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FC Tucson Wraps Up Regular-Season Series Against Chattanooga

By FC Tucson Communications , 08/29/19, 12:00PM MST

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What You Need To Know

  • FC Tucson enters the match on a six-match home unbeaten streak.

  • Last Saturday, FC Tucson defeated Orlando City B 3-1 at Kino North Stadium. 

  • In their last meeting, the clubs played to a 1-1 draw.

THIS WEEK
Friday, August 30 – vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, 7:30 p.m.
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FC Tucson wraps up its regular-season series with Chattanooga Red Wolves SC this Saturday at Kino North Stadium. Last Saturday, FC Tucson defeated Orlando City B 3-1 to extend its home unbeaten streak to six matches. The win also ensured FC Tucson finished its season series against Orlando City B unbeaten with a 3-0-1 record.

In the win, FC Tucson got goals from Jordan Jones, who scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season, Devyn Jambga (five goals in 2019), and Tucson-native Erik Virgen, who scored his very first professional goal.

Chattanooga comes into the match following a long layoff. The club last played on Wednesday, August 21, a 1-1 draw with South Georgia Tormenta FC. The road has been challenging for Red Wolves SC. The club is just 2-5-4 away from home while it enjoys a strong 6-1-4 record in their own backyard. The last time the team traveled to Tucson, the home side won 4-0.

Tickets for the match are still available and can be purchased at FCTucson.com.

TUCvCHT Series

  • TUC leads the all-time series with a record of 1-0-1. 
  • TUC has outscored Chattanooga 5-1 in their first two matches. 
  • Defender Kyle Venter scored the second-fastest goal in USL League One history (59 seconds) against Chattanooga on July 27th. 
  • Midfielder Devyn Jambga recorded a brace in the club’s first match against Chattanooga at Kino North Stadium. 

A Little Bit About Chattanooga Red Wolves  

  • The club’s leading scorer is Steven Beattie with eight goals.

  • Vangjel Zguro leads the club with six assists. 

  • CHT is tied for first in the USL League One with 55 yellow cards.  

A Little Bit About FC Tucson   

  • Four players have registered at least one goal against Chattanooga (Jones, Wakasa, Jambga, and Venter). 

  • Jordan Jones leads the club’s Golden Boot race with six goals. 

  • FC Tucson is the only club in USL League One without a red card. 

Where It All Began 

TUC enters the match unbeaten in its last six home matches. The streak began on Saturday, May 18th, when the club defeated Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, 4-0.

First of Many

Tucson-native Erik Virgen recorded his first goal of the season in the 69th minute against OCB last Saturday. He became the first FC Tucon Youth product to record a goal for the professional side. 

Home Field Advantage

In the last six home matches, TUC has scored 12 goals while conceding just four. During that span, three TUC players scored two or more goals (Jordan Jones, Devyn Jambga, and Kyle Venter). 

Ironman Watch 

Defender Kyle Venter remains the club’s minutes leader with 1,530 minutes played. He’s followed by Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (1,440), Devyn Jambga (1,440),  Jamael Cox (1,402), Luke Hauswirth (1,309), Jordan Jones (1,228), Phillip Ejimadu (1,170), Lamar Batista (1,080) and José Terrón (1,052) to round out the players who have logged at least 1,000 minutes. Forward Guillermo Delgado (938) rounds out the players who have notched at least 900 minutes.

 

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