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On June 6 of last year, FC Tucson pulverized the team then called Orange County Blues Strikers by a score of 9–1. When the now renamed OC Pateadores Blues were slated to make a visit to Kino North Stadium on Saturday night, the thinking was that FC Tucson couldn’t expect to score nine goals again. Sure enough they didn’t. They only scored a measly seven. Read more»

Ricardo Velazco (9) and Clark Phillips are embraced by the Cactus Pricks after the 59th minute goal.

FC Tucson's strong start Saturday was enough for the club to notch its first win of the season, 2-1, over Las Vegas. “The first 20 minutes, I thought we were dynamite,” said coach Rick Schantz. Read more»

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen in action against the San Jose Earthquakes.

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»

Friday morning, FC Tucson engaged in a bit of light practice: their season is past winding down. They play the final game of 2013 on Saturday against the BYU Cougars. "Personally, I think we underachieved," keeper Michael D'Arrigo said in a bit of brutal honesty about this year's season as his team prepares for their final match of 2013. Read more»

Tucson midfielder Eli Golbraith-Knapp strikes the ball late in the match.

FC Tucson delivered a serious punishment to OC Blues Strikers on Thursday night at Kino Sports Park with a scoreline that one would normally expect from the Tucson Padres playing across the street. Los Tucsonenses set a club record with their 9-1 victory. Read more»

FC Tucson won their match against Phoenix FC with an overtime goal, moving on to face San Antonio in the U.S. Open Cup.

FC Tucson used Friday morning for practice and, after it got too hot, game film. All of this was to get ready for two opponents in four days: the Southern California Seahorses at home on Saturday, followed by a trip to Texas to face off against the San Antonio Scorpions in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup. Read more»

New England's Kelyn Rowe (11) on the offense.

Both of Wednesday night’s games of the Desert Diamond Cup were played in a largely empty Kino Stadium. Still, the players and few fans soldiered on, and the matches were not nearly as sloppy as one would expect given the weather. Read more»

Stadium rendering

FC Tucson and Pima County announced plans Wednesday for a 2,000-seat stadium to be built by 2014 on the site of Field #1 at Kino Sports Complex North. In addition to the new stadium, which will become the new home for the professional soccer team, the county also plans to add a sixth field at the site. Read more»

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»

Tony Amato, Southland Conference coach of the year the past two seasons at Stephen F. Austin, has been hired to become the new University of Arizona women’s soccer coach. Read more»

FC Tucson began its final home stand with an emphatic win over the BYU Cougars Friday night at Kino Sports Complex. Tucson defeated the men from Provo three goals to none. Read more»

FC Tucson left back Matt Linenberger heads in a 3rd minute corener kick to give Tucson the early lead.

FC Tucson won their second game in a row as they downed the Phoenix Monsoon in a friendly match Wednesday night by a score of 4-2. Read more»