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FC Tucson Embarks on a Cross-Country Trip To Take On Richmond Kickers

By FC Tucson Communications, 05/10/19, 6:00PM MST


What You Need To Know

  • FC Tucson won its last match against Lansing Ignite FC 2-0.
  • This is the third time in its history that FC Tucson has started out the season with a 2-2-1 league record. In those two other seasons (2015 and 2017), FC Tucson eventually made the postseason (USL League Two). It reached the conference final in 2015.
  • FC Tucson has played in nine states in the club's history. The club will add the 10th state when it plays the Richmond Kickers in Virginia on Saturday.

Saturday, May 11 -- at Richmond Kickers, 4:00 p.m.
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After enjoying a three-match homestand, FC Tucson will resume itsroad travels as the club heads to Richmond, Va., to take on the Richmond Kickers. Its the first time ever the two clubs will meet.

Last week, Tucson snapped its two-match losing streak by defeating Lansing Ignite FC 2-0, earning the first clean sheet victory of the season. LAFC loanee goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu earned USL League One Team of the Week honors after notching five saves and recording the clean sheet.

Richmond is coming off of arguably its most impressive win of the season, defeating Virginia United 6-2 in the first round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The club is led by forward Joe Gallardo, whose has three goals in USL League One play.

Scary Terry

Nabbing his first start of 2019 against Lansing, defender José Terrón was a force to be reckoned with on the pitch. The 5-foot-9 Spaniard registered five clearances, one assist, won 8 of 11 duels and created two chances en route to receiving USL League One Team of the Week honors for Week 6.

The Kid is special

Midfielder Devin Vega has recorded two goals in just two appearances with the club. On loan from Phoenix Rising FC, Vega scored both of his USL League One goals off of free kicks, making him the only player in the league to accomplish this feat twice.

More to come

Forward Devyn Jambga recorded both his first start and the first goal of his professional career in last week's 2-0 victory against Lansing.

In a league of their own

Midfielder Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu and goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu now stand alone as the only two FCT players to have played in every possible minute this season (450 minutes). 

Mr. Clean

LAFC loanee goalkeeper Philip Ejimadu made history last Tuesday night, becoming the first goalkeeper in the club's professional history to record a clean sheet.



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