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FC Tucson Looks to Improve Unbeaten Streak Against Lansing

By FC Tucson Communications , 09/05/19, 3:00PM MST

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What You Need To Know

  • FC Tucson enters the match on a seven-match home unbeaten streak.
  • Forward Jordan Jones has scored in four consecutive matches.
  • In their last meeting, TUC-LAN played to a 2-2 draw.


THIS WEEK
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.

 

TUCvLAN Series

  • TUC is1-0-1 all time against LAN
  • Midfielder Devyn Jambga scored the club’s first goal against LAN in the 27th minute of the April 30th match at Kino North Stadium.
  • Goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu registered his first clean sheet of the season in the club’s 2-0 victory over LAN.


 A Little Bit About Lansing Ignite FC

  • The club’s leading scorer is Tumi Moshobane with six goals.
  • Rafael Metzingen leads the club with five assists.
  • LAN currently ranks second in USL League One in goals scored with 39 goals.  


A Little Bit About FC Tucson   

  • Jordan Jones leads the club’s Golden Boot race with seven goals.
  • FC Tucson leads the USL League One with an 18% goal conversion rate.
  • Defender Kyle Venter ranks fourth in USL League One with 82 clearances.


Flashing Lights
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.

Perfect Form
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.

Playoff Push
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.

Ironman Watch

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.

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