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One-time FC Tucson coach Schantz maneuvers Phoenix Rising through playoffs

Phoenix Rising FC is preparing to face Swope Park Rangers in the second round of the USL playoffs Friday night. Head Coach Rick Schantz doesn’t feel like he needs to study the opponent any further.... Read more»

Sporting Arizona sole Grand Canyon State survivor of U.S. Open Cup 2nd round

On Wednesday afternoon, three Arizona teams were still in contention for U.S. Open Cup glory. By the end of the night, FC Tucson and Phoenix Rising FC were both eliminated.... Read more»

2 berths in next round of U.S. Open Cup at stake Wednesday

Three Arizona teams will be playing in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday. At most two will still be in the tournament on Thursday morning. Your crack TucsonSentinel.com sports research department has the match-ups for you.... Read more»

MLS preseason

Phoenix, Portland win Sun Cup undercard matches

As soccer spring training wound up, Tucsonans got to see the first appearance of Alejandro Gamarra, known as Kaku, in a Red Bulls uniform. Portland's Armenteros was a game-changer, again.... Read more»

FC Tucson announces move to pro level

The United Soccer League announced Tuesday that FC Tucson will join USL Division III as one of the league’s founding members, and is the first team to join the Western Conference. A formal announcement will be held in Tucson later this year.... Read more»

Sun Cup: Phoenix Rising, FC Tucson partner for new MLS preseason

Phoenix Rising FC and FC Tucson will the hold the Sun Cup, the seventh consecutive MLS preseason series hosted in Tucson. Phoenix and 11 MLS clubs will play here and in Phoenix in February.... Read more»

Phoenix Rising held to draw by local soccer squads

Phoenix Rising FC visited Tucson on Saturday and played against two local teams in friendly mini-games at Kino North Stadium. No one walked away with bragging rights, as the first match with FC Tucson ended 1-1, and the one against the University of Arizona club team ended scoreless.... Read more»

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»

SB 1070 supporters brave heat at Capitol rally

Supporters of Arizona's strict SB 1070 immigration law rallied at the State Capitol on Saturday, despite temperatures of 107 degrees.... Read more»3