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FC Tucson Begins Road Trip In Orlando

By FC Tucson Communications , 06/11/19, 4:00PM MST

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What You Need To Know

  • This marks the club's second trip to Orlando City B.
  • In their last meeting, the two sides played to a 1-1 draw at Kino North Stadium.
  • FC Tucson is currently tied for third in USL League One with 13 goals.

THIS WEEK
Wednesday, June 12 – vs. Orlando City B, 4:30 p.m.
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FC Tucson will travel to Orlando, FL to take on Orlando City B on Wednesday at Montverde Academy. This will mark the third and final meeting between the two clubs this season. The all-time record currently stands at 1-0-1 in favor of FC Tucson. 

Last Saturday, Tucson played to a 0-0 draw at home versus the Richmond Kickers. LAFC loanee goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu earned his third clean sheet of the season, elevating him to fourth in the club’s all-time record books.  Former FC Tucson goalkeeper Billy Thompson is in first place with six career clean sheets. 

Tucson will head into Orlando after finding much success at home. In its last four home matches, Tucson has boasted a record of two wins, two draws, and zero losses. 

Orlando City B is coming off of a 2-1 win over Forward Madison FC. Despite a slow start to begin the season, OCB has won four out of its last five matches, outscoring their opponents 9-4.


TUCvOCB Series

  • This will be the 3rd all-time meeting between the two clubs with TUC’s all-time record being 1-0-1.
  • The largest margin of victory in the series is two goals which happened on March 30th2019, FC Tucson defeated Orlando City B 3-1.
  • In their last meeting, Tucson won the possession battle with 54%. 
  • Forward Guillermo Delgado holds the club record for goals against Orlando City B (2). Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu and José Terrón have also found the back of the net against OCB.

A Little Bit About Orlando City B

  • The club’s leading scorer is Christopher Osei-Wusu with three goals in 11 appearances.
  • Serginho leads the club in assist (3). 
  • OCB currently leads the USL League One in shots (141).
  • OCB is tied for second in the USL League One in passing accuracy (80%).

A Little Bit About FC Tucson   

  • Devyn Jambga leads the club in goals scored (3). 
  • Goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu earned his third clean sheet of the season last week, pushing him into fourth place all-time in club history. 
  • Jamael Cox leads the club in both chances created (10) and assists (2). 
  • The club ended its recent homestand undefeated, going 2-0-2 over the last four outings at Kino North Stadium. 

King of the Hill

Despite a 2-2 draw in their last meeting, Tucson currently leads the all-time series 1-0-1. FCT has recorded five goals against OCB, the most against any opponent this season.

Hellloooooooo Orlando...

FC Tucson kicked off their inaugural USL League One season in Orlando on March 30th. Forward Guillermo Delgado recorded two goals and one assist en route to the 3-1 rout at Montverde Academy. 

A Man Amongst Boys

LAFC loanee goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu registered his third clean sheet of the season last week against the Richmond Kickers. Ejimadu now sits third overall in saves (29) and tied for fifth in clean sheets (3). 

Finding That Groove

In their last four home matches, Tucson has netted eight goals and conceded just two, going undefeated during this span.

Iron Man Watch

While Phillip Ejimadu is the only player to play every possible minute (900 minutes), midfielder Jamael Cox has played in every match this season (10) and currently leads the club in created chances (10), assists (2), and tied for third in goals (1). 

 

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