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Friday, September 5 – vs. Lansing Ignite FC, 7:30 p.m.
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FC Tucson continues its push toward the playoffs this Friday when the club welcomes Lansing Ignite FC to Kino North Stadium for the final time this season.
Last Friday, FC Tucson defeated Chattanooga Red Wolves SC 1-0 to improve its overall record to 8-7-7 and 31 points, just one point out of the fourth and final playoff spot. The game-winning goal came in the 43rd minute when Jordan Jones scored his fifth goal of the season from the penalty spot. It was also the fourth consecutive match Jones tallied a goal.
Lansing Ignite FC comes into the match red hot, unbeaten in its last eight matches. In their last match, the club defeated North Texas SC 4-1, solidifying itself in second place in the table.
A Little Bit About Lansing Ignite FC
A Little Bit About FC Tucson
For the second consecutive week, midfielder Erik Virgen was named to the USL League One Team of the Week. Last Friday, the Tucson-native completed 49 of 52 passes, recorded five key passes and made five recoveries.
Forward Jordan Jones became the third player in club history to record a goal in four consecutive matches. Jones currently leads the club with five goals and three assists.
Following last week’s 1-0 win over Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, FC Tucson enters this week’s match just one-point shy of the fourth and final playoff spot.
Defender Kyle Venter remains the club’s minutes leader with 1,620 minutes played. He’s followed by Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (1,530), Devyn Jambga (1,529), Jamael Cox (1,402), Luke Hauswirth (1,399), Jordan Jones (1,318), Phillip Ejimadu (1,260), Lamar Batista (1,170), José Terrón (1,053) and Guillermo Delgado (1,018) to round out the players who have logged at least 1,000 minutes.