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FC Tucson Looks to Grab Their First Win Against North Texas SC for Season Finale

By FC Tucson Communications , 10/03/19, 2:30PM MST


What You Need To Know

●      TUC-NTX boasts an all-time record of 0-1-1.

●      In their last meeting, FC Tucson played to a 1-1 draw  at Toyota Stadium on August 10th. 

●      North Texas SC currently sits in first place in the table with a record of 16-6-5 and 53 points. 

Friday, October 3 – vs. North Texas SC, 7:30 p.m.
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FC Tucson wraps up their 2019 season this Friday when the club welcomes North Texas SC to Kino North Stadium for the final time this season. 

Last Saturday, FC Tucson played to a 1-1 draw against Forward Madison FC at home. The two sides finished with an all-time record of 0-1-2. 

In the 31st minute, forward Jordan Jones received a beautiful curler inside the box from Jamael Cox. The prolific striker sent the ball into the back of the net with a swift header, marking his ninth goal of the season.  

Madison forward Don Smart scored the equalizer for the away side in the final minute of extra time. 

Despite the two sides exchanging various chances in the second half, neither side was able to score the game-winning tally.

North Texas SC enters the match following a 1-0 loss to Forward Madison FC on Saturday, September 22nd. The away side has clinched the 2019 USL League One regular-season title.  

A Little Bit About North Texas SC  

●      The club’s leading scorer is Ronaldo Damus with 16 goals.

●      Arturo Rodriguez leads the club with nine assists. 

●      NTX ranks first in the USL League One with 13,502  completed passes.  

A Little Bit About FC Tucson   

●      Jordan Jones leads the club with nine goals. 

●      Jamael Cox ranks first on the team with four assists. 

●      FC Tucson ranks fourth in USL League One with 34 goals.  

The Final Countdown

FC Tucson will look to secure their first win of the season over North Texas SC. Despite leading USL League One in goals scored (50), North Texas has only registered two goals in their two previous meeting with FC Tucson.

Double-Digit Striker

Forward Jordan Jones needs just one more goal to push his overall season total to 10. Jones currently ranks fourth on the club’s all-time list for goals scored in a season. 

Playmaking Ten 

Midfielder Erik Virgen is the only player in FC Tucson’s professional era to average a passing accuracy of 90% or higher. In 15 appearances, Virgen has completed 679 passes while registering one goal, one assist, and 26 created chances. 

Ironman Watch 

Defender Kyle Venter remains the club’s minutes leader with 1,964 minutes played. He’s followed by Devyn Jambga (1,827), Jordan Jones (1,768), Luke Hauswirth (1,759),   Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (1,736), Lamar Batista (1,620), Jamael Cox (1,506), José Terrón (1,385),  Phillip Ejimadu (1,350), Kody Wakasa (1,208), Erik Virgen (1,202) and Guillermo Delgado (1,156) and Carlos Merancio (1,080) to round out the players who have logged at least 1,000 minutes. Midfielder Zach Wright (933) and Ramone Howell (906) rounds out the players who have notched at least 900 minutes.

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