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FC Tucson Readies For Final Match Against Forward Madison

By FC Tucson Communications , 09/27/19, 1:00PM MST


What You Need To Know

●      This is Forward Madison FC’s first trip to Tucson.
●      The all-time series between the two sides are 0-0-2.
●      In their last meeting, MAD defeated FC Tucson 1-0 at Breese Stevens Stadium on August 3rd.


Friday, September 27 – vs. Forward Madison FC, 7:30 p.m.
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FC Tucson prepares to play their third match in just six days as the home side welcomes Forward Madison FC to Kino Sports Complex for the first time this season. 

On Tuesday, FC Tucson fell to Greenville Triumph SC 3-2, eliminating the club from playoff contention. 

Following an 2-0 deficit at the half, the home side registered two unanswered goals courtesy of forward Jordan Jones in the 50thminute and midfielder Jamael Cox in the 90th. 

During stoppage time, Greenville’s Chris Bermudez scored the game-winning tally to give the away side a 3-2 victory and a berth in the inaugural 2019 USL League One playoffs.

Forward Madison enters the match following a 1-0 victory over North Texas SC. The Flamingoes currently sit in fourth place with a record of 11-9-6 and 39 points. 

FC Tucson can eliminate Forward Madison from playoff contention with a win.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

TUCvMAD Series 

●      This will be the 3rd all-time meeting between the two clubs with TUC’s all-time record being 0-0-2. 

●      Defender Kyle Venter is the only FC Tucson player to record a goal against Forward Madison. 

A Little Bit About Forward Madison FC  

  • Don Smart leads the club with seven goals. 
  • Paulo Jr leads the club with five assists. 
  • MAD can clinch the final playoff spot with a victory OR draw against TUC AND a Chattanooga loss. 

A Little Bit About FC Tucson   

  • Jordan Jones leads the club’s Golden Boot race with eight goals. 
  • Erik Virgen leads the club with 23 created chances.
  • José Terrón leads the club with 56 tackles. 

Juice is Loosee

After being sidelined with a lower-body injury, Jamael Cox made his return to the pitch last Tuesday against Greenville Triumph SC. Cox recorded the equalizer in the 90thminute while recording a passing accuracy of 91.7%. 

Welcome to The Big Show 

17-year-old forward Ilijah Paul made his professional debut in the 83rdminute against Greenville Triumph SC, completing two passes and registering one clearance. 

Rewriting the Record Books 

Forward Jordan Jones recorded his eighth goal of the season against Greenville. Jones needs just five more goals to tie the club’s all-time record for goals in a season. 

Ironman Watch 

Defender Kyle Venter remains the club’s minutes leader with 1,874 minutes played. He’s followed by Devyn Jambga (1,792), Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (1,736), Luke Hauswirth (1,669), Jordan Jones (1,678), Lamar Batista (1,530), Jamael Cox (1,416), Phillip Ejimadu (1,350), José Terrón (1,309), Guillermo Delgado (1,142), Kody Wakasa (1,118) and Erik Virgen (1,112) to round out the players who have logged at least 1,000 minutes. Goalkeeper Carlos Merancio (990) and Zach Wright (933) rounds out the players who have notched at least 900 minutes.



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