TUCSON (March 30, 2019) — FC Tucson won its first-ever professional match in USL League One in thrilling fashion, defeating Orlando City B 3-1. Forward Guillermo Delgado ignited the charge with two goals while forward Zach Wright added another.
FC Tucson began the first of a two-game road stretch to start the year on the right foot. FCT took an early 1-0 lead in the 22’ following an accurate strike by forward Guillermo Delgado off of an assist by Luis Martinez.
In the 43’, forward Zach Wright was taken down by a hard tackle by OCB’s Randy Mendoza, resulting in a red card. FCT would go on to take advantage of the 10 men OCB as Wright found his revenge in extra time at the end of the first half.
Wright netted a cross by Jamael Cox to give FC Tucson a 2-0 lead headed into the locker room.
In the second half, OCB would trim the deficit off of a goal by Christopher Osei Wusu. However, FCT answered right back with another accurate strike by Guillermo Delgado in the 54’, securing the brace.
While FC Tucson managed to record 12 shots on goal, they held Orlando City B to just two shots on goal.
FC Tucson will be back in action on Wednesday, April. 3rd when they travel to face South Georgia Tormenta FC. The match is set to start at 2 P.M. MST. The match will be televised via ESPN+ (Domestic) and YouTube (International).
WHAT TO KNOW
FC TUCSON 3-1 ORLANDO CITY B
TUC: 22’, 9-Guillermo Delgado (10-Luis Martinez)
TUC: 45+’, 19-Zach Wright (9-Guillermo Delgado)
ORL: 52’, 14-Christopher Osei Wusu
TUC: 54’, 9-Guillermo Delgado (11-Jamael Cox)
TUC: 14’, 23-Kyle Bjornethun (caution)
ORL: 35’, 21-Allasante Antes Diouf (caution)
ORL: 38’, Emmaunel Hagen (caution)
ORL: 33’, 7-Tresor Mbuyu (caution)
ORL: 45’, 14-Randy Mendoza (ejection)
ORL: 62’, 13-Jordan Hill (caution)
ORL: 90+5’, 25-Luc Granitur (caution)
Starting XI: 24-Phillip Ejimadu; 28-Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, 23- Kyle Bjornethun (C), 33-Kody Wakasa, 2-Austin Ledbetter (23- Luke Hauswirth), 6-Raheem Somersall (14- Colin Stripling), 17-Karsten Hanlin, 10-Luis Martinez (8- Eti Tavares), 11-Jamael Cox, 19-Zach Wright, 9-Guillermo Delgado
Subs not used: 3- José Terrón, 7- Roy Abergil, 18- Carlos Merancio, 19- Devyn Jambga