FC Tucson carries momentum home to face Greenville

August 19, 2022 – United Soccer League One (USL1) – Tucson FC News Release

FC Tucson’s quest to drive up the USL League One table continues Saturday as the club host league-leading Greenville Triumph SC.

The match at Kino North Stadium (7 pm, BUY TICKETS) will celebrate Tucson’s 247th birthday with post-match fireworks, guest appearance from popular Tucson mascots Kitt the Fox from downtown Fox Theater, Wilbur T. Wildcat from the University of Arizona, Rocky from Peter Piper Pizza, Bones from the Tucson Sugar Skulls, and Dusty from the Tucson Road Runners, and plenty of family fun.

On the field, Tucson (4-10-4, 16 points) will look to ride the momentum of a 2-1 win over Northern Colorado Hailstorm on Wednesday.

There’s plenty of reason for optimism facing Greenville (10-6-5, 35 points).

The last meeting, Donny Toia scored an 85th minute goal for FC Tucson to earn a 1-1 tie on July 3.

Tucson had a 12-10 advantage in shots, 6-3 edge in shots on target, and held 57.7% of the possession in that draw.

Tucson FC is 1-0-3 in its last four meetings against the 2021 USL League One champions and 2021 runners-up, who are coached by former US men’s national team star John Harkes. The teams will meet for a third time this season on Saturday, October 1, in Greenville.

Greenville has won just one of its last three games, 1-0 over second-place Richmond Kickers. The club is 3-3-4 on the road this season.

Jacob Labovitz leads Greenville with 11 goals, while Venton Evans is second with five. Evans is among four players who top the team with three assists apiece. Greenville goalkeeper Paul Christensen is tied for the league lead with eight shutouts.

FC Tucson will finish the month of August with a match at North Carolina FC on Saturday, Aug. 27, and at Central Valley Fuego on Wednesday, Aug. 31, before returning home to play Charlotte Independence on Saturday, Sept. 3 (BUY TICKETS ).

While Tucson is 11 points back of sixth-place South Georgia Tormenta and seventh-place Forward Madison, which straddle the playoff cutline with 27 points apiece, the club has two games in hand.

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