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MLS Preseason returns to Tucson with a new name: Desert Showcase

FC Tucson has announced dates for Major League Soccer preseason matches in Tucson, with organizers dropping the idea of a "Cup" tournament and billing the games as the "Desert Showcase."... Read more»0

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FC Tucson faces 'Dynamic' Omaha squad in semifinal match

FC Tucson got through to the semifinals of the USL League One playoffs with a win against a team they were well-matched with. Both FC Tucson and Richmond Kickers have had their ups and downs throughout the season. The team they face on Saturday in the semifinals, Union Omaha, mostly has had ups.... Read more»0

FC Tucson wins playoff match with 1-goal shutout of Kickers

It was a far cry from the six-goal contest between the two teams last week, but FC Tucson won their playoff match against Richmond Kickers on Saturday night at Kino North Stadium after a late-game strike by English forward Deri Corfe.... Read more»0

Arizona soccer

No cross necessary: Sun Devils exorcized by Aguilera's brace in Wildcat win

The scoreline says Saturday night’s action at Mulcahy Stadium hosted a 2-1 victory for the Arizona Wildcats over their rivals from up north. It was a team effort, but the night belonged to senior Jill Aguilera — whose two goals made her the UA's all-time leading scorer.... Read more»0

Wildcats to wind up soccer season against Tempe Normal

A successful season in Tucson can also mean one thing: beating Arizona State University. The University of Arizona soccer team has a chance to do that on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Mulcahy Stadium.... Read more»0

Didn't they play them last week?: FC Tucson opens 1st pro playoffs against Richmond

There used to be a trope among soccer commentators when two players with some familiarity would have a clash on the field: “A little history there.” One could say that about FC Tucson’s first playoff match against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night.... Read more»0

Soccer notes

Aztec women make national tourney; FC Tucson's Lapsley credits backups

The Pima Community College women's soccer team is heading back to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament; Lapsley talks about his backup squad; Sawatzky talkin' 'bout a Revolution... Read more»0

UA Wildcats soccer

Buffaloed: Arizona out-possessed by Colorado

The Arizona Wildcats women’s soccer team lost 1-0 to the Colorado Buffaloes on Sunday at Mulcahy Stadium. The lone goal of the match came in the second half, right on the hour mark, as Shyra James slipped one past UA keeper Hope Hisey.... Read more»0

FC Tucson

4 goals and through: FC Tucson earns first-ever pro postseason spot

The must-win final match for FC Tucson at Kino North Stadium on Saturday night ended in a 4-2 victory against the visiting Richmond Kickers.... Read more»0

UA Wildcat soccer

Monkey off of their backs: Arizona earns first Pac-12 win

The Arizona Wildcats won their first Pac-12 conference soccer match of the season against Utah on Thursday night. The 1-0 finish came courtesy of redshirt senior Jill Aguilera in the 14th minute. ... Read more»0

Soccer notes

Goalkeeper Hisey plays mentor for young Arizona back line

“There's a ton more responsibility on me because I'm the only real veteran voice back there now without her,” said Wildcat goalkeeper Hope Hisey. Plus: FC Tucson academy player Lawrence closes out FC Tucson win... Read more»0

Rodriguez earns brace in rare start as FC Tucson takes out Tormenta FC

Rodriguez got a rare start on Saturday night against Tormenta FC and he made the most of it. He scored two goals in the team’s win; one that puts them in the driver’s seat on the road to the playoffs.... Read more»0

Arizona soccer drops quartet of goals to Washington Huskies

Arizona hadn’t won a PAC-12 game going into Friday night’s match at Mulcahy Stadium. A win against Washington looked possible, as the Cougars have had their own struggles. It wasn’t to happen as the Wildcats got crushed 4-1 by the visitors.... Read more»0

Early red card & poor finishing hand FC Tucson loss to bottom-ranked North Carolina

FC Tucson ended the evening at Kino North Stadium with only 10 players on the field and their second loss since early August. Two goals off of set pieces gave North Carolina their first win in over a month.... Read more»0

Soccer notes

Arizona soccer midfielder Goerlinger talks about growing into new tactics

Arizona's Madison Goerlinger talks about adapting to positional possession tactics; FC Tucson's Jon Pearlman talks about winning moments and finishing chances.... Read more»0

Drop the 'interim': Pearlman to coach FC Tucson through 2022

FC Tucson announced that Jonathan Pearlman can remove the “interim” tag from his title — he will be the coach of the local soccer team through the 2022 season.... Read more»0

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