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FC Tucson Hopes To End Its Annual Firework Spectacular With Three Points

By FC Tucson Communications, 07/03/19, 10:00AM MST


What You Need To Know

  • TUC-TOR boasts an all-time record of 0-1-1.
  • Tucson fell in their last meeting 0-2 at BMO Field on May 24th.
  • FC Tucson enters the match unbeaten in its last five home matches.

Wednesday, July 3 – vs. Toronto FC II, 7:00 p.m.
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FC Tucson will play host Toronto FC II for its annual Fireworks Spectacular at Kino North Stadium on July 3rd. The two sides have an all-time record of 0-1-1 in favor of Toronto. 

Last Wednesday, Tucson fell to the #1 ranked North Texas SC 1-0. Despite trailing at the half, FCT held North Texas SC to just two shots on goal in the second half. Goalkeeper Carlos Merancio made four stops in the contest.

Toronto FC II enters the match following a 1-1 draw against Forward Madison FC on June 28th. The club is currently fifth in the table with 19 points. 

This will serve as the final regular-season match between the two sides.

TUCvTOR Series

A Little Bit About Orlando City B

  • The club’s leading scorer is Jordan Perruzza with five goals in nine appearances.
  • Both Griffen Dorsey and Jacob Shaffelburg lead the side with three assists. 
  • TOR is second in the USL League One in goals scored (21).

A Little Bit About FC Tucson   

  • Devyn Jambga leads the club in goals scored (3). 
  • Defender Kyle Venter leads the USL League One in blocked shots (15). 
  • In their last matchup at Kino North Stadium, Jamael Cox scored the opening goal en route to a 1-1 draw on April 13th.

Score To Settle

Toronto has conceded just one goal to Tucson in their last two outings. Midfielder Jamael Cox netted the club's lone goal in a 1-1 draw at Kino North Stadium on April 13th.

Fireworks Spectacular Tradition

Tucson has earned four points in its last two matches on July 3rd. Last season, Tucson scored the equalizer at the death to earn a 2-2 draw against Albuquerque Sol FC.

Lockdown Defender

Despite missing the first three matches of the season, defender Kyle Venter currently leads the USL League One in blocked shots (15). He's also won 49 of 68 duels and 28 of 37 ariels this season.

Manning the Post

In the absence of LAFC loanee goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu, goalkeeper Carlos Merancio has looked impressive in his last four matches. He has registered nine saves on 13 shots faced, resulting in a save success rate of 69.2%.

Ironman Watch

Midfielder Jamael Cox has surpassed LAFC loanee goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu for the most playable minutes this season (913). Cox has played in six full 90-minute matches thus far. He currently leads the team with 11 created chances and two assists.



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