded Phoenix Rising FC. The move north is also a move up in the ranks of soccer clubs, from the mostly amateur local team to the second division of the pros.... Read more»

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Soccer notes

From Plains of Abraham to Magic Kingdom: Tucson player Toia suits up for Orlando

Tucson’s Donny Toia is probably a bit young to be called a “journeyman,” but the soccer player will be making another change in teams this offseason — this time to bolster the defense for Orlando City SC.... Read more»

MLS preseason

Local kid Toia now a Goat

Major League Soccer’s CD Chivas USA announced this week that former FC Tucson player Donny Toia has signed with the team. The 21-year-old CDO grad spent last season with Phoenix FC, where he was the team’s leading scorer and earned Player of the Year honors from La Furia Roja, the team’s supporter group.... Read more»

108 get kick out of FC Tucson open try-outs

FC Tucson had 108 players show up for their open try-out this weekend, more than the 50-60 that the Premier Development League soccer team had in last year's public scrimmage. "This is the best try-out in any of our years as a club," said coach Rick Schantz.... Read more»

FC Tucson holding open tryouts

If you dream of being a soccer star, FC Tucson is offering a chance to get your foot in the net. To participate in the semi-pro team's open tryouts next month, all it takes is some talent on the pitch — and $20.... Read more»1

Fall Showcase soccer

FC Tucson to inaugurate stadium with friendly vs. MLS side Chivas

The first official match at Pima County’s new soccer stadium at the Kino Sports Complex will feature local side FC Tucson against Major League Soccer’s CD Chivas USA. The announcement of the Nov. 15 event was made at a ribbon-cutting Wednesday for the 2,360-seat facility at Country Club and Ajo.... Read more»


FC Tucson adds 6 to roster

The ranks of Tucson's professional soccer team grew Monday, as FC Tucson announced the signing of six players.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson's Pearlman to skipper team at MLS combine

This weekend, MLS holds its player combine in Ft. Lauderdale before next week’s SuperDraft. On the sidelines for the combine’s scrimmages will be local coach Jonathan Pearlman.... Read more»


FC Tucson tryouts bring out Old Pueblo's best footy fanciers

FC Tucson held tryouts on Saturday for the their 2013 season at Kino Sportspark and 59 players showed up. Not all of the players on the grass were unfamiliar faces, but two of the most familiar to fans will be unlikely to be wearing the black jersey this year.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson builds for new season, named rookie franchise of the year

The crew over at FC Tucson is still basking in the glory of being named the Premier Development League’s Rookie Franchise of the Year last weekend, but they are already putting together the team for next season. PLUS: New women's league announces their name and logo, but not the name of who is in the logo.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson's Schmitt signs with Phoenix FC

Former FC Tucson midfielder and defender Reid Schmitt has signed a professional contract with USL Pro Side Phoenix FC. Plus: Fire could make visit in 2014; U.S. Soccer organizes new women's league to debut in the spring.... Read more»


FC Tucson announces schedule, teams for MLS preseason

FC Tucson announced today that it has finalized contracts to invite five more Major League Soccer clubs to train and play preseason "Desert Friendlies" in Tucson.... Read more»

Soccer notes

From United to Union: Arizonan Cruz starts for new team

Daniel Cruz was traded to his third MLS team back in August. We catch up with his progress with the Philadelphia Union.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson looks back on 'overachieving' season

FC Tucson GM Pearlman reflects on the local team's season, while at the Olympics, North Korea walks off after flag flap.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Former teammates square off in PDL playoff

Rick Schantz of FC Tucson and Darren Sawatzky of Sounders U-23 have more in common than just meeting in this weekend's PDL playoffs. Plus: Name for Phoenix team and De Leon's new do.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Trio of new players impresses for FC Tucson

FC Tucson only has four games left in its season, but that hasn't stopped the team from picking up three players from Real Salt Lake's Arizona academy. Plus, a second-place finish—with a playoff berth—is likely for los Tucsonenses.... Read more»

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