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2 Arizona soccer teams in action in 3rd round of U.S. Open Cup this week

Two Arizona teams are still alive in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup as the third round begins on Tuesday. For FC Tucson, it's a chance to work on form and tactics.... Read more»

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Preseason soccer

Sun Cup: Galaxy & Colorado play to 2-2 draw; RSL downs Rising 1 - 0

Wednesday afternoon and evening saw the second day of Sun Cup preseason soccer action in Tucson. Pima County’s COVID restrictions meant a relatively small crowd saw the five goals scored on the day.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Soccer Wildcats on the field but distanced and masked

Arizona soccer resumes practice, but sessions are more new normal than normal. Plus, Phoenix Rising FC restores Rick Schantz as coach after flap over on-field slur by player.... Read more»

Phoenix Rising's Schantz apologizes following anti-gay incident during soccer match

Phoenix Rising FC coach Rick Schantz issued a statement Monday, apologizing for his response to a homophobic incident during last Wednesday’s match with San Diego Loyal.... Read more»

Phoenix Rising, SD Loyals match halted after controversy over homophobic slur

Wednesday night’s match between Phoenix Rising FC and San Diego Loyal SC ended at halftime with San Diego players leaving the field after a Rising player allegedly directed a homophobic slur at one of their players.... Read more»

USL preseason

Phoenix Rising coach Schantz sees good in loss to Major League Soccer side

Phoenix Rising FC made a visit to the Old Pueblo Wednesday to face off with FC Cincinnati, who have been training at Kino Sports Complex for two weeks. The Arizona side lost the match, 3 – 0.... Read more»

Long time coming: ex-FC Tucson player makes national team

One-time FC Tucson defender Aaron Long has been named to the U.S. national team after years of struggling to find a place in a first-tier soccer line-up.... Read more»

FC Tucson alums await bout with old squad in Open Cup 2nd round

FC Tucson will travel to Colorado Springs to play the Switchbacks on Wednesday. Two familiar faces will be on the other side of the field in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup.... Read more»1

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»

Phoenix Rising gets narrow win in sort-of debut for Drogba

Phoenix's soccer club battled back a 20-minute barrage to hold on for a win. Oh yeah, Didier Drogba was there too.... Read more»

New coach Pearlman vows to 'die trying' in leading FC Tucson

FC Tucson has named Jonathan Pearlman, longtime general manager of the club, as the new head coach of the local semi-pro soccer team. "I swear to you, no one's going to work harder than I am and no one loves soccer in this city more than I do. I feel like I'll do a good job or die trying," he said.... Read more»

As MLS preseason starts, FC Tucson looks for a new coach

As FC Tucson gets ready to host its first Major League Soccer preseason match of the year on Friday, a question hangs over the team’s head: who will coach them through the 2017 season?... 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»

Hornby special: Late-match rally gives FC Tucson 5 - 2 win

Afonso Pinheiro's two late-game goals put the match out of reach for the visitors as FC Tucson closed out the regular season with an exclamation point.... Read more»

Full boat: FC Tucson nets 5 in rivalry match with Albuquerque

Out of their final three matches, FC Tucson only needed a single tie to clinch the top of both the division and conference table. They decided their fate with a win by five goals.... Read more»

One louder: Schmitt brace turns FC Tucson up to 11 undefeated

Tate Schmitt scored two as FC Tucson extended their unbeaten streak to 11 matches at Kino North Stadium on Sunday night. The win puts them six points clear of the second-place team and gives them a near lock on a playoff spot.... Read more»

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