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FC Tucson Faces Off Against Toronto FC II in First Professional Home Opener

By FC Tucson Communications , 04/12/19, 3:00PM MST

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What You Need To Know

  • FC Tucson currently sits fourth in the conference standings with three points. 
  • Forward Guillermo Delgado ranks second in the USL League One in goals (2).
  • In two matches, FCT is tied for first in the league in goals scored (4).

THIS WEEK
Saturday, April 13 -- vs. Toronto FC II, 7:30 p.m.
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FC Tucson plays hosts to Toronto FC II on Saturday, April 13th for its first professional home opener in club history. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and gates open at 6:30 p.m.Coming off of a two-match road trip, this match will serve as the first of 14 scheduled home matches during the 2019 USL League One season.

FC Tucson recently ended its season-opening two-game road trip with a 3-1 loss to South Georgia Tormenta FC. Toronto FC II won its USL League One debut last Friday against Orlando City B, 2-0. 

A Little Bit About Toronto FC II 

  •  Toronto FC II is second in the league standings with three points.
  • Last week, the club defeated Orlando City B in their USL League One debut 2-0.
  • Goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky has four saves and one clean sheet this season.

We meet again. . .

Defender Kyle Bjornethun arrived in Tucson after a stint with Toronto FC II. Bjornethun registered 26 career appearances during his time with the club.

Not skipping a beat

FC Tucson is 5-1-1 all-time in home openers. The club outscored USL League Two opponents 16-7 in those seven matches.

I’m not tired yet!

Defenders Kyle Bjornethun, Kody Wakasa, and Forward Jamael Cox have all logged 180 minutes of play over the club’s first two matches.

Welcome to the big stage

Midfielder Colin Stripling and Defender Luke Hauswirth both made their professional debuts as substitutes in the season-opening match against Orlando City B. Stripling was a collegiate standout at Monmouth University, while Hauswirth started four consecutive years for the University of Washington. 

 

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