FC Tucson

FC Tucson looks to rebound after losing competitive match at Omaha

FC Tucson made a trip to Omaha, Neb., to take on the division leaders, Union Omaha, last Saturday.

The Men in Black came into the game short handed as Noah Franke and Gio Calixtro were both serving a one-game suspension from the previous week’s trip to Frisco, Texas.

FC Tucson was not quite able to get any goals together despite having possession of the ball for just over 55 percent of the game against Union Omaha, which prevailed 1-0.

The home team had the advantage for most of the game, as it scored off of a header at the fifth minute of the match.

That goal would be the only blemish for Wallis Lespley, as the FC Tucson standout goalie would go on to save five shots.

FC Tucson threatened to score multiple times in the second half, but unfortunately time would expire before they could capitalize.

FC Tucson’s record dropped to 2-4-3 while Union Omaha’s improved to 6-1-3.

FC Tucson will return to Kino North this Saturday to take on Inter Miami at 7:00 p.m. It is being promoted as an evening to salute the troops one day before July 4. Active military and veterans receive a 15 percent discount on tickets. A postgame fireworks show will take place.


Nathaniel Martinez is an aspiring sports journalist who is a Sahuaro High School graduate and Pima Community College student. He has written for the Aztec Press at Pima. While at Sahuaro, he played football for longtime coach Scott McKee and he wrestled.

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