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FC Tucson Heads To Toronto For Friday Afternoon Matchup

By FC Tucson Communications , 05/23/19, 5:00PM MST

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What You Need To Know

  • FC Tucson won its last match against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC 4-0.
  • FC Tucson ranks third in USL League One with 1goals.
  • Forward Devyn Jambga was named the USL League One Player of the Week for Week 9. 

THIS WEEK
Friday, May 24 -- at Toronto FC II, 1:00 p.m.
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FC Tucson heads back on the road this Friday to face-off against Toronto FC II. This is the second time this season the two clubs have met. On April 13th, the two sides played to a 1-1 draw in their first encounter at Kino North Stadium.

Tucson enters this match following a 4-0 win over Chattanooga Red Wolves SC at Kino North Stadium. Forward Devyn Jambga led the offensive charge against the Red Wolves, securing a brace with goals in the 67th and 75th minutes. Newcomer Jordan Jones tallied the opening goal of the match off of a penalty kick and defender Kody Wakasa also found the back of the net. Both scored their first goals of the season.

Toronto FC II will be playing its home opener six matches into the season. After going unbeaten in its first three matches, the club is currently on a three-match losing streak, capped by a 2-0 loss at Orlando City B on May 17. The club has been outscored 8-3 during this three-match losing streak.

Leading the pack

After last week's brace, forward Devyn Jambga leads the club in goals scored (3) and ranks second in shots on target (5). He is tied for third inall of USL League One in goals, just two goals behind the league leader.

Cleanliness is next to godliness

LAFC loanee goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu recorded his second clean sheet of the season last Saturday. He now has two on the season. He’s also fourth in USL League One in saves with 21.

True to this, not new to this

Forward Jordan Jones netted the club's opening goal off of a penalty kick in the 25th minute of last Saturday's 4-0 victory over Chattanooga. He became the 11th player in club history to score in his home debut for the club.

Defenders need love too

Kody Wakasa became the first FCT defender to find the back of the net this season. Wakasa gave the team a 2-0 lead during the 35th minute of last Saturday's match against Chattanooga.

Built to last

Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu is one of 17 players in the entire league to play every possible minute this season (630).

On the road again… 

This will be the third trip of over 2,000 miles for FC Tucson. To date, FC Tucson has racked up 5,430 miles of travel. The club’s shortest trip of the season will be to Frisco, Texas, just 968 miles away.

 

 

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